13 Day Sir Edmund Hillary Explorer

From $7,579 per person twin share*
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Attractions that are included:

  • TranzAlpine Rail Journey
  • Franz Josef Hot Pools
  • Walter Peak Homestead
  • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw
  • Arrowtown Lakes District Museum
  • Kingston Flyer ride
  • Milford Sound Day Trip & Cruise
  • Takahe Sanctuary
  • Croydon Aviation Museum
  • Waimea Plains Railway (Rogers K92)
  • Taieri Gorge Train Trip
  • Guest speaker from the Hillary family Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre at Aoraki Mt Cook visit
  • International Antarctic Centre
  • Coastal Pacific Scenic Train journey
  • Marlborough Flyer Steam Train journey
  • Cruise on the Interislander Ferry

Tour Includes:

  • Four star hotel accommodation
  • TranzAlpine rail journey.
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities to local guides, drivers, train staff etc.
  • Deluxe air-conditioned coach transportation
  • Baggage handling of one suitcase per person
  • Meals as indicated within the itinerary.
  • Please note; for tours departing after and including 12 November 2024, the tour does NOT include dinner on days 3 & 7 and there is no lunch provided on day 7 either as per shown in the itinerary. On all other departures these meals are included.
  • Other meals include, gourmet BBQ lunch at Walter Peak Homestead.
  • Services of Tour Leaders    

There is an optional pre-tour accommodation at the Sudima Airport Hotel. Registration to meet your fellow explorers and tour guides is from 2:30pm – 5:00pm. Everyone staying at the Sudima Airport Hotel will be transported by coach to the Addington Train Station.

More Information

Inspired by one of the most iconic adventurers of our time, the Sir Edmund Hillary Explorer invites you on an epic journey by rail through the majestic South Island of New Zealand.  Your Sir Edmund Hillary Explorer tour features the “Big 5” rail journeys of the South Island

Travel Dates

Valid for travel 14 Jan 2025 - until 26 Jan 2025.

Terms & Conditions
  • Advertised price based on per person, twin share
  • Non-refundable deposit of 20% of tour cost per person is due at time of booking. You date of full payment will be advised at the time of booking.
  • A single supplement is available upon request
  • LOCO Journeys exclusive free Christchurch 1-day tram pass is available to those booking their Sir Edmund Hillary Explorer Tour through LOCO Journeys. Free hop-on hop-off Christchurch tram pass is offered as a per person value-add bonus with the stipulation that you book your pre-tour accommodation through LOCO Journeys. This offer is valid for tours departing up to and including the 4 November 2024.
  • The one day tram pass must be used prior to the tour departing and cannot be used during the tour.
  • Two nights pre-tour Christchurch accommodation will be required to use the free tram-pass.  This accommodation must be booked through your LOCO Journeys consultant at the time of booking to activate your pass as part of your booking.
  • Price prices may fluctuate due to currency variations is subject to change unless paid in full      
  • Not combinable with any other offer for full terms and conditions, contact your MTA Travel Expert.


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