UPDATE: Services to return for the summer!

We are pleased to announce that the Northern Explorer and Coastal Pacific trains will be returning to the tracks this spring and summer and the Tranz Alpine will resume services once we move to Covid- 19 Alert Level 1.

The Northern Explorer running between Auckland and Wellington will recommence its normal weekly timetable from Thursday 01 October.

The Coastal Pacific returns from Tuesday 13 October, running between Christchurch and Piction and returning the same day on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

The TranzAlpine running between Christchurch to Greymouth will resume service once we move to Covid-19 Level 1. It runs on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.

Cook Strait ferry bookings and some daytours and bus routes are also open for sale. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries on 0800 143 669 or info@newzealandtravelteam.com

We understand that Covid-19 continues to add uncertainty in planning, and indeed all the train services rely on the country returning to Alert Level 1. 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.

 

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Waiheke Ferry - Auckland to Waiheke Open Return

Only a 40 minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland, Waiheke Island boasts beautiful beaches, bohemian artists and award-winning vineyards, olive groves and restaurants. It’s a great day trip from Auckland as well as a superb holiday destination or a weekend getaway. A great way to make the most of a day trip is to combine your ferry ticket with one of our great value island tours – there’s a tour to suit everyone. For the more adventurous, other activities on the island include zip lining, ocean kayaking and mountain biking.

Enjoy regular daily services between Auckland and Waiheke and vice versa.  

All vessels, sailings and itineraries are subject to change at the company's discretion due to weather, sea conditions and/or operational requirements.

Every passenger must have a valid ticket to travel

Standard tickets - valid for date of travel booked only

Child (5-15 years), Infant (0-4 years)

Please Note: Tickets are based on a Return Trip - choose your set departure time and your return ticket time is open for use on the same day

Daily Departures times from Auckland 

9.00am*  10.00am  11.00am*  12.00pm  1.00pm*  2.00pm  3.00pm*  4.00pm  5.00pm  6.00pm  7.15pm 8:45pm 10:15pm                                                            

* Sailing via Devonport and time is approximately 10 minutes longer than other sailings

Waiheke Ferry - Auckland to Waiheke Open Return
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