State Highway 1 Reopens 18 December

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.

 

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Stewart Island

Stewart Island Ferry & Coach - Stewart Island to Invercargill

You’ll zip across Foveaux Strait between Bluff and Stewart Island in just one hour aboard comfortable catamarans.

Daily coach connections are available to Invercargill.


It’s an interesting stretch of water, home to several islands including Dog Island (spot the lighthouse), Ruapuke Island and the Titi Islands, and a considerable fishing industry.

During your trip, keep an eye out along the way for wildlife – particularly seabirds such as the Mollymawk and Titi. Friendly staff provide informative commentary and point out highlights.

An all-year daily scheduled ferry service is available with complimentary tea and coffee served aboard.  

  • Check in 30 mins prior to ferry departure
  • One hour journey
  • Parking at Bluff Visitor Terminal is available (extra cost)
  • On board café
  • Luggage limit – two carry-on bags per person (extra goods by arrangement)
Wed 13 Dec
Thu 14 Dec
Fri 15 Dec
Sat 16 Dec
Sun 17 Dec Mon 18 Dec Tue 19 Dec
Departure City Arrival City Departure Time Arrival Time
Fares
Fare Type Adults Price Child Price
 
Stewart Island Invercargill 03:30 PM 05:30 PM

Day Excursions :-

You’ll zip across Foveaux Strait between Bluff and Stewart Island in just one hour aboard comfortable catamarans.

Daily coach connections are available to Invercargill.

It’s an interesting stretch of water, home to several islands including Dog Island (spot the lighthouse), Ruapuke Island and the Titi Islands, and a considerable fishing industry.

During your trip, keep an eye out along the way for wildlife – particularly seabirds such as the Mollymawk and Titi. Friendly staff provide informative commentary and point out highlights.

An all-year daily scheduled ferry service is available with complimentary tea and coffee served aboard.  
Check in 30 mins prior to ferry departure

  • One hour journey
  • Parking at Bluff Visitor Terminal is available (extra cost)
  • On board café
  • Luggage limit – two carry-on bags per person (extra goods by arrangement)

Tour TRAVEL FROM Stewart Island TO Invercargill ONLY

You’ll zip across Foveaux Strait between Bluff and Stewart Island in just one hour aboard comfortable catamarans.

Daily coach connections are available to Invercargill.


It’s an interesting stretch of water, home to several islands including Dog Island (spot the lighthouse), Ruapuke Island and the Titi Islands, and a considerable fishing industry.

During your trip, keep an eye out along the way for wildlife – particularly seabirds such as the Mollymawk and Titi. Friendly staff provide informative commentary and point out highlights.

An all-year daily scheduled ferry service is available with complimentary tea and coffee served aboard.  

  • Check in 30 mins prior to ferry departure
  • One hour journey
  • Parking at Bluff Visitor Terminal is available (extra cost)
  • On board café
  • Luggage limit – two carry-on bags per person (extra goods by arrangement)
Departure : Main Wharf, Halmoon Bay, Stewart Island
Arrival : Invercargill I-Site, 108 Gala St.
Stewart Island Invercargill 05:00 PM 07:00 PM

Day Excursions :-

You’ll zip across Foveaux Strait between Bluff and Stewart Island in just one hour aboard comfortable catamarans.

Daily coach connections are available to Invercargill.

It’s an interesting stretch of water, home to several islands including Dog Island (spot the lighthouse), Ruapuke Island and the Titi Islands, and a considerable fishing industry.

During your trip, keep an eye out along the way for wildlife – particularly seabirds such as the Mollymawk and Titi. Friendly staff provide informative commentary and point out highlights.

An all-year daily scheduled ferry service is available with complimentary tea and coffee served aboard.  
Check in 30 mins prior to ferry departure

  • One hour journey
  • Parking at Bluff Visitor Terminal is available (extra cost)
  • On board café
  • Luggage limit – two carry-on bags per person (extra goods by arrangement)

Tour TRAVEL FROM Stewart Island TO Invercargill ONLY

You’ll zip across Foveaux Strait between Bluff and Stewart Island in just one hour aboard comfortable catamarans.

Daily coach connections are available to Invercargill.


It’s an interesting stretch of water, home to several islands including Dog Island (spot the lighthouse), Ruapuke Island and the Titi Islands, and a considerable fishing industry.

During your trip, keep an eye out along the way for wildlife – particularly seabirds such as the Mollymawk and Titi. Friendly staff provide informative commentary and point out highlights.

An all-year daily scheduled ferry service is available with complimentary tea and coffee served aboard.  

  • Check in 30 mins prior to ferry departure
  • One hour journey
  • Parking at Bluff Visitor Terminal is available (extra cost)
  • On board café
  • Luggage limit – two carry-on bags per person (extra goods by arrangement)
Departure : Main Wharf, Halmoon Bay, Stewart Island
Arrival : Invercargill I-Site, 108 Gala St.