SERVICE UPDATE:

The TranzAlpine train from Christchurch to Greymouth return will be running on selected dates from July to November 2020.

It will run daily in the 04 -19 July and 26 Sep - 11 Oct school holidays. It will also run on Saturdays and Sundays only from 25 July - 30 August and on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from September to November 2020

Bookings are now open for these dates. A winter special rate of $75 per seat each way applies in July and August. Fares start from $129 each way from September to November.

Ferry bookings and some bus routes are also open for sale. 

Northern Explorer and Coastal Pacific Train services are suspended until further notice and we are not taking bookings for these. 

 

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Ferry & Coach from 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)
Stewart Island Ferry & Coach - Stewart Island to Invercargill
Sun 28 Aug
Mon 29 Aug
Tue 30 Aug
Wed 31 Aug
Thu 01 Sep
Fri 02 Sep
Sat 03 Sep
Service is unavailable today, please select further day.