Coastal Pacific to return 2019.

The Coastal Pacific will be back to service for the 2019 season and it is hoped the season will be extended if possible. 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.

TranzAlpine Service Information: Due to work in the Otira Tunnel and other track maintenance, this train service will run between Christchurch and Arthurs Pass only and will be replaced by bus between Arthurs Pass and Greymouth on the following dates 07 May, 18 June, 30 July, 10 September, 15 October & 26 November 2018.

 

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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 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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