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 - Greymouth to Christchurch
TranzAlpine - Greymouth to Christchurch

Climb aboard one of the world’s most famous train journeys, between Greymouth and Christchurch and vice versa.  Depart from Greymouth and climb through thinks stands of native beech forest. Traverse the might Southern Alps, where spectacular views of the chiselled alpine landscape will take your breath away at every turn. 

Enjoy thrilling vistas over deep gorges as you travel along the ice-fed Waimakariri River before entering fertile farmlands of the Canterbury Plains as you arrive into Christchurch.

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.