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BOOK YOUR NORTHERN EXPLORER, COASTAL PACIFIC, and TRANZ ALPINE TRAIN  Journeys online 
 
 COASTAL PACIFIC Operating days: 29 SEPT 2022 – 30 APRIL 2023 Thursday to Sunday | 21 SEPT 2023 - 30 JUNE 2024
01 MAY 2023 - 20 SEPT 2023 | 29 APRIL 2024 - 01 JULY 2024 NOT OPERATING
NORTHERN EXPLORER Operating days: Northbound (Wednesday, Friday & Sunday) | Southbound (Monday, Thursday & Saturday)
Northern Explorer Scheduled Track Maintenance: 20-24 October 2022 | 25 December 2022-09 January 2023 | 27-30 January 2023 | 3-6 February 2023 | 7-10 April 2023 | 2-5 June 2023 | 14-17 July 2023 | 25 December - 8 January 2024 All full cancellations No bus replacements. 
TRANZ ALPINE Operating days: 14 JAN 22 – 24 DEC 22 Friday to Monday | 26 DEC 22 – 30 APRIL 23 7 days a week | 28 APRIL 2023 - 28 SEPT 2023 Friday to Monday | 29 SEPT 2023 - 6 MAY 2024 7 days a week | 10 MAY 2024 - 30 JUNE 2024 Friday to Monday
 TranzAlpine Scheduled Track Maintenance - 28-30 May 2022 |  23-24 July 2022 | 13-15 August 2022 | 16-17 October 2022 | 23 April 2023 \ 21-22 May 2023 | 24-26 June 2023 | 15-16 July 2023 | 5-6 August 2023 | 26-27 August 2023 | 16-17 September 2023   All full cancellations No bus replacements. 
 
Face masks are no longer mandatory on any of these train services Northern Explorer, Coastal Pacific, and Tranz Alpine trains. 
However, we do recommend you continue wearing facemasks for your own safety while moving around the train. On-board crews will continue to wear facemasks for the time being.

 

 
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Our online accommodation reservation system has a range of accommodation options ranging from Motels, Motor Inns, Backpacker Hostels to up market Hostels, Apartments and stylish city boutique hotels and exclusive resorts in hideaway locations throughout New Zealand with rates to suit your travel dollar.

Accommodation ranges from clean, pleasant rooms in country pubs to stylish city boutique hotels and exclusive resorts in hideaway locations. Hotels of world-class standard are found in major cities as well as leading provincial and resort areas throughout New Zealand.

Most accommodation with the exception of motels and hostels, have a bar and restaurant facilities and the rooms include a phone, TV, bathroom and usually tea/coffee-making facilities. Country hotel accommodation and pubs are sometimes in modernised historic buildings, while sporting lodges and up market resorts offer exclusive locations with top-class facilities.

For the budget conscious, there is a range of quality camping ground accommodation, traditional and up market backpacker Hostels (YHA, Nomads and Base) to affordable self catering serviced apartments and hotels.

Our accommodation reservation system is offers real time online availability and rates. You can make instant reservations for Backpacker Hostels, Hotels, Motels and Apartments.

If you require any assistance in making your accommodation reservations, please do not hesitate to contact our New Zealand Travel Team who will be happy to make reservations on your behalf.

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