Latest update regarding the Coastal Pacific & the TranzAlpine

TRANZALPINE UPDATE

The Midland train line between Christchurch and Greymouth is out of action following a 300ha fire in a remote part of the South Island.

The TranzAlpine is now scheduled to resume services on 22 March , 2017

Full refunds are being offered as well as replacement bus services which if accepted you will receive a 50% refund off your fare paid.

BUS REPLACEMENTS

As the road was not damaged, bus replacements are available for affected passengers. This bus will depart from the Christchurch and Greymouth Railway Stations on the same timetable as TranzAlpine currently operates.

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS

  • Full refunds will be offered to all affected passengers who chose to cancel and make their own arrangements.
  • A 50% refund will be offered for those that choose to travel on the bus replacement.

Please contact us with your booking reference number to request cancellation.

We will keep you updated if any of the above circumstances change. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.

 

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.

 

 

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Cape Kidnappers Gannet Tour ex Hastings (i-Site)
Cape Kidnappers Gannet Tour ex Hastings (i-Site)

Our regular gannet tours are perfect for individuals and small groups, up to 8 people.  You'll enjoy your gannet tour of the world's largest, most accessible gannet colony whilst travelling through spectacular Hawke's Bay scenery in air conditioned comfort in our specialised 4x4 vehicles. And with Gannet Safaris you will get you closer to the gannets at Cape Kidnappers than with any other tour. 

During your tour there will be many fabulous photo opportunities which will leave you with fond memories we hope you will share with your family and friends. 

  • Be accompanied by an experienced driver/guide who will provide a knowledgeable and insightful commentary throughout the tour
  • Travel in air conditioned 4x4 comfort
  • Experience some breathtaking scenery
  • Visit a production forest
  • View a predator proof reserve
  • Visit a New Zealand native forest
  • View significant geological landscapes
  • Visit a working farm of over 5000 acres
  • View Cape Kidnappers' International Golf Course
  • Learn about local Maori legend
  • And discover the largest mainland gannet colony in the world from your position at the brink of the cliffs edge - 100 metres above the ocean, whilst being served light refreshments as you enjoy watching the gannets perform around you.

All this will take approximately 3 hours and you need not take a step if you don't want to!

Pick up and Drop off at Hastings iSite Visitor Centre.

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