TranzAlpine is back from 14 January to 31 December 2022. Unfortunately, Coastal Pacific and Northern Explorer is still suspended until mid-2022.
Additional dates for the TranzAlpine train are being finalized. Once confirmed, we will add this to our website. 
TranzAlpine operating days. 14 Jan - 27 May (Friday to Monday) | 04 June - 28 August (Saturdays & Sundays) | 02 September - 31 December (Friday to Monday). Additional Operating days due to high demands - April 07, 13, 14, 19 | June 03, 06, 24, 27 | July 08, 11, 15, 18. Scheduled Track Maintenance - May 28-30 | July 23-25 | August 13-15 All full cancellations No bus replacements. 
Northern Explorer and Coastal Pacific remain suspended until mid-2022. 
Face masks are now mandatory on all journeys, except when consuming food or drink.
We understand that Covid-19 continues to add uncertainty in planning. Should there be cancellation of services due to Covid 19 restrictions, we will offer affected customers a transfer to an alternative date, a credit for 12 months, or a refund, regardless of the fare purchased less a $30 processing fee for the entire reservation.
For queries and assistance, do not hesitate to contact us at  0800 143 669 or info@newzealandtravelteam.com
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The scenery in New Zealand is spectacular and hiring a rental car gives you the freedom to explore out of the way destinations at your own pace.

Driving in New Zealand is more stressful that catching a train or a bus and we want you to enjoy your time in New Zealand and stay safe on the roads. Understanding the New Zealand Road Code is important before setting off to your destination in your rental car.

We strongly recommend overseas customers view www.drivesafe.org.nz to ensure they drive safely on New Zealand roads.

Can I drive in New Zealand?

You must have your current and valid driver licence or driver permit with you at all times when you’re driving. If your overseas licence or driver permit is not in English, you must also carry an accurate English translation issued by:

  • a translation service approved by the NZ Transport Agency (a list is available at http://www.nzta.govt.nz/licence/residents-visitors/translators.html), or
    a diplomatic representative at a high commission, embassy or consulate, or
    the authority that issued your overseas licence.
    An International Driving Permit (issued in accordance with a United Nations Convention on Road Traffic) is acceptable as a translation

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