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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Auckland City Sights Tour & Habour Cruise
Auckland City Sights Tour & Habour Cruise AKL-AKL GS1H (0945-1500)

Get to know Auckland, City of Sails, with a half-day city highlights tour followed by a Hauraki Gulf harbour cruise.

Travel through the city centre and over the Auckland Harbour Bridge, enjoying views back to the city from the North Shore. Visit the Viaduct Harbour and Auckland's famous Queen Street before continuing to the Auckland Domain. The Domain is the city's oldest park, situated on a 62,000 year-old extinct volcano. Within its 75 hectares are tropical gardens, duck ponds and public art, as well as the Auckland War Memorial Museum.

We stop for a short morning tea break (own expense) in Parnell Village, where heritage buildings house a range of boutiques, craft and specialty shops. Next, journey along Tamaki Drive on the waterfront to Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park, located on a hill above the waterfront. Named after one of New Zealand's best-loved Prime Ministers, the park offers panoramic views of the city and harbour.

After returning to downtown Auckland, board your boat tour of the Waitemata Harbour. As you sail, the crew will provide a knowledgeable commentary about the city and its landmarks. Keep an eye out for Devonport's historic naval base and the Bean Rock Lighthouse. A brief stopover is included at volcanic Rangitoto Island. This distinctive Auckland landmark, formed by a series of eruptions around 600 years ago, is a thriving nature reserve as well as a popular day-trip destination.

Useful info: Please note hotel drop-offs are not available on this tour.

Tour details

  • Half day tour
  • Operates daily
  • Departs Sky City Coach Terminal, returns Viaduct Harbour
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up available (no drop-off)

Tour includes

  • Harbour Bridge
  • Viaduct Harbour
  • Auckland Domain
  • Sightseeing cruise around Auckland's Waitemata Harbour

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