The Coastal Pacific rail journey from Picton to Christchurch and vice versa has been cancelled until further notice.
You can still travel by coach between Picton and Christchurch. Fares start from $75pp each way.
Please contact us if you would like to be rebooked on the coach.
The Northern Explorer (between Auckland and Wellington) and The Tranz Alpine (between Christchurch and Greymouth) rail journeys are operating as usual.
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TranzAlpine - Christchurch to Greymouth
TranzAlpine - Christchurch to Greymouth

Climb aboard one of the world’s most famous train journeys, between Christchurch and Greymouth and vice versa. Cross the fertile farmlands of the Canterbury Plains, and enjoy thrilling vistas over deep gorges as you travel alongside the ice-fed Waimakariri River. Traverse the mighty Southern Alps, where spectacular views of the chiselled alpine landscape will take your breath away at every turn.

Descend through thick stands of native beech forest to your destination, Greymouth – a great base for exploring this unspoiled region with its mighty glaciers, wild rivers and famous Punakaiki pancake rocks.

Service Information: Due to work in the Otira Tunnel and other track maintenance, this train service will run between Christchurch and Arthurs Pass only and will be replaced by bus between Arthurs Pass and Greymouth on the following dates 07 November, 21 November & 12 December 2016.

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Service is unavailable today, please select further day.