Travel 2 Australia & New Zealand 2018/19


Rail & Ferry Passes New Zealand is perfect for independent exploration with iconic journeys – by rail and sea – that reveal some of the country’s most stunning scenery. Pre-book your rail and ferry tickets and you’ll find travelling around New Zealand is just so easy.

NORTHERN EXPLORER Departures & Duration: 10 hrs 30 mins, Mon, Thu, Sat Auckland; Tue, Fri, Sun Wellington Journey through the heart of the North Island, between Auckland and Wellington. Along the way travel through the central North Island ski towns of National Park and Ohakune, and past the volcanic plateau, Mount Ruapehu, the world-famous Raurimu Spiral, and stunning river gorges. All carriages have large panoramic side and sky windows, and an open-

COASTAL PACIFIC Departures & Duration: 5 hrs 15 mins, Daily Oct-Apr The South Island’s Coastal Pacific service provides a daily link in both directions between the picturesque port of Picton and Christchurch, with connections to and from the Interislander Ferry. The route crosses through the Marlborough wine country and over plains, heading south down the east coast. Break your journey in Kaikoura to experience unique whale watching cruises, before the route passes the rural farmlands of North Canterbury and arrives into Christchurch. Through fares to include the Interislander ferryalsoavailableconnecting theSouthandNorth Islands -pleasecall fordetails.

THE TRANZALPINE Departures & Duration: 4 hrs 30 mins, Daily The award-winning TranzAlpine train runs daily from coast to coast - from Christchurch to Greymouth. It is rated as 1 of the top 6 scenic train journeys in the world. After crossing the patchwork farmlands of the Canterbury Plains, the TranzAlpine winds its way over massive viaducts, through river gorges and into the ice-fed Waimakariri River Valley. It tracks its way up and across the spectacular Southern Alps via the alpine village of Arthur’s Pass, situated at 737 metres above sea level, before descending through lush beech forests to Greymouth on the rugged West Coast. Prices from £129 per person (Christchurch-Greymouth and vice-versa)

air viewing deck allows for uninterrupted photo opportunities and a unique scenic rail experience. Note:Baggage isrestricted to2 itemsperperson;eachmax.20kg.

Prices from £109 per person (Christchurch-Picton and vice-versa)

Prices from £109 per person (Auckland to Wellington and vice-versa)

The Cook Strait separates New Zealand’s North and South Islands, and is crossed up to 5 times daily in each direction by the Interislander Ferry, which sails between Wellington and Picton. The 92km, 3-hour journey is considered one of the most beautiful and scenic ferry crossings in the world, and takes you through the convoluted waterways of the dramatic Marlborough Sounds. The Interislander offers a comfortable way to travel between the 2 islands, and there’s a comprehensive range of on- board facilities including bars, cafés, shops, a children’s play area and cinema. INTERISLANDER PLUS For enhanced comfort, adult passengers can upgrade to the Interislander Plus Lounge which includes comfortable seating, wi-fi Internet, tea/coffee/soft drinks, beer/wine, a hot meal and snacks. Experience the most comfortable way to cruise the Cook Strait.

Interislander Ferry Departures: Up to 5 daily sailings in each direction between Wellington on the North Island and Picton on the South Island.

Pricesareperpersonbasedon twinshare Foot Passenger from  Car (up to 5.5 metres) from 

£39 £59 £59

Motorhome (up to 5.5 metres) from  Singlesupplementsavailableupon request


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