The eagerly anticipated East 'n West Rail tour departs after Easter and runs from Friday 9 April 2021, returning on Wednesday 21 April 2021.
(Subject to confirmation)
|Day 1: Friday 09 April||GVR Train Pukekohe (AT Metro Connections) to Ohakune via Main Trunk||Overnight Ohakune|
|Day 2: Saturday 10 April|
Ohakune - Free Day!
Optional Activities: Pipiriki and one-hour return jet boat trip through upper Whanganui River gorges
|Day 3: Sunday 11 April||Napier - GVR Train Ohakune to Napier via Manawatu Gorge||Overnight Napier|
|Day 4: Monday 12 April|
Napier - Free Day!
Optional Activities: Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony, Local Art Deco Walking Tour, National Aquarium
|Day 5: Tuesday 13 April|
Napier - Free Day!
Optional Activities: Te Mata Peak and Havelock North
|Day 6: Wednesday 14 April||Masterton - GVR Train Napier to Masterton via Wairarapa||Overnight Masterton|
|Day 7: Thursday 15 April|
Masterton - Free Day!
Optional Activities: Full day bus trip to Ngawi and Cape Palliser, Lake Ferry (lunch) and late afternoon visit to a Martinborough Vineyard
|Day 8: Friday 16 April|
Palmerston North - Charter road coach
Optional Activities: Visit Mt Bruce National Wildlife Park enroute - see native birds in their natural habitat including white kiwi, takah?, k?kako, and k?k?
|Overnight Palmerston North|
|Day 9: Saturday 17 April||New Plymouth - GVR Train Palmerston North to New Plymouth via Whanganui||Overnight New Plymouth|
|Day 10: Sunday 18 April|
New Plymouth - Free Day!
Optional Activities: Bus trip 'Around the Mountain' via coast road and Cape Egmont, H?wera, and Tawhiti Museum
|Overnight New Plymouth|
|Day 11: Monday 19 April||National Park - GVR Train New Plymouth to National Park via Marton||Overnight National Park|
|Day 12: Tuesday 20 April|
National Park - Free Day!
Optional Activities: Bus trip to the Mountain with time to explore and take local bush walks
|Overnight National Park|
|Day 13: Wednesday 21 April||Auckland - GVR Train National Park to Pukekohe via Main Trunk|
The basic Railtour Fare is $3,730pp twin share.
Availability of Accommodation is likely to be the constraint to us accepting too many more bookings – so be in quickly!
We expect to be applying our usual 'first in first served' criteria.
Because we expect to be operating separate return train trips on 'Free Days' for the locals we expect to be taking a number of carriages. That means there will always be plenty of seats for you to choose from each day on the Railtour!