TranzAlpine, Coastal Pacific and Northern Explorer Services Covid Alert Level 2 & 3

The TranzAlpine, Northern Explorer and Coastal Pacific schedules are affected due to Covid Alert Level 3 and Level 2. Regretfully the TranzAlpine, Coastal Pacific and Northern Explorer services are now cancelled until at least 13 December 2021. Scenic trains will not be operating in alert level 2 areas as we are unable to provide the service experience we seek to deliver. Unfortuneately, we can't provide our customers with total certainty at this time when services will resume and we appreciate this may be affecting your travel plans. We will advise updates on our websites as soon as a decision has been made on resuming services.

Face masks are now mandatory on all journeys, except when consuming food or drink.

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

 We understand that Covid-19 continues to add uncertainty in planning. 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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Bay of Islands Getaway - Price From NZ $ 496 per person
Bay of Islands Getaway
  • Duration: 3 Day
  • Category: Independent Travellers
  • From: Auckland to Auckland
  • Valid: 12 Jul 2021 to 02 May 2022
  • Package Code: AKLPAIAKL2NEX
  • Price Type: twin
  • Price: NZ $ 496 per person
Tour Overview

Travel by coach from Auckland to Paihia.  Accommodation included for 2 nights in Paihia. Sightseeing at leisure and then travel back to Auckland by coach.


Short Break Inclusions
Short Break Inclusions
  • Travel by coach from Auckand to Paihia 
  • 2 nights in a central 3-star Paihia Hotel 
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds 2 day pass
  • Bay of Islands dohlphin watching cruise to the famous "Hole in the Rock"
  • Coach travel from Paihia back to Auckland, own arrangements begin on arrival in Auckland 
Itinerary Details

Day 1 GreatSights - Auckland to Paihia + Waitangi Tour + Hole in the Rock Cruise AKL PIW GS8CN (0730 1618) Day Tour - Auckland to Paihia (Bay of Islands) 0730 - 1618

Service : Day Tour

Depart City : Auckland

Arrive City : Paihia (Bay of Islands)

Depart Time : 07:30:00

Arrive Time : 16:18:00

Hotel Address :- Paihia (Bay of Islands)

Hotel Name :- 3 star Paihia Hotel or Motel in a twin or double room

Hotel Check In :- Day 1

Hotel Check Out :- Day 4

Day 3 InterCity Coach Lines / GreatSights - Paihia Auckland GS7641 (1630 2010)(NOT OPERATING) Bus Service - Paihia (Bay of Islands) to Auckland 1630 - 2010

Service : Bus Service

Depart City : Paihia (Bay of Islands)

Arrive City : Auckland

Depart Time : 16:30:00

Arrive Time : 20:10:00

Terms and Conditions

Price and itinerary are subject to change and availability. Please refer to your booking confirmation for final details. 

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