COASTAL PACIFIC UPDATE
Work is continuing at pace on the reinstatement of the Main North Line following November’s Kaikoura earthquake. Parts of the line are open for freight goods and crews are working fast in both directions but higher safety standards and ongoing seismic events mean that passenger services will be delayed longer than freight. Because of this, it is unlikely that the Coastal Pacific will operate this summer season (September 2017-April 2018).
The Coastal Pacific will be back to service as early as possible for the 2018/2019 season and it is hoped the season will be extended if possible. This could mean an earlier start date than September 2018. We will continue to keep you updated as a return to service date becomes clearer. In the meantime we can book coach transportation for you between Picton and Christchurch.
Escape city life as the cruise catamaran Ipipiri glides out of Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour and your Hauraki Blue lunch cruise adventure begins. Your skipper will provide an entertaining commentary as you take in highlights of the beautiful Waitemata Harbour, including the Auckland Harbour Bridge, the seaside suburb of Devonport with its twin lookouts of Mt Victoria and North Head, Bean Rock Lighthouse and Bastion Point.
As the city skyline slides out of view, you’ll feel yourself relax. Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch showcasing Auckland's top quality local produce as you cruise past scenic highlights like the famous landmark of Rangitoto Island and adjacent Motutapu. Discover the fascinating history of little Motuihe, with its golden sandy beaches and quiet coves, and cruise past the smooth green hills of Browns Island. You’ll return to shore refreshed and rejuvenated by your Hauraki Gulf voyage.
Hauraki Blue lunch cruise departs 11:00am, returns 1:00pm. Please note bar charges are not included in the price. Menus are subject to change.
Selection of breads
Baked Champagne ham with orange glaze
Roasted chicken with chargrilled red pepper and garlic salsa
Poached fish of the day in a fragrant and creamy Thai green curry sauce
Vegetable korma seasonal mixed vegetables in a creamy korma sauce
Moroccan lamb in a rich spiced tomato sauce with olives and potatoes
Steamed white rice
Steamed seasonal vegetables
Roasted kumara and spinach salad with red pepper and pine nuts
Seafood salad prawn and shrimp on a bed of finely sliced iceberg lettuce with lemon & seafood dressing on the side
Potato salad with onion and a creamy mayonnaise dressing
Pasta salad orzo pasta tossed in basil pesto with finely diced capsicum
Green salad mesclun salad with tomato, cucumber & red onion in a light Italian dressing
Caesar salad Cos lettuce with bacon, croutons and parmesan with Caesar dressing on the side
White chocolate and raspberry ice cream
Please make your waiter aware of any allergies or dietary requirements. Hauraki Blue is pleased to offer vegetarian or gluten-free versions of some of its dishes where possible.
Please note dishes are subject to change.