SERVICE UPDATE:

The TranzAlpine train from Christchurch to Greymouth return will be running on selected dates from July to November 2020.

It will run daily in the 04 -19 July and 26 Sep - 11 Oct school holidays. It will also run on Saturdays and Sundays only from 25 July - 30 August and on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from September to November 2020

Bookings are now open for these dates. A winter special rate of $75 per seat each way applies in July and August. Fares start from $129 each way from September to November.

Ferry bookings and some bus routes are also open for sale. 

Northern Explorer and Coastal Pacific Train services are suspended until further notice and we are not taking bookings for these. 

 

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Coastal Pacific Day Excursion- Christchurch-Picton-Christchurch

THE NEXT COASTAL PACIFIC SEASON IS SCHEDULED TO RUN FROM 25TH SEPTEMBER 2020 TO 02 MAY 2021 AND WILL OPERATE DAILY EXCEPT CHRISTMAS DAY.

The Christchurch to Picton  day excursion is a scenic rail journey between Christchurch - the South Island's largest city to Picton.

Your journey takes you north through some of New Zealand's finest horticultural and farmland areas of the Canterbury Plains before travelling along the narrow Pacific Ocean coastline with views of marine wildlife such as seals and penguins to the town of Picton.

The Coastal Pacific carriages have advanced air bag suspension system for quieter and smoother travel, un-tinted, non-reflective, panoramic side and roof windows to capture the dramatic coastal and mountain views of the South Island, GPS triggered journey commentary in five languages at your seat via passenger headphones, plus overhead information displays.

All carriages are centrally heated, air-conditioned with on board washroom/toilet facilities, forward facing or 'Table' (4 people around a table) seating allowing you to share experiences through large panoramic windows.

There is an open air viewing carriage where all your senses are awakened with the clean, fresh, sea air and a Café Carriage with a selection of alcoholic and hot/cold drinks, snacks and light meals.


Coastal Pacific Day Excursion - Christchurch-Picton-Christchurch
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