State Highway 1 is open north of Kaikoura and we are pleased to announce bus service will return to this route from 18 December onwards. Services will operate daily morning and afternoon's in both directions between Picton and Christchurch, both of which will have Gold seat upgrades available.
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.
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.
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.