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.
Experience a unique one night cruise around Auckland’s harbour and outlying islands with Hauraki Blue Cruises.
Step on board your Hauraki Blue overnight cruise and set off from Viaduct Harbour, taking in Auckland harbour highlights like the Harbour Bridge, Bean Rock Lighthouse and Devonport we glide through the sparkling waters of the Waitemata Harbour and out into the Hauraki Gulf.
Explore the Hauraki Gulf islands, each with its own distinct personality. Discover secluded beaches, paddle about in a kayak or snorkel in the clean, clear Pacific Ocean.
Relax on deck and drink in the views, and follow it all with fresh and fabulous cuisine matched with New Zealand’s finest beer and wine. Then let yourself be gently lulled to sleep in your private ocean view cabin. In the morning, enjoy a delicious breakfast before cruising back to port.
Included in your cruise
Overnight Auckland harbour cruise (departs 3:00pm*, returns 9:00am)
Ocean view cabin accommodation (configured as either one king bed or two singles)
Cheese platters, plus complimentary coffee and tea throughout your cruise
Three-course dinner including entree, dinner and dessert
Full cooked and continental breakfast
Activities including kayaking, snorkelling and swimming
*Cruise departs 2:00pm from 1 May - 24 October
Eating and drinking
After a day on the water, there's nothing like sitting back with a drink in your hand and watching the sun go down.
Dine on fresh local produce complimented by New Zealand wines and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, before retiring to your ocean view cabin for the night. In the morning, enjoy a full cooked and continental breakfast as you cruise back to port, taking in the sights of Auckland’s eastern beaches along the way.
Crew can cater for a majority of dietary requirements - please let us know about your needs at time of booking. Please note bar charges are not included in the price.
Every cabin has huge ocean views. (And no one can see in except the dolphins.)
Your experienced crew will find a sheltered cove to moor in overnight. Relax and unwind in your own air-conditioned private room complete with king sized bed (or two singles if you prefer), ensuite bathroom, and everything you need to make yourself at home.
What to bring
A small overnight bag (there is no storage for large suitcases). We recommend you bring swimwear, sunscreen, sun hat, comfortable walking shoes, warm clothing, and a camera.
NB: Prices quote are per person based on twin occupancy of a cabin. Please contact us for single occupancy prices.