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Railbookers: 6 new NZ itineraries + travel trend update

While the Easter Bunny may have been recently kind with that chocolate haul (or unkind if you can’t pace yourself), Railbookers is bringing the real treats. Six epic new itineraries to Aotearoa New Zealand! We’ve got the goodies, plus Railbookers share the travel trends you need to know.

While the Easter Bunny may have been recently kind with that chocolate haul (or unkind if you can’t pace yourself), Railbookers is bringing the real treats. Six epic new itineraries to Aotearoa New Zealand! We’ve got the goodies, plus Railbookers share the travel trends you need to know.

Railbookers are the experts in FIT/independent journeys in not only rail – as their name suggests – but accommodation, sightseeing, transfers, and more.

Through their huge portfolio, including travel to six continents, there are three ways to book. Pre-curated packages, customisable tours, or start from scratch with a bespoke tailor-made vacation made just for you. They even offer an appealingly low deposit policy, no matter which you choose.

New Zealand returns

Fancy a trip aboard the Coastal Pacific on the South Island’s east coast? ©Railbookers

Meeting the growing demand for travel to see New Zealand’s is-this-real-life landscapes, movie-famous locations, and iconic national parks, Railbookers have stepped up with the return of their New Zealand portfolio.

While there may be one ring to rule them all (A Lord of the Rings reference, FYI), with Railbookers, there are six new appealing packages to rule your vacation. Each tailored itinerary, ranging from eight to 19 days, reveals there’s no shortage of ways to explore our neighbour’s beautiful backyard.

North to south, journey along the country’s spectacular rail routes, from the Northern Explorer, Coastal Pacific and TranzAlpine trains. Rail travel offers the most relaxing way to see the best of NZ. They can also book you on the Interislander ferry to connect the North and South Islands.

With their great connections across NZ, they’ve access to fab accommodation, sightseeing, and immersive cultural experiences, too. You can see why they’re leaders in their field. Railbookers take payment in NZD now, too.

We’ve selected our three favourite new New Zealand itineraries:

  • Best of New Zealand: This is an adventure for the soul across 16 fun-filled days. Highlights include rejuvenating Rotorua, Napier’s delectable wineries, and the jaw-dropping beauty of Milford Sound. Rail travel includes time on the Coastal Pacific from Blenheim to Christchurch and TranzAlpine train from Greymouth to Christchurch. From $9,849 per person twin share.
  • Essential New Zealand: For those short on time, the 8-day Essential New Zealand tour sees you experience the country’s three main –yet different – cities: Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch. Rail highlights include travel aboard the Northern Explorer from Auckland to Wellington, plus a stunning journey from Picton to Christchurch aboard the Coastal Pacific. From $3,699 per person twin share.
  • Ultimate New Zealand: As the name suggests, this package does not hold back in delivering Aotearoa’s goods. 19 days, 8 destinations, and New Zealand’s most scenic rail networks, this is an idyllic way to see the best of the country. Tour highlights include visiting the Hobbiton movie set, the bedazzling glow worms at Waitomo Caves, and discovering Kaikoura’s marine wonders. From $11,549 per person twin share.

See all six New Zealand itineraries here.

Trending news

We got the tea from Railbookers on the three hottest Aussie traveller trends they are seeing across their business.

#1 Switzerland

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Destinations like Zermatt keep Switzerland at the top of Aussie travellers’ wish lists. ©Railbookers

The land of delectable chocolate, quality watches, timeless charm, and breathtaking scenery, Switzerland continues to captivate Australian travellers.

Hot stops for 2024 include Europe’s highest railway station, Jungfraujoch, witnessing the majesty of the Matterhorn, and travelling aboard the steepest cogwheel train in the world up Mount Pilatus. Discover Railbooker’s Switzerland itineraries to see why it’s so popular year in, year out.

#2 Pre-& post-cruise extensions

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Get expert assistance for your pre- or post-cruise travel, including to Fairbanks, Alaska. ©Railbookers

With the resurrection of cruising comes the reclamation of pre- and post-cruise extensions. Railbookers are the experts at unlocking extraordinary journeys to complement at-sea adventures.

With over 60 thoughtfully curated itineraries from key river and ocean cruise ports and cities, it’s easy to elevate your holiday with Railbookers.

Whether it’s relaxing on the ‘slowest express train in the world’ amid the soaring Swiss Alps or admiring Alaska’s rugged beauty aboard Alaska Railway (and maybe even catching a glimpse of the famed Northern Lights), Railbookers have a pre- and post-cruise itinerary to suit.

Choosing multiple cities in multiple countries on multiple trains equals an adventure guaranteed to be both memorable and hassle-free.

#3 Tailor-made, customisable holidays

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Get exactly the trip you want – including time aboard the fab Glacier Express when you travel with ©Railbookers

Railbookers use their experience as flexible independent rail travel experts to get you exactly the holiday you desire. Working with your preferred travel agent, they provide the ultimate solutions that meet your travel wish list.

Keen to experience every train in Switzerland? They’ve got you! Ready to go beyond the beaten path. Railbookers know all the secrets. Thinking that European rail adventure is too complicated to actually work? They’ll sort you in a jiffy.

With a wealth of contacts, an ability to book your travel up to two years in advance, and a commitment to the adventure YOU want, Railbookers delivers with the precision of a Swiss train.

Whether you’re planning an iconic adventure aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, a mesmerising journey through the rugged Canadian Rockies, or a romantic rail getaway through the gorgeous Swiss Alps, Railbookers will ensure it’s a trip of a lifetime.

The deets

To check out Railbookers New Zealand product, head to their dedicated web page.

To book, speak to your preferred travel agent or contact them on 1300 938 534.

Agents, log in to your Railbookers account here.

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