State Highway 1 Reopens 18 December

State Highway 1 is open north of Kaikoura and we are pleased to announce bus service will return to this route from 18 December onwards.  Services will operate daily morning and afternoon's in both directions between Picton and Christchurch, both of which will have Gold seat upgrades available.

The Coastal Pacific will be back to service as early as possible for the 2018/2019 season and it is hoped the season will be extended if possible. This could mean an earlier start date than September 2018. We will continue to keep you updated as a return to service date becomes clearer. In the meantime we can book coach transportation for you between Picton and Christchurch.

 

 

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Stewart Island Ferry - Stewart Island to Buff

You’ll zip across Foveaux Strait between Bluff and Stewart Island in just one hour aboard comfortable catamarans.

It’s an interesting stretch of water, home to several islands including Dog Island (spot the lighthouse), Ruapuke Island and the Titi Islands, and a considerable fishing industry.

During your trip, keep an eye out along the way for wildlife – particularly seabirds such as the Mollymawk and Titi. Friendly staff provide informative commentary and point out highlights.

An all-year daily scheduled ferry service is available with complimentary tea and coffee served aboard.  

  • Check in 30 mins prior to ferry departure
  • One hour journey
  • Parking at Bluff Visitor Terminal is available (extra cost)
  • On board café
  • Luggage limit – two carry-on bags per person (extra goods by arrangement)
Stewart Island Ferry - Stewart Island to Buff
Tour Date From-To Fare Type Adult Child Action
01 Oct 2017 to 31 May 2018 08:00 AM Stewart Island - 09:00 AM Bluff Flexible NZ$79.00 NZ$40.00
01 Oct 2017 to 30 Apr 2018 03:30 PM Stewart Island - 04:30 PM Bluff Flexible NZ$79.00 NZ$40.00
01 Oct 2017 to 30 Apr 2018 05:00 PM Stewart Island - 06:00 PM Bluff Flexible NZ$79.00 NZ$40.00
26 Dec 2017 to 07 Jan 2018 09:30 AM Stewart Island - 10:30 AM Bluff Flexible NZ$79.00 NZ$40.00
27 Dec 2017 to 28 Feb 2018 12:00 PM Stewart Island - 01:00 PM Bluff Flexible NZ$79.00 NZ$40.00
01 May 2018 to 31 May 2018 03:00 PM Stewart Island - 04:00 PM Bluff Flexible NZ$79.00 NZ$40.00
01 Jun 2018 to 31 Aug 2018 08:00 AM Stewart Island - 09:00 AM Bluff Flexible NZ$79.00 NZ$40.00
01 Jun 2018 to 31 Aug 2018 03:00 PM Stewart Island - 04:00 PM Bluff Flexible NZ$79.00 NZ$40.00
01 Sep 2018 to 30 Sep 2018 08:00 AM Stewart Island - 09:00 AM Bluff Flexible NZ$79.00 NZ$40.00
01 Sep 2018 to 30 Sep 2018 03:00 PM Stewart Island - 04:00 PM Bluff Flexible NZ$79.00 NZ$40.00

Reviews

Name : Ralph and Debbie

Rating :

Comments : I was surprised at how nice this ferry service was. We had a flat sailing which was excellent as I am not a good sailor. The free cup of tea was nice and as the trip is just one hour long we had no sooner settled in before we arrived at Stewart Island.

Date : 04 Dec 2015

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