Latest update regarding the Coastal Pacific


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.



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Queenstown Connection One Way Journey - Dunedin to Queenstown via Middlemarch
Queenstown Connection One Way Journey - Dunedin to Queenstown via Middlemarch

Upon making your way to the beautiful Dunedin ralway station you can check your luggage all the way though to your destination.  Your train departs at 9.30am for a ride through the incredible Taieri Gorge.

Sit back and relax as the train tootles merrily through this spectacular gorge and soak up the scenery and history of an incredible part of New Zealand. This is one of the world' great train trips and one you will remember for many years to come.

At the trains destination of Pukerangi (or on a Friday or Sunday it will be Middlemarch)  your motor coach will be there waiting eagerly for you to take you on to your next exciting destination. 

Climb aboard your coach and see a 'off the beaten track' part of New Zealand that is timeless. The Maniototo is a stunning landscape that appears to be straight from a painting and is unique to this area of the country.

Your coach then departs the Maniototo and travels through Clyde, Cromwell and onto Queenstown.

Selected Accommodation Drop off points are available. Please ask for the details when reserving.


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