COASTAL PACIFIC UPDATE
Work is continuing at pace on the reinstatement of the Main North Line following November’s Kaikoura earthquake. Parts of the line are open for freight goods and crews are working fast in both directions but higher safety standards and ongoing seismic events mean that passenger services will be delayed longer than freight. Because of this, it is unlikely that the Coastal Pacific will operate this summer season (September 2017-April 2018).
The Coastal Pacific will be back to service as early as possible for the 2018/2019 season and it is hoped the season will be extended if possible. This could mean an earlier start date than September 2018. 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.
Explore areas in New Zealand that you can only access via water. We offer a full range of ferry services ranging from the Cook Straight ferry that takes you from the Wellington at the bottom of the North Island to Picton at the tip of the South Island or visit the magnificent Milford Sound which draws visitors from all around the world yearly to see this spectacular sight.
Or zip across Foveaux Strait between Bluff and Stewart Island in just one hour aboard comfortable catamarans. Stewart Island is located at the bottom of the south island with daily departures from Bluff or Invercargill.
Explore Waiheke Island, the jewel in the Hauraki Gulf. Only 40 minutes by Fullers Ferry from down Auckland. Waiheke is a stunning island with beautiful beaches, exceptional vineyards and a destination not to be missed.