Travel Update: Coastal Pacific unscheduled maintenance between Blenheim and Picton 18, 21, 22, 23, 24 September 2023
Due to unscheduled maintenance between Blenheim and Picton, our train is unable to travel on a small section of the line while repairs take place. We are very pleased to advise that the Coastal Pacific service will go ahead as planned however a 25-minute portion of your journey, between Blenheim & Picton, will be replaced by Bus.
If you are starting your journey from Picton, you are able to check in at the train station as usual and will be advised by train staff on the location of our private bus transfer.
For those doing a day return from Christchurch, you will have your break time in Blenheim. The station is in the centre of town, so lots of time to explore.
Cape Reinga & 90 Mile Beach Full Day Tour PIH-PIH ICPCRP (0710-1830)
You can't say you've seen New Zealand until you've travelled all the way to the top! Take this action-packed full day tour to Cape Reinga and discover the beauty of the Far North.
Set off from Paihia in the Bay of Islands and travel north through spectacular scenery. Your driver guide will keep you entertained with stories from Northland's history, from the arrival of the M?ori, through to the coming of European settlers and gumdiggers, to the present day.
During your tour you'll visit the Puketi Kauri Forest and meet a 2,000 year-old kauri tree, drive along through sand and surf on legendary Ninety Mile Beach, and speed down massive sand dunes on a boogie board at Te Paki Stream.
According to M?ori legend, the headland at Cape Reinga is the place where spirits leave New Zealand on their way to the underworld. Walk down to the lighthouse and see the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean collide below you, and soak up the amazing atmosphere of this unique part of New Zealand.
Your tour also includes a traditional Kiwi lunch of fish n' chips - the perfect accompaniment to your Cape Reinga experience. A vegetarian option is also available.