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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New Zealand Travel Rail Pass

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New Zealand Travel Scenic Passes are available for travel on all 3 train services and ferry travel
Valid for travel between 27 September 2019 – 30 March 2020

If you‘re not sure when you’d like to travel, the Freedom Pass is for you. A New Zealand Travel Team Rail Pass is a flexible ‘Book As You Go’ travel pass that allows you to travel on New Zealand’s 3 long distance passenger train services between Auckland and Wellington, Picton to Christchurch, Christchurch to Greymouth and ferry sailing/s between the North and South Islands by purchasing the number of ‘Travel’ days you want to use and travel whenever it suits, for up to 2 months from the date of your first journey.

New Zealand Travel Scenic Pass is suited for the independent traveller, families or small groups, who are travelling together on the same routes, to the same destinations.

Reservations for train & ferry services are compulsory and should be made as soon as possible to avoid dissapointment and no later than 48 Hours prior to travel date to secure you a seat.  Reservations are subject to availability and can be made by contacting our New Zealand Travel Team.

Please note each traveller needs his or her own pass.

Pass Type Adult Child
3 Days in 1 Month New Zealand Travel Rail Pass NZ$765.00 NZ$535.00 Buy Now
5 Days in 1 Month New Zealand Travel Rail Pass NZ$1025.00 NZ$755.00 Buy Now
6 Days in 1 Month New Zealand Travel Rail Pass NZ$1155.00 NZ$865.00 Buy Now
7 Days in 2 Months New Zealand Travel Rail Pass NZ$1285.00 NZ$975.00 Buy Now

New Zealand Travel Fixed Rail Pass - Low Season

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Low Season Fares are valid on 2 trains Northern Explorer, TranzAlpine and ferry sailing/s between the North and South Islands
Travel must be completed before 31 October 2019

Choose a fixed term pass for 7 days and travel on two long distance scenic trains and ferry sailing/s between the Norther and South Island. This is perfect if you want to explore over 1 week, and want to be able to use the train on any of these days. Fixed term pass travel days commence from the start date specified when purchasing, and you can book your trips via email or by phoning us.

Reservations for train & ferry services are compulsory and should be made as soon as possible to avoid dissapointment and no later than 48 Hours prior to travel date to secure you a seat.  Reservations are subject to availability and can be made by contacting our New Zealand Travel Team.

Reservations are subject to availability and can be made by contacting our New Zealand Travel Team.

Please note each traveller needs his or her own pass.

 

Pass Type Adult Child
7 Day New Zealand Travel Fixed Rail Pass - Low Season NZ$835.00 NZ$615.00 Buy Now