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 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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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.

Cape Kidnappers Gannet Tour ex Hastings (i-Site)
Sun 28 Aug
Mon 29 Aug
Tue 30 Aug
Wed 31 Aug
Thu 01 Sep
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Sat 03 Sep
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