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.
Discover Waikato's picturesque farmland and experience guided tours of the Hobbiton Movie Set and the Waitomo Glowworm Caves.
Travel from Rotorua to the Hobbiton Movie Set, the world-famous film location.
See Hobbit Holes, stroll through the lush gardens and learn how this private farm became Middle-earth on a private tour.
Head towards the famous Waitomo Glow-worm Caves after a tasty lunch. On your guided 45-minute tour through this underground wonder you'll learn about stalactites, stalagmites and how the caves were formed over 30 million years.
Your tour ends with a magical boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto.
Finish off the tour with a coach ride back to Auckland.
Useful Tip: A complimentary pick-up and drop-off service is provided from various inner city hotels.