Gippsland Travel Centre Pty. Ltd.

Ultimate Rail & Cruise New Zealand Experience

Ultimate  New Zealand Experience
Combining Luxury Rail, Coach and Doubtful Sound overnight cruise

Escorted from Warragul by Jacquey Turner
October 2025

About this trip

Experience the ultimate tour combining luxury coach and magical Doubtful Sound overnight cruise on a 21 Day Ultimate Cruise & Luxury Coach Experience. This Ultimate Small Group Touring itinerary is specifically tailored to provide a Business Class level of comfort, service and quality without compromise. Travel in style on a full-size, state-of-the-art coach with a maximum of only 20 travellers and enjoy extensive onboard features and VIP extras.

Maori Culture
New Zealand was settled in the 13th Century by Maori people, boat travellers from eastern Polynesia. Over several centuries, they developed a unique culture with distinctive language, mythology, crafts and expert warfare.

Stunning Scenery
The stunning and diverse terrains of New Zealand are truly spectacular and one of a kind.  Mountains, volcanoes, glaciers, rivers, lakes and caves all form part of New Zealand’s name as one of the most scenic locations in the world.

Itinerary Summary

Day 1:       Melbourne – Auckland

Day 2:      Auckland

Day 3:      Auckland – Bay of Islands

Day 4:      Bay of Islands – Cape Reinga

Day 5:      Bay of Islands – Auckland

Day 6:      Auckland – Rotorua

Day 7:      Rotorua

Day 8:      Rotorua – Wellington

Day 9:      Wellington

Day 10:    Wellington – Kaikoura –  Christchurch

Day 11:     Christchurch

Day 12:    ChristchurchLake Brunner –  Fox Glacier 

Day 13:   Fox Glacier – Queenstown

Day 14:    Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise

Day 15:    Doubtful Sound – Te Anau

Day 16:    Te Anau – Dunedin

Day 17:    Dunedin

Day 18:   Dunedin – Christchurch

Day 19:   Christchurch

Day 20:   Depart Christchurch

This itinerary is a sample only and maybe subject to change. 

Your Tour Guide

JACQUEY TURNER, your tour escort, has more than 35 years’ experience as a highly successful travel agent and tour guide.  Jacquey’s attention to detail and personal care ensures that everyone travelling in her group will have a most enjoyable holiday experience.

 “I thoroughly enjoy escorting tour members to so many wonderful places in the world and I am especially looking forward to showing you around stunning New Zealand. The sights, sounds and history all contribute to a fabulous experience but most importantly it is the people that you meet and have the privilege of travelling with that has the most lasting impression. We always have lots of fun and continue to enjoy the memories for many years.”