OUTDOOR VIEWING CARRIAGE CLOSURE

Following an increasing number of potential safety incidents on KiwiRail’s Great Journeys of New Zealand scenic rail services, the outdoor viewing carriage on the Northern Explorer only will be closed until further notice while a safety solution is found. 

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 GreatSights - Hobbiton Experience & Waitomo Caves AKL ROT GS11HW (0800 1800) Bus Service - Auckland to Rotorua 0800 - 1800

Service : Bus Service

Depart City : Auckland

Arrive City : Rotorua

Depart Time : 08:00:00

Arrive Time : 18:00:00


Hotel Address :- Rotorua

Accommodation Description :- Central 3 star Rotorua City Hotel

Day 2 Hotel Service - Rotorua - Central 3 star Rotorua City Hotel

Hotel Address :- Rotorua

Accommodation Description :- Central 3 star Rotorua City Hotel


Service : Bus Service

Depart City : Rotorua

Arrive City : Rotorua

Depart Time : 07:25:00

Arrive Time : 12:15:00

Day 3 InterCity Coach Lines / GreatSights - Tauranga Wellington Airport IC7701 (0710 1715) Bus Service - Rotorua to Taupo 0850 - 0955

Service : Bus Service

Depart City : Rotorua

Arrive City : Taupo

Depart Time : 08:50:00

Arrive Time : 09:55:00


Service : Bus Service

Depart City : Taupo

Arrive City : Napier

Depart Time : 13:05:00

Arrive Time : 15:10:00


Hotel Address :- Napier

Accommodation Description :- Central 3 star Napier Hotel

Day 4 InterCity Coach Lines / GreatSights - Napier Wellington IC6367 (1330 1855) Bus Service - Napier to Wellington 1330 - 1855

Service : Bus Service

Depart City : Napier

Arrive City : Wellington

Depart Time : 13:30:00

Arrive Time : 18:55:00


Hotel Address :- Wellington

Day 5 Hotel Service - Wellington -

Hotel Address :- Wellington


Service : Day Tour

Depart City : Wellington

Arrive City : Wellington

Depart Time : 10:00:00

Arrive Time : 12:30:00

Day 6 Interislander Ferry - Wellington Picton (Aratere) Ferry Service - Wellington to Picton 1530 - 1900

Service : Ferry Service

Depart City : Wellington

Arrive City : Picton

Depart Time : 15:30:00

Arrive Time : 19:00:00


Hotel Address :- Picton

Day 7 KiwiRail Great Journeys of New Zealand - Coastal Pacific Picton to Christchurch Train Service - Picton to Christchurch 1415 - 2030

Service : Train Service

Depart City : Picton

Arrive City : Christchurch

Depart Time : 14:15:00

Arrive Time : 20:30:00


Hotel Address :- Christchurch

Day 8 Hotel Service - Christchurch -

Hotel Address :- Christchurch

Day 9 InterCity Coach Lines / GreatSights - Christchurch Mount Cook Queenstown GS9661 (0730 1830) Bus Service - Christchurch to Queenstown 0730 - 1830

Service : Bus Service

Depart City : Christchurch

Arrive City : Queenstown

Depart Time : 07:30:00

Arrive Time : 18:30:00


Hotel Address :- Queenstown

Day 10 Hotel Service - Queenstown -

Hotel Address :- Queenstown

Day 11 GreatSights - Milford Sound Day Tour + Buffet Lunch ex Queenstown G76L (0720 1945) Day Tour - Queenstown to Queenstown 0720 - 1945

Service : Day Tour

Depart City : Queenstown

Arrive City : Queenstown

Depart Time : 07:20:00

Arrive Time : 19:45:00


Hotel Address :- Queenstown

Day 12 InterCity Coach Lines / GreatSights - Queenstown Franz Josef IC9824 (0810 1615) Bus Service - Queenstown to Wanaka 0810 - 0940

Service : Bus Service

Depart City : Queenstown

Arrive City : Wanaka

Depart Time : 08:10:00

Arrive Time : 09:40:00


Hotel Address :- Wanaka

Day 13 InterCity Coach Lines / GreatSights - Queenstown Franz Josef IC9824 (0810 1615) Bus Service - Wanaka to Franz Josef 0945 - 1610

Service : Bus Service

Depart City : Wanaka

Arrive City : Franz Josef

Depart Time : 09:45:00

Arrive Time : 16:10:00


Hotel Address :- Franz Josef

Day 14 Hotel Service - Franz Josef -

Hotel Address :- Franz Josef

Day 15 InterCity Coach Lines / GreatSights - Greymouth Nelson IC8826 (1330 1915) Bus Service - Franz Josef to Greymouth 0915 - 1315

Service : Bus Service

Depart City : Franz Josef

Arrive City : Greymouth

Depart Time : 09:15:00

Arrive Time : 13:15:00


Service : Train Service

Depart City : Greymouth

Arrive City : Christchurch

Depart Time : 14:05:00

Arrive Time : 18:31:00