Due to unscheduled maintenance between Blenheim and Picton, our train is unable to travel on a small section of the line while repairs take place. We are very pleased to advise that the Coastal Pacific service will go ahead as planned however a 25-minute portion of your journey, between Blenheim & Picton, will be replaced by Bus.
If you are starting your journey from Picton, you are able to check in at the train station as usual and will be advised by train staff on the location of our private bus transfer.
For those doing a day return from Christchurch, you will have your break time in Blenheim. The station is in the centre of town, so lots of time to explore.
Our online accommodation reservation system has a range of accommodation options ranging from Motels, Motor Inns, Backpacker Hostels to up market Hostels, Apartments and stylish city boutique hotels and exclusive resorts in hideaway locations throughout New Zealand with rates to suit your travel dollar.
Accommodation ranges from clean, pleasant rooms in country pubs to stylish city boutique hotels and exclusive resorts in hideaway locations. Hotels of world-class standard are found in major cities as well as leading provincial and resort areas throughout New Zealand.
Most accommodations with the exception of motels and hostels, have a bar and restaurant facilities and the rooms include a phone, TV, bathroom and usually tea/coffee-making facilities. Country hotel accommodations and pubs are sometimes in modernised historic buildings, while sporting lodges and up market resorts offer exclusive locations with top-class facilities.
For the budget conscious, there is a range of quality camping ground accommodation, traditional and up market backpacker Hostels (YHA, Nomads and Base) to affordable self catering serviced apartments and hotels.
Our accommodation reservation system is offers real time online availability and rates. You can make instant reservations for Backpacker Hostels, Hotels, Motels and Apartments.
If you require any assistance in making your accommodation reservations, please do not hesitate to contact our New Zealand Travel Team who will be happy to make reservations on your behalf.