UPDATE: Services to return for the summer!

We are pleased to announce that the Northern Explorer and Coastal Pacific trains will be returning to the tracks this spring and summer and the Tranz Alpine is running as we are in Covid- 19 Alert Level 1.

The Northern Explorer running between Auckland and Wellington will recommence its normal weekly timetable from Wednesday 07 October 2020

The Coastal Pacific returns from Tuesday 13 October 2020, running between Christchurch and Piction and returning the same day on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

The TranzAlpine running between Christchurch to Greymouth  runs on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.

Cook Strait ferry bookings and some daytours and bus routes are also open for sale. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries on 0800 143 669 or info@newzealandtravelteam.com

We understand that Covid-19 continues to add uncertainty in planning, and indeed all the train services rely on the country being at Covid - 19 Alert Level 1. Should there be cancellation of services due to Covid 19 restrictions, we will offer affected customers a transfer to an alternative date, a credit for 12 months, or a refund, regardless of the fare purchased less a $30 processing fee for the entire reservation.

 

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 GreatSights - Hobbiton Experience & Waitomo Caves AKL ROT GS11HW (0800 1800) Bus Service - Auckland to Rotorua 0800 - 1800

Service : Bus Service

Depart City : Auckland

Arrive City : Rotorua

Depart Time : 08:00:00

Arrive Time : 18:00:00


Hotel Address :- Rotorua

Hotel Name :- 3-star Rotorua Hotel or Motel

Hotel Check In :- Day 1

Hotel Check Out :- Day 4

Day 2 GreatSights - Rotorua Sights: Te Puia, Rainbow Springs & Agroventures Tour ROT ROT GS39A (0725 1215) Day Tour - Rotorua to Rotorua 0725 - 1215

Service : Day Tour

Depart City : Rotorua

Arrive City : Rotorua

Depart Time : 07:25:00

Arrive Time : 12:15:00

Day 3 InterCity Coach Lines / GreatSights - Tauranga Wellington IC7701 (0700 1735) Bus Service - Rotorua to Taupo 0850 - 0955

Service : Bus Service

Depart City : Rotorua

Arrive City : Taupo

Depart Time : 08:50:00

Arrive Time : 09:55:00


Service : Bus Service

Depart City : Taupo

Arrive City : Napier

Depart Time : 13:05:00

Arrive Time : 15:10:00


Hotel Address :- Napier

Hotel Name :- 3-star Napier Hotel or Motel

Hotel Check In :- Day 3

Hotel Check Out :- Day 5

Day 4 InterCity Coach Lines / GreatSights - Napier Wellington IG6367 (1330 1945 Bus Service - Napier to Wellington 1330 - 1915

Service : Bus Service

Depart City : Napier

Arrive City : Wellington

Depart Time : 13:30:00

Arrive Time : 19:15:00


Hotel Address :- Wellington

Hotel Name :- 3-star Wellington Hotel or Apartment

Hotel Check In :- Day 4

Hotel Check Out :- Day 7

Day 5 GreatSights - Wellington City and Bays Tour (morning) WLG WLG GSWW1 (0900 1200) Day Tour - Wellington to Wellington 0900 - 1200

Service : Day Tour

Depart City : Wellington

Arrive City : Wellington

Depart Time : 09:00:00

Arrive Time : 12:00:00

Day 6 Interislander Ferry - Wellington Picton (Aratere) Ferry Service - Wellington to Picton 1445 - 1755

Service : Ferry Service

Depart City : Wellington

Arrive City : Picton

Depart Time : 14:45:00

Arrive Time : 17:55:00


Hotel Address :- Picton

Hotel Name :- 3-star Picton Hotel or Motel

Hotel Check In :- Day 6

Hotel Check Out :- Day 8

Day 7 KiwiRail Great Journeys of New Zealand - Coastal Pacific Picton to Christchurch Train Service - Picton to Christchurch 1415 - 2030

Service : Train Service

Depart City : Picton

Arrive City : Christchurch

Depart Time : 14:15:00

Arrive Time : 20:30:00


Hotel Address :- Christchurch

Hotel Name :- 3-star Christchurch Hotel or Motel

Hotel Check In :- Day 7

Hotel Check Out :- Day 10

Day 9 GreatSights - Mount Cook Day Tour: Christchurch to Queenstown GS62 (0730 1830) Day Tour - Christchurch to Queenstown 0730 - 1830

Service : Day Tour

Depart City : Christchurch

Arrive City : Queenstown

Depart Time : 07:30:00

Arrive Time : 18:30:00


Hotel Address :- Queenstown

Hotel Name :- 3-star Queenstown Hotel or Motel

Hotel Check In :- Day 9

Hotel Check Out :- Day 13

Day 10 GreatSights - Milford Sound Day Tour + Buffet Lunch ex Queenstown G76L (0720 1945) Day Tour - Queenstown to Queenstown 0720 - 1945

Service : Day Tour

Depart City : Queenstown

Arrive City : Queenstown

Depart Time : 07:20:00

Arrive Time : 19:45:00

Day 12 InterCity Coach Lines / GreatSights - Queenstown Wanaka IC8832 ( 0800 0945)(NOT OPERATING) Bus Service - Queenstown to Wanaka 0800 - 0945

Service : Bus Service

Depart City : Queenstown

Arrive City : Wanaka

Depart Time : 08:00:00

Arrive Time : 09:45:00


Hotel Address :- Wanaka

Hotel Name :- 3-star Wanaka Hotel or Motel

Hotel Check In :- Day 12

Hotel Check Out :- Day 14

Day 13 InterCity Coach Lines / GreatSights - Queenstown Franz Josef GS9824 (0810 1615) Bus Service - Wanaka to Franz Josef 1010 - 1615

Service : Bus Service

Depart City : Wanaka

Arrive City : Franz Josef

Depart Time : 10:10:00

Arrive Time : 16:15:00


Hotel Address :- Franz Josef

Hotel Name :- 3-star Franz Josef Motel

Hotel Check In :- Day 13

Hotel Check Out :- Day 16

Day 15 InterCity Coach Lines / GreatSights - Fox Glacier Greymouth GS9830 (0830 1315) Bus Service - Franz Josef to Greymouth 0915 - 1315

Service : Bus Service

Depart City : Franz Josef

Arrive City : Greymouth

Depart Time : 09:15:00

Arrive Time : 13:15:00


Service : Train Service

Depart City : Greymouth

Arrive City : Christchurch

Depart Time : 14:05:00

Arrive Time : 18:31:00