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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 Reinga & 90 Mile Beach Full Day Tour PIH-PIH ICPCRP (0710-1830)

You can't say you've seen New Zealand until you've travelled all the way to the top! Take this action-packed full day tour to Cape Reinga and discover the beauty of the Far North.

Set off from Paihia in the Bay of Islands and travel north through spectacular scenery. Your driver guide will keep you entertained with stories from Northland's history, from the arrival of the M?ori, through to the coming of European settlers and gumdiggers, to the present day.

During your tour you'll visit the Puketi Kauri Forest and meet a 2,000 year-old kauri tree, drive along through sand and surf on legendary Ninety Mile Beach, and speed down massive sand dunes on a boogie board at Te Paki Stream.

According to M?ori legend, the headland at Cape Reinga is the place where spirits leave New Zealand on their way to the underworld. Walk down to the lighthouse and see the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean collide below you, and soak up the amazing atmosphere of this unique part of New Zealand.

Your tour also includes a traditional Kiwi lunch of fish n' chips - the perfect accompaniment to your Cape Reinga experience. A vegetarian option is also available.

Tour highlights

  • Cape Reinga
  • Ninety Mile Beach
  • Sand boarding at Te Paki Stream
  • Puketi Kauri Forest
  • Includes lunch of fish and chips
7:10 am, Maritime Building, Adjacent Wharf
6:30 pm, Maritime Building, Adjacent Wharf
Cape Reinga & 90 Mile Beach Full Day Tour
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