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Go New Zealand by rail, cruise and coach

You’ll overnight on the The Milford Mariner, appreciating the best of Milford Sound

A FULLY escorted trip, departing and arriving in Leongatha, is now available on a magnificent New Zealand departure in March 2020, courtesy Leongatha Travel and Cruise.

Your holiday will encompass the best of New Zealand through the romance of rail, the majesty of cruising and the luxury of coach travel on a Grand Pacific Tours 19 Day Rail, Cruise and Coach holiday.

Sit back and relax in the coach, knowing the hassle of overlooking hidden locations or taking a wrong turn is removed. Appreciate features such as panoramic windows, reclining seats, air conditioning and two door access.

This tour is packed full of highlights including a Milford Sound overnight cruise aboard The Milford Mariner.

You’ll spend the night on board and cruise the full length of Milford Sound with commentary by a specialist nature guide.

You will view the fiord’s spectacular waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and wildlife. You’re bound to encounter seals and, if you’re lucky, dolphins and penguins.

There are no less than four breathtaking railway journeys included in the tour. The Glenbrook Vintage Rail sees you experience the thrill of travelling by steam train as you meander through beautiful rural countryside on a vintage train hauled by one of the lovingly restored steam locomotives. Settle into the immaculate wood carriages as you listen to the panting steam engine.

The Coastal Pacific rail journey sees you journey from the coastal port of Picton, travelling through the picturesque Marlborough wine region and the East Coast, providing vistas of the Pacific Ocean and the coastal mountains.

The Taieri Gorge Limited journey will make its way through 10 tunnels and over countless bridges and viaducts as you travel through some of New Zealand’s most spectacular and iconic scenery.

The fourth rail journey, the Tranzalpine, is one of the great train journeys of the world as you depart Christchurch and travel through the patchwork farmlands of Canterbury Plains, view alpine scenery, river valleys and spectacular gorges as you ascend to Arthur’s Pass.

The itinerary includes many pre-paid attractions with no hidden extras. These include visiting the Kauri Museum, Waitangi Treaty Grounds, dolphin/hole in the rock cruise, Agrodome, thermal mud pools and geysers, International Antarctic Centre, Larnach Castle and much more.

Owner of Leongatha Travel and Cruise, Jill Carmody, will be fully escorting this holiday and has done trips to New Zealand on 18 occasions and escorted her first group to New Zealand 20 years ago this year.

 “Despite being to New Zealand multiple times there are still things that I haven’t seen yet and I look forward to this journey,” Mrs Carmody said.

“Group tours leaving from Leongatha often reunite friends who have been on other trips together. Many of those on the tours know each other well or for those coming for the first time, very soon they make lifelong friends ready to travel together again.”

The fully escorted trip price is inclusive of airfares and taxes, porterage, coach travel, four-star hotel accommodation, most meals including speciality dinners, plus sightseeing and attractions.

To obtain more information, there is a great opportunity to attend a NZ Comes to Leongatha event which is taking place next Monday, May 13 at the Daker’s Centre in Leongatha where you will enjoy a taste of New Zealand coach touring.

Numbers are limited and you will need to pre-book by this Friday to obtain a seat on the coach. Talk to the experts who will give a captivating presentation and answer all your enquiries.

Phone Leongatha Travel and Cruise on 5662 3601 to get on board.

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