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.
Day 1 - Northern Explorer Train to Wellington
The Northern Explorer train service is a scenic rail journey through the five unique geographical regions of the North Island - travelling between Auckland, New Zealand's largest city - home of the Sky Tower, through the central heartland of the North Island to Wellington - New Zealand's harbour capital and arts and culture centre.
On arrival in Wellington make your own way to your centrally located accommodation for the next 2 nights
James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
147 The Terrace, Wellington
Day 2 - Weta Workshop Tour
Experience the many sides of Weta Workshop’s creativity. The 2hr Combo Tour will see you immerse yourself in our two most popular tours. Meet your guide at the Weta Cave store to begin your journey through the movie-magic world of Weta Workshop!
This morning you check out of your hotel, arrangements conclude
Travel reservations made within 4 days of departure time cannot be guaranteed. Price and itinerary are subject to change and availability. Please refer to your booking confirmation for final details. Package fares are NZD, per person, share twin, based on current promotional fares which are subject to change without notice. Package fare is made up of individual components from multiple suppliers and each component is subject to availability at the time of booking. Reservation, payment and cancellation conditions apply.
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