Coastal Pacific to return 2019.

The Coastal Pacific will be back to service for the 2019 season and it is hoped the season will be extended if possible. 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.

TranzAlpine Service Information: Due to work in the Otira Tunnel and other track maintenance, this train service will run between Christchurch and Arthurs Pass only and will be replaced by bus between Arthurs Pass and Greymouth on the following dates 07 May, 18 June, 30 July, 10 September, 15 October & 26 November 2018.


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InterCity Milford Sound Day Tour + Cruise ex Queenstown ICZMZ (0720-1945)

Milford Sound is undoubtedly one of the world's most spectacular natural phenomena, and the journey along the 295km Milford Road through Fiordland National Park is equally impressive.

Now with our limited availability InterCity tours you can discover this amazing region on a great value day trip from Queenstown to Milford Sound and back. Tours depart daily on our modern comfortable buses and include informative and entertaining commentary from experienced local guides, as well as a Milford Sound cruise.

Travel past snowy mountaintops and along glacier valleys and through the Homer Tunnel, with plenty of opportunities to stop and take photos along the way. Admire the picture-perfect reflections at Mirror Lakes and walk over footbridges above gushing waterfalls at The Chasm.

Milford Sound Cruise

After your scenic bus trip, join the crew of Southern Discoveries for a 2 hour scenic cruise around Milford Sound. You'll see breathtaking scenery including waterfalls, lush rainforest and steep rocky cliffs as you travel along the fiord towards the Tasman Sea. Dolphins are regularly spotted playing in the wake of the boats, and seals and penguins are also frequent visitors.

During your cruise the crew will entertain you with commentary on the natural history and wildlife of the area, and the large top deck allows amazing viewing and panoramic photo opportunities. Large covered seating areas and viewing windows are located on other levels. Translation sheets are provided in Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Korean and Mandarin.

Tour includes

  • Bus tour from Queenstown
  • Photo opportunities at Mirror Lakes, Knobs Flat, Christie Falls and The Chasm
  • Glass roof buses for optimal viewing
  • Milford Sound 2 hour scenic cruise
  • Mitre Peak rising 1,692 metres high
  • Cascading waterfalls and native wildlife
  • Spacious, modern catamarans – the only ones in Milford Sound
  • free wifi iconFree WiFi available on board


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