Rail & Self Drive Discovery of South Island & Fiji
Best time to travel
Sep – May
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International flights from Dublin to Queenstown and home from Nadi.
All private transfers and domestic flights as well as 4 days’ pre-arranged car rental in a Toyota Camry, or similar.
14 nights’ accommodation in our luxury partner properties in New Zealand and Fiji.
Unforgettable excursions such as taking a helicopter to the top of the Franz Josef Glacier, a ride on the TranzAlpine Train and jetboating on the Dart River.
Experience unlimited beachside bliss on the sands of Fiji.
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Get a taste of the very best of New Zealand’s marvellous South Island before jetting off to the west coast of Malolo Island in wondrous Fiji. New Zealand’s South Island is a haven of natural beauty with spectacular snow-capped peaks and fast-moving glaciers existing side by side thriving rainforests and pristine turquoise lakes. Start in Queenstown, with a jetboat ride through the glacier-fed lakes of Mt Aspiring National Park before driving to the gorgeous scenery of Wanaka. Drive to incredible Franz Josef, enjoying a thrill-seekers helicopter ride and hike on the glacier before travelling to Christchurch via the TranzAlpine Rail, traversing the breathtaking and ever-transforming landscapes of the Southern Alps. Your last stop is the beachside oasis of Fiji, spending days sipping cocktails on the sand and exploring this tropical paradise.
Upon arrival, privately transfer you to your luxury accommodation overlooking Lake Wakatipu, your home for the next three nights. We have arranged and thrilling jetboat ride into the heart of Mt Aspiring National Park’s breathtaking scenery.
Pick up your rental car and drive to Wanaka.
Take in the scenery as you arrive in your luxury accommodation where you will spend two nights just steps from Lake Wanaka and its awe-inspiring scenery. Beautifully set adjacent to Wanaka Station Park, there are endless outdoor activities for guests to enjoy. Next, drive to remarkable Franz Josef.
Settle into your luxury rainforest retreat, your home for the next two nights.
Enjoy an exhilarating helicopter ride and an unforgettable hike along the ever-changing Franz Josef Glacier. You will then drop off your rental car and arrive at the TranzAlpine Train Station.
Experience one of the greatest rail journeys in the world.
Watch as the landscape evolves as you marvel at the skyscrapers of the Southern Alps, green valleys of the west coast and the edges of Arthur’s Pass National Park. Arrive in Greymouth, where your private driver will be waiting to transfer you to your luxury accommodation in Christchurch, where you will spend two nights.
Fly to Fiji and spend five nights in total paradise.
Situated on half a mile of white sand, this beachside resort is the perfect place to relax and get away from it all. Located on the west coast of the island in Malolo, the property offers crystal blue waters, stunning views and lush forests behind.
Embrace the wonders of Fiji.
Activities at the resort range from yoga and paddle boarding to mountain hikes and boat trips to the stunning coral reefs, home to green turtles and schools of tropical fish.
Your trip has come to an end.
Take a speedboat back to the marina where you will privately transfer to the airport and board your flight. Arrive in Dublin.
Tailoring your holiday
OROKO Itineraries are created with you in mind and no two are the same. These can be used to help plan your trip - or we can design a completely different itinerary to suit you.
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Tucked amongst the dense rainforest in remarkable Franz Josef lies Te Waonui Forest Retreat. Encircled by the native verdure, Te Waonui allows you to explore the forest and dramatic surroundings in complete luxury.