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Connect with New Zealand

Interislander ferries are part of the Scenic Journeys network that connects Auckland to Greymouth and stops at New Zealand's top destinations on the way. With panoramic windows, outdoor viewing decks and honest, friendly service, we not only connect you to your destination, but we connect you with New Zealand. So why not begin your holiday with us, sitting back, spreading out, enjoying time together and watching the incredible scenery float by.

Explore the North Island with the Northern Explorer

The Northern Explorer journeys an epic 675km through the heart of the North Island to connect the quaint harbourside Capital of Wellington with the sprawling cultural metropolis of Auckland. Sit back and watch the sparkling Kapiti Coast, ancient woodland and rolling meadows, the volcanoes of the Central Plateau, and the vast plains of Waikato all roll by. Popular destinations include:

  • Auckland: Our magnificent City of Sails
  • Hamilton: Stroll around Hobbiton
  • Otorohanga: Explore Waitomo Caves
  • National Park: Hike the Tongariro Crossing
  • Ohakune: Cycle the Old Coach Road
  • Wellington: Our sparkling Capital City
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Travel is a Breeze with the Coastal Pacific

Unfortunately the Coastal Pacific will not be running for the remainder of the 2016/17 season due to significant damage sustained to the track between Kaikoura and Blenheim.

The carriages used on the Coastal Pacific will be redeployed to the TranzAlpine and Northern Explorer services to increase the numbers of seats available on these services.

At present, it is hoped that the Coastal Pacific will be back in the future, so if you are planning to visit New Zealand in the 2017/18 season then do have a look at the video!

Discover the West Coast with the TranzAlpine

Acclaimed as one of the world's greatest train journeys, the TranzAlpine train connects the gorgeous sunny East Coast with the dramatic glacial West Coast by climbing through the Southern Alps from Christchurch to Greymouth. This journey also makes a memorable day out from Christchurch.
Popular destinations include:

  • Christchurch: Trams, punting and cream teas!
  • Springfield: Horse trek in the foothills of the Alps
  • Arthur's Pass: Hike high into the mountains
  • Moana: Fish on the idyllic Lake Brunner
  • Greymouth: Gateway to the West Coast
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