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BOOK YOUR NORTHERN EXPLORER, COASTAL PACIFIC, and TRANZ ALPINE TRAIN  Journeys online 
 
 COASTAL PACIFIC Operating days: 29 SEPT 2022 – 30 APRIL 2023 Thursday to Sunday | 21 SEPT 2023 - 30 JUNE 2024
01 MAY 2023 - 20 SEPT 2023 | 29 APRIL 2024 - 01 JULY 2024 NOT OPERATING
NORTHERN EXPLORER Operating days: Northbound (Wednesday, Friday & Sunday) | Southbound (Monday, Thursday & Saturday)
Northern Explorer Scheduled Track Maintenance: 20-24 October 2022 | 25 December 2022-09 January 2023 | 27-30 January 2023 | 3-6 February 2023 | 7-10 April 2023 | 2-5 June 2023 | 14-17 July 2023 | 25 December - 8 January 2024 All full cancellations No bus replacements. 
TRANZ ALPINE Operating days: 14 JAN 22 – 24 DEC 22 Friday to Monday | 26 DEC 22 – 30 APRIL 23 7 days a week | 28 APRIL 2023 - 28 SEPT 2023 Friday to Monday | 29 SEPT 2023 - 6 MAY 2024 7 days a week | 10 MAY 2024 - 30 JUNE 2024 Friday to Monday
 TranzAlpine Scheduled Track Maintenance - 28-30 May 2022 |  23-24 July 2022 | 13-15 August 2022 | 16-17 October 2022 | 23 April 2023 \ 21-22 May 2023 | 24-26 June 2023 | 15-16 July 2023 | 5-6 August 2023 | 26-27 August 2023 | 16-17 September 2023   All full cancellations No bus replacements. 
 
Face masks are no longer mandatory on any of these train services Northern Explorer, Coastal Pacific, and Tranz Alpine trains. 
However, we do recommend you continue wearing facemasks for your own safety while moving around the train. On-board crews will continue to wear facemasks for the time being.

 

 
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Auckland Explorer Bus 24 Hour Pass - 24H

Hop On and Hop Off at a range of attractions around Auckland within a 24 hour period.  Operates every day.

Auckland Explorer Buses have become an icon of Auckland in their own right. The fleet has expanded considerably over time and now includes seven brand new glass roof double deckers, allowing visitors to explore Auckland in comfort no matter the weather.

Buses are equipped with free onboard wifi and multilingual commentary, including a kids’ channel.

Stop 1 - Viaduct Harbour

Our main city stop is conveniently located on the waterfront, across the road from Princes Wharf and the Maritime Museum. Just around the corner is the vibrant Viaduct Harbour precinct, while the exciting redeveloped areas of Wynyard Quarter and Silo Park are just a short stroll away over Te Wero Bridge.
This area is also the entrance to Princes Wharf and cruise ship terminals. If you’re returning to a cruise ship, Stop One is the closest stop to your ship.
 
Bus Timetable
First bus 9am, last bus 3pm, terminating at 4pm

Location
Viaduct Harbour entrance, Quay Street

Access
Full access, including wheelchairs

Toilets
Available on either side of Te Wero Bridge

Stop 2 - Bastion Point

Bastion Point offers magnificent views out over the Hauraki Gulf and Waitemat? Harbour, as well as back to central Auckland. It’s one of the best places in Auckland to take photos of the skyline and harbour. As the name suggests, its position overlooking the harbour makes it an ideal defence point for the city. The M?ori name for this area is Takaparawh?.
This scenic area includes the Savage Memorial, which commemorates Michael Joseph Savage, one of New Zealand’s most beloved prime ministers. It has beautifully kept gardens and a reflecting pool, with a delightful Art Deco memorial and obelisk.
 
Bus Timetable
First bus 9.20am, last bus 3.20pm

Location
Hapimana St (off Tamaki Drive), Orakei

Admission
Free Entry

Access
Full access, including wheelchairs

Toilets
Available by the carpark

Stop 3 - Sea Life Kelly Tarltons


Set on Auckland’s waterfront just moments from the famous Mission Bay, SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium is one of Auckland’s top visitor attractions!
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s showcases over 30 live animal exhibits, from over 80 different species in spectacular habitat displays, including the world’s largest Antarctic penguin colony exhibit and amazing underwater viewing tunnels.
 
Bus Timetable
First bus 9.25am, last bus 3.25pm

Location
23 Tamaki Drive, Orakei

Opening Hours
9:30am - 5pm daily (Last entry 4pm)

Access
Full access, including wheelchairs

Toilets
Toilet facilities available inside


Stop 4 - Auckland Museum
The Auckland War Memorial Museum is a must-see for all visitors to Auckland. Three expansive levels tell New Zealand’s story, from our emergence as a nation through the loss and suffering of war, to our unique natural history and our fascinating M?ori and Pacific treasures.
Our Red and Blue Tours meet at this stop so you can continue exploring Auckland with us.
 
Bus Timetable
First bus 9.25am, last bus 3.35pm

Location
Corner St Stephens Ave & Parnell Road, Parnell

Opening Hours
Open: 10:00am - 4:00pm daily

Admission
Free entry

Access
Fully accessible including wheelchairs

Toilets
Toilet facilities available inside

Stop 5 - Newmarket Shopping

The main street of the suburb of Newmarket features a wonderful selection of shops including the fabulous Westfield Shopping Centre with it's elegant cafes and restaurants.

There are many New Zealand-made treasures to be found here, from designer jewellery and clothing to gifts, paintings and sculptures.

Bus Timetable
First bus 9.40am, last bus 3.40pm

Location
Broadway


Access
Not fully accessible by wheelchair

Toilets
Public toilets are located at Westfield Shopping Centre.

Stop 6 - Aotea Square/Auckland Art Gallery/Civic Theatre

This stop is the perfect place to start exploring midtown Auckland. We stop outside 227 Queen St.
From here you can explore Queen Street, known as Auckland’s ‘Golden Mile’ for its range of shopping and entertainment offerings. The Auckland Art Gallery and Albert Park are also nearby, and it’s an easy ten to fifteen minute walk down Queen Street to the waterfront.
 
Bus Timetable
First bus 9.50am, last bus 3.50pm

Location
Aotea Square

Access
Full access, including wheelchairs

Toilets
Public toilets are right by our stop. Ask your driver to show you

Stop 7 - Sky City / Sky Tower

A truly captivating experience awaits visitors to Auckland’s Sky Tower. At 328 metres, it is the tallest man-made structure in New Zealand and offers breathtaking views for up to 80 kilometres in every direction.
Travel up in the glass-fronted lifts to one of the three spectacular viewing platforms and get the ultimate introduction to Auckland city.
 
Bus Timetable
First bus 9.55am, last bus 4.00pm

Location
Corner Federal & Victoria Streets, Auckland

Opening Hours
Sky Tower: 8.30am until late; SKYCITY: Open 24 hours

Access
Full access, including wheelchairs

Toilets
Toilet facilities available inside


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