First-Class TranzAlpine South Island Rail Journey

Sit back and treat yourself to a whole host of tantalizing terrain types, on a magnificent ride across the South Island.

Originating in Christchurch, the route winds its way through alternative forms of fantastical scenery New Zealand has on offer. Passing by snow-topped peaks, mist-covered mountains, masses of tree-covered greenery and beautiful water, you might forget to check the train’s interior. 

The diverse and constantly changing landscapes may make you wonder whether you’ve left Earth and entered another world.

Travel Different

Kated is a members only travel club for creative, luxury travel. We provide our members with the inspiration, tools, connections and trip protection to travel their way.


We give you the connections and support to keep travel planning fresh and exciting.


Plan with as many specialists as you want. Book and pay for complex, tailored trips in one place.


Your entire trip is 100% protected, giving you the flexibility to book and travel with confidence.