State Highway 1 Reopens 18 December

State Highway 1 is open north of Kaikoura and we are pleased to announce bus service will return to this route from 18 December onwards.  Services will operate daily morning and afternoon's in both directions between Picton and Christchurch, both of which will have Gold seat upgrades available.

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 Afternoon Sights + Hobbiton Movie Set & Waitomo Caves Combo Tour AKL-AKL GSAHW2 (1430 -1900)

Enjoy guided tours of the Hobbiton Movie Set and the Waitomo Glowworm Caves on a full-day sightseeing tour from Auckland.

Day 1 – Auckland City Sights Afternoon Tour

See the best of Auckland and get your bearings on this relaxing half-day tour. Travel through the city centre, then cross over the famous Auckland Harbour Bridge which connects central Auckland to the North Shore. Travel along the waterfront and see the Viaduct Harbour area, then up the main road of Queen Street before visiting the Auckland Domain, the city's oldest park and home to the Auckland Museum.

Stop for a short break in Parnell Village, a historic suburb where picturesque villas have been transformed into a boutique shopping haven. Travel along scenic Tamaki Drive for another look at the harbour and the Eastern Bays suburbs, and drink in the views of city and sea from the Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park before returning to the city.

Day 2 – Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Caves Day Tour

Journey south through lush rural farmland to the Hobbiton Movie Set, hidden on private farmland near the town of Matamata. Here, the village of Hobbiton was carefully created in amazing detail as a film location for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie trilogies.

During your guided tour of this amazing location you’ll see sights like Hobbit holes, the Mill and the Green Dragon Inn, and learn how farmland was transformed into a living, breathing piece of Middle-earth. After exploring Hobbiton, tuck into a delicious lunch at the Green Dragon Inn.

At the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves, take a 45-minute guided tour through impressive underground caverns and learn how stalactites, stalagmites and other limestone structures were formed over millions of years. Your tour includes a boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto - glide silently along an underground river as you gaze at the twinkling glowworms overhead.

After visiting Waitomo and Hobbiton, return to Auckland.

Please note the order of this tour is subject to change.

Tour Details & Highlights

  • Two-day tour combo: half-day tour and full day tour
  • Both tours operate daily
  • Departs and returns: Sky City Coach Terminal, Auckland

Tour Includes

  • Auckland scenic highlights
  • Guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Lunch at the Green Dragon Inn
  • Guided tour of Waitomo Caves
  • Scenic coach travel and commentary
Free WIFI on this tour

Free WiFi is available on this tour

Auckland Afternoon Sights + Hobbiton Movie Set & Waitomo Caves Combo - Auckland Return
Sun 10 Dec
Mon 11 Dec
Tue 12 Dec
Wed 13 Dec
Thu 14 Dec Fri 15 Dec Sat 16 Dec
Departure City Arrival City Departure Time Arrival Time
Fares
Fare Type Adults Price Child Price
 
Auckland Auckland 02:30 PM 07:00 PM

Day Excursions :-

Tour TRAVEL FROM Auckland TO Auckland ONLY - GSAHW2

Enjoy guided tours of the Hobbiton Movie Set and the Waitomo Glowworm Caves on a full-day sightseeing tour from Auckland.

Day 1 – Auckland City Sights Afternoon Tour

See the best of Auckland and get your bearings on this relaxing half-day tour. Travel through the city centre, then cross over the famous Auckland Harbour Bridge which connects central Auckland to the North Shore. Travel along the waterfront and see the Viaduct Harbour area, then up the main road of Queen Street before visiting the Auckland Domain, the city's oldest park and home to the Auckland Museum.

Stop for a short break in Parnell Village, a historic suburb where picturesque villas have been transformed into a boutique shopping haven. Travel along scenic Tamaki Drive for another look at the harbour and the Eastern Bays suburbs, and drink in the views of city and sea from the Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Park before returning to the city.

Day 2 – Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Caves Day Tour

Journey south through lush rural farmland to the Hobbiton Movie Set, hidden on private farmland near the town of Matamata. Here, the village of Hobbiton was carefully created in amazing detail as a film location for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie trilogies.

During your guided tour of this amazing location you’ll see sights like Hobbit holes, the Mill and the Green Dragon Inn, and learn how farmland was transformed into a living, breathing piece of Middle-earth. After exploring Hobbiton, tuck into a delicious lunch at the Green Dragon Inn.

At the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves, take a 45-minute guided tour through impressive underground caverns and learn how stalactites, stalagmites and other limestone structures were formed over millions of years. Your tour includes a boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto - glide silently along an underground river as you gaze at the twinkling glowworms overhead.

After visiting Waitomo and Hobbiton, return to Auckland.

Please note the order of this tour is subject to change.

Tour Details & Highlights

  • Two-day tour combo: half-day tour and full day tour
  • Both tours operate daily
  • Departs and returns: Sky City Coach Terminal, Auckland

Tour Includes

  • Auckland scenic highlights
  • Guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Lunch at the Green Dragon Inn
  • Guided tour of Waitomo Caves
  • Scenic coach travel and commentary
Free WIFI on this tour

Free WiFi is available on this tour

Departure : Sky City Bus Terminal, 102 Hobson St, Auckland
Arrival : Sky City Bus Terminal, 102 Hobson St, Auckland