Transport - NZ Travel NZ Travel Products http://nztravel.com.au/index.php/transport.feed 2013-08-06T15:38:36+10:00 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management Interislander 2011-01-11T01:42:10+10:00 2011-01-11T01:42:10+10:00 http://nztravel.com.au/index.php/1882s.html Administrator vanessa.carey@anzcro.com.au <div class="feed-description"><table id="product" border="0" cellpadding="5"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="2" class="h3" align="left"><strong><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Interislander</span></strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" class="h3" align="left"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Interislander is the New Zealand ferry service which crosses the Cook Strait between the North and South Islands of New Zealand.&nbsp; The 92 km, three hour journey between Wellington and Picton is one of New Zealand's most iconic tourist experiences, and one of the most spectacular cruises in the world.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Interislander operates three ships to carry both passengers and their vehicles: Arahura, Aratere and Kaitaki. All our ships offer a safe, comfortable and affordable journey, as well as a complete range of onboard services. Offering up to 11 sailings a day, passengers also have the convenience of a wide choice of travel times. Your trip across the Cook Strait will be both enjoyable and unforgettable.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="td_left" align="left" valign="top"> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>{artsexylightbox singleImage="images/stories/interislander/arahura.jpg" path="images/stories/interislander" previewHeight="130"}{/artsexylightbox}</td> <td>{artsexylightbox singleImage="images/stories/interislander/kaitaki-arriving-wellington.jpg" path="images/stories/interislander" previewWidth="200"}{/artsexylightbox}</td> <td>{artsexylightbox singleImage="images/stories/interislander/onboard-service.jpg" path="images/stories/interislander" previewWidth="200"}{/artsexylightbox}</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> <td rowspan="3" class="td_right" style="width: 25%;" align="left" valign="top"> <p mce_style="text-align: center;" style="text-align: center;"><a mce_href="images/stories/interislander/interislander-map.jpg" rel="sexylightbox" href="images/stories/interislander/interislander-map.jpg"><br /><img mce_src="images/stories/interislander/interislander-map.jpg" src="images/stories/interislander/interislander-map.jpg" alt="Interislander Map" width="200" /></a>{artsexylightbox}{/artsexylightbox}</p> <p mce_style="text-align: center;" style="text-align: center;"><a mce_href="images/stories/interislander/interislander-map.jpg" rel="sexylightbox" href="images/stories/interislander/interislander-map.jpg"><img mce_src="images/zoom.jpg" src="images/zoom.jpg" alt="Click to Zoom" title="Click to Zoom" border="0" height="17" width="131" /></a><br mce_bogus="1" /></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="td_left" align="left" valign="top"><i><img src="images/imagegallery.jpg" alt="Click on the above images to open the Image Gallery" /></i></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="td_left" align="left" valign="top"> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Help Notes</strong></span></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>The Ships</strong></p> <p>Kaitaki</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Kaitaki is a Māori word meaning "challenger". With the capacity to carry up to 1600 passengers, it is both the largest ship in Interislander's fleet and the largest ferry operating in New Zealand waters. Kaitaki offers a unique tourism and travel experience.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Kaitaki provides an array of options designed to enhance your journey across the Cook Strait.&nbsp; From the many observation decks, enjoy the magical scenery of the Marlborough Sounds and Wellington's natural harbour.&nbsp; Or, sample local cuisine, coffee and wines, from the many food and beverage outlets.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For children, Kaitaki offers nurseries, play areas and, during school holidays and peak seasons, even magicians and clowns as part of your on-board entertainment.</p> <p> </p> <p>Arahura</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Arahura is a Māori word meaning "pathway to dawn". The Arahura River on the South Island's West Coast is the country's main source of New Zealand jade (also known as New Zealand greenstone or pounamu). So precious was greenstone to Maori that they called the South Island "Te Wai Pounamu" - the place of the greenstone. Arahura can carry up to 550&nbsp;passengers and has been sailing across the Cook Strait since 1984.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">With a bar and&nbsp;food court, Arahura offers extensive food and beverage facilities designed to suit all tastes.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The onboard facilities are equally comprehensive.&nbsp; Outside observation decks, lounges, Wi-Fi Internet and a cinema, will make your journey across the Cook Strait a memorable part of your holiday.</p> <p> </p> <p>Aratere</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Aratere is a Māori word meaning "quick path". As one of the most modern, high-tech vessels operating in New Zealand waters, not only does Aratere provide travellers with a "quick path-way" across Cook Strait, but also a comfortable, entertaining, safe and scenic cruise, through some of New Zealand's most impressive landscapes.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This ship provides top quality facilities to ensure a memorable cruise. Including a food court, bar, Wi-Fi internet, cinema and Club Class Lounge, the extensive on-board facilities mean there is plenty for everyone to do on their journey through the Marlborough Sounds.&nbsp; So, whether entertaining the children, or watching the spectacular scenery pass by, your journey on the Aratere will be a memorable part of your holiday.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Onboard Services</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Interislander offers a variety of onboard facilities to ensure a memorable, safe and enjoyable journey.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Comfortable seating is provided for everyone, even during the busiest Christmas and Easter sailings. Or, enjoy the comfort and privacy of the Kaitaki Plus and Club Class Lounges (additional fee applies - must be added at time of booking).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Current release movies are screened in a state-of-the-art cinema.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Onboard shops make available a selection of newspapers, gifts, and other holiday items, such as films and postcards.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The ships also offer a wide range of food and beverages, to satisfy the most discerning appetite.&nbsp; From Interislander's specially designed pie, through to an impressive selection of New Zealand wines, be tempted by one of the many available options.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Onboard entertainment is also varied, for the amusement of young and old. Clowns and magicians perform for children during the busy summer months, while many New Zealand bands "play for their supper", proudly supported by Interislander.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kaitaiki Plus</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Kaitaki Plus offers the most comfortable and luxurious way to travel between the North and South Islands of New Zealand.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Your Kaitaki Plus ticket will give you access to an exclusive, premium, onboard lounge, providing:</p> <ul type="disc"> <li>Comfortable seating</li> <li>Free Internet access</li> <li>Sky TV</li> <li>Newspapers and magazines</li> <li>Complimentary food and beverages. A cooked breakfast is provided on the sailing from Wellington, while a hot lunch is available for departures from Picton.</li> <li>Access restricted to passengers 18 years and over</li> </ul> <p><strong>Checkin</strong><strong>g In</strong></p> <p>Passengers on foot</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">If you are travelling as a walk-on passenger, check in at the terminal at least&nbsp;45 minutes prior to departure time.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Passengers on foot may carry on small items of hand luggage, but are required to check in all large items of luggage.</p> <p> </p> <p>Passengers with a vehicle</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">If you are travelling with a vehicle, check in no later than 1 hour prior to departure time.&nbsp; To minimise delays, please have your reservation details ready to present to check-in staff: ticket, itinerary, voucher, or booking number.</p> <p> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">During the sailing, access to the vehicle deck is not permitted.&nbsp; Please take any items you require during the sailing with you to the passenger areas onboard.<br />Note - The cost for taking vehicles and campervans on the ferry is deterrmined by the length and time of year.</p> <p><br /><b>Luggage</b></p> <p>Hand Baggage</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Small hand baggage can be taken on-board our vessels as personal hand luggage. Coin operated lockers are available onboard for the storage of these small items.</p> <p> </p> <p>Checked-in Baggage</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Larger baggage, including backpacks, must be checked in at the Wellington or Picton terminals. Baggage can then be collected from the carousels at the port of arrival.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">We will not accept individual baggage items which exceed either 32 kilograms in weight, or 200 linear centimetres (height and length and width) in dimension. For safety reasons, there are no exceptions to the weight restriction.&nbsp; However, the restriction in dimension is relaxed for sporting equipment (refer below).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The luggage allowance is two (2) items of baggage per person.&nbsp; Additional baggage items may be carried, subject to availability and on the payment of an additional charge.</p> <p> </p> <p><b>Service Delays, Chan</b><b>ges or Cancellations</b></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Departure times are not guaranteed and schedules are subject to change. Interislander will not be liable for any loss suffered as a result of a cancellation or a service departing/arriving before or after the scheduled time.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p><b>Ferry Terminals</b></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The terminal provides toilets/disability access toilets, Internet kiosks, an accommodation phone board, arcade games, and snack/drink vending machines. Coin operated storage lockers are also available at a cost.</p> <p> </p> <p><b>People with Disabilities</b></p> <p>Interislander takes very seriously its responsibility for the safety and comfort of all passengers.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"> <hr /> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" class="td_left" align="left"><b>Available Ferry Journeys</b></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" class="td_left" align="left"> <table id="rooms_table" style="width: 100%;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="3"> <table id="rooms_table" style="width: 100%;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="3"> <table style="width: 100%;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #3399ff;" colspan="4" class="roomtypes" style="background-color: #3399ff;" align="left"><b><span mce_style="color: #ffffff;" style="color: #ffffff;">Wellington - Picton - Wellington</span></b></td> </tr> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="3" style="background-color: #ffffec;" align="left" valign="top"> <p> </p> <p><strong>Wellington to Picton Timetable</strong></p> <p><em>Effective until 18 September 2011</em></p> <p> </p> <p>Depart Wellington&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Arrive Picton</p> <p>8.25am&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 11.35am</p> <p>2.40pm&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;5.50pm&nbsp;</p> <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p> <p><strong>Picton to Wellington Timetable</strong></p> <p><em>Effective until 18 September 2011</em></p> <p> </p> <p>Depart&nbsp;Picton&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Arrive Wellington</p> <p>10.30am&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1.40pm</p> <p>1.45pm&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 5.15pm</p> <p>6.40pm&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;9.40pm</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Wellington to Picton Timetable</strong></p> <p><em>Effective&nbsp;from 19 September 2011</em></p> <p> </p> <p>Depart Wellington&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Arrive Picton</p> <p>2.25am&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 5.35am</p> <p>8.25am&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 11.35am</p> <p>10.25am*&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;1.35pm*</p> <p>2.05pm&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 5.15pm</p> <p>6.25pm&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 9.25pm&nbsp;</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Picton to Wellington Timetable</strong></p> <p><em>Effective&nbsp;from 19 September 2011</em></p> <p> </p> <p>Depart&nbsp;Picton&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Arrive Wellington</p> <p>6.25am&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 9.35am</p> <p>10.05am&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1.15pm</p> <p>1.10pm&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.20pm</p> <p>2.25pm*&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;5.35pm*</p> <p>6.05pm&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 9.15pm</p> <p>10.25pm&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1.35am</p> <p> </p> <p>*Peak season only (approximate dates Mid December - January)</p> <p>All t<a></a>imes are subject to change, please check when booking.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="4" style="background-color: #ffffec;" align="left"> <p> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4"> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #808080;"><strong>Product:</strong></span><br /><span style="color: #808080;">Information displayed on these pages are representative of products and services available through ANZCRO. ANZCRO does not take responsibility for failure of any individual products or services to provide accurate information, or for the accuracy of photographs supplied by the product/service providers for use in these pages.</span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"> <table id="rooms_table" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="3"></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="3" style="background-color: #ffffec;" align="left" valign="top"> <div id="divContentPane1"> <p> </p> </div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4"></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"><br /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table></div> <div class="feed-description"><table id="product" border="0" cellpadding="5"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="2" class="h3" align="left"><strong><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Interislander</span></strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" class="h3" align="left"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Interislander is the New Zealand ferry service which crosses the Cook Strait between the North and South Islands of New Zealand.&nbsp; The 92 km, three hour journey between Wellington and Picton is one of New Zealand's most iconic tourist experiences, and one of the most spectacular cruises in the world.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Interislander operates three ships to carry both passengers and their vehicles: Arahura, Aratere and Kaitaki. All our ships offer a safe, comfortable and affordable journey, as well as a complete range of onboard services. Offering up to 11 sailings a day, passengers also have the convenience of a wide choice of travel times. Your trip across the Cook Strait will be both enjoyable and unforgettable.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="td_left" align="left" valign="top"> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>{artsexylightbox singleImage="images/stories/interislander/arahura.jpg" path="images/stories/interislander" previewHeight="130"}{/artsexylightbox}</td> <td>{artsexylightbox singleImage="images/stories/interislander/kaitaki-arriving-wellington.jpg" path="images/stories/interislander" previewWidth="200"}{/artsexylightbox}</td> <td>{artsexylightbox singleImage="images/stories/interislander/onboard-service.jpg" path="images/stories/interislander" previewWidth="200"}{/artsexylightbox}</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> <td rowspan="3" class="td_right" style="width: 25%;" align="left" valign="top"> <p mce_style="text-align: center;" style="text-align: center;"><a mce_href="images/stories/interislander/interislander-map.jpg" rel="sexylightbox" href="images/stories/interislander/interislander-map.jpg"><br /><img mce_src="images/stories/interislander/interislander-map.jpg" src="images/stories/interislander/interislander-map.jpg" alt="Interislander Map" width="200" /></a>{artsexylightbox}{/artsexylightbox}</p> <p mce_style="text-align: center;" style="text-align: center;"><a mce_href="images/stories/interislander/interislander-map.jpg" rel="sexylightbox" href="images/stories/interislander/interislander-map.jpg"><img mce_src="images/zoom.jpg" src="images/zoom.jpg" alt="Click to Zoom" title="Click to Zoom" border="0" height="17" width="131" /></a><br mce_bogus="1" /></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="td_left" align="left" valign="top"><i><img src="images/imagegallery.jpg" alt="Click on the above images to open the Image Gallery" /></i></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="td_left" align="left" valign="top"> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Help Notes</strong></span></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>The Ships</strong></p> <p>Kaitaki</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Kaitaki is a Māori word meaning "challenger". With the capacity to carry up to 1600 passengers, it is both the largest ship in Interislander's fleet and the largest ferry operating in New Zealand waters. Kaitaki offers a unique tourism and travel experience.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Kaitaki provides an array of options designed to enhance your journey across the Cook Strait.&nbsp; From the many observation decks, enjoy the magical scenery of the Marlborough Sounds and Wellington's natural harbour.&nbsp; Or, sample local cuisine, coffee and wines, from the many food and beverage outlets.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For children, Kaitaki offers nurseries, play areas and, during school holidays and peak seasons, even magicians and clowns as part of your on-board entertainment.</p> <p> </p> <p>Arahura</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Arahura is a Māori word meaning "pathway to dawn". The Arahura River on the South Island's West Coast is the country's main source of New Zealand jade (also known as New Zealand greenstone or pounamu). So precious was greenstone to Maori that they called the South Island "Te Wai Pounamu" - the place of the greenstone. Arahura can carry up to 550&nbsp;passengers and has been sailing across the Cook Strait since 1984.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">With a bar and&nbsp;food court, Arahura offers extensive food and beverage facilities designed to suit all tastes.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The onboard facilities are equally comprehensive.&nbsp; Outside observation decks, lounges, Wi-Fi Internet and a cinema, will make your journey across the Cook Strait a memorable part of your holiday.</p> <p> </p> <p>Aratere</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Aratere is a Māori word meaning "quick path". As one of the most modern, high-tech vessels operating in New Zealand waters, not only does Aratere provide travellers with a "quick path-way" across Cook Strait, but also a comfortable, entertaining, safe and scenic cruise, through some of New Zealand's most impressive landscapes.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This ship provides top quality facilities to ensure a memorable cruise. Including a food court, bar, Wi-Fi internet, cinema and Club Class Lounge, the extensive on-board facilities mean there is plenty for everyone to do on their journey through the Marlborough Sounds.&nbsp; So, whether entertaining the children, or watching the spectacular scenery pass by, your journey on the Aratere will be a memorable part of your holiday.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Onboard Services</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Interislander offers a variety of onboard facilities to ensure a memorable, safe and enjoyable journey.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Comfortable seating is provided for everyone, even during the busiest Christmas and Easter sailings. Or, enjoy the comfort and privacy of the Kaitaki Plus and Club Class Lounges (additional fee applies - must be added at time of booking).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Current release movies are screened in a state-of-the-art cinema.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Onboard shops make available a selection of newspapers, gifts, and other holiday items, such as films and postcards.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The ships also offer a wide range of food and beverages, to satisfy the most discerning appetite.&nbsp; From Interislander's specially designed pie, through to an impressive selection of New Zealand wines, be tempted by one of the many available options.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Onboard entertainment is also varied, for the amusement of young and old. Clowns and magicians perform for children during the busy summer months, while many New Zealand bands "play for their supper", proudly supported by Interislander.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kaitaiki Plus</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Kaitaki Plus offers the most comfortable and luxurious way to travel between the North and South Islands of New Zealand.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Your Kaitaki Plus ticket will give you access to an exclusive, premium, onboard lounge, providing:</p> <ul type="disc"> <li>Comfortable seating</li> <li>Free Internet access</li> <li>Sky TV</li> <li>Newspapers and magazines</li> <li>Complimentary food and beverages. A cooked breakfast is provided on the sailing from Wellington, while a hot lunch is available for departures from Picton.</li> <li>Access restricted to passengers 18 years and over</li> </ul> <p><strong>Checkin</strong><strong>g In</strong></p> <p>Passengers on foot</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">If you are travelling as a walk-on passenger, check in at the terminal at least&nbsp;45 minutes prior to departure time.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Passengers on foot may carry on small items of hand luggage, but are required to check in all large items of luggage.</p> <p> </p> <p>Passengers with a vehicle</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">If you are travelling with a vehicle, check in no later than 1 hour prior to departure time.&nbsp; To minimise delays, please have your reservation details ready to present to check-in staff: ticket, itinerary, voucher, or booking number.</p> <p> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">During the sailing, access to the vehicle deck is not permitted.&nbsp; Please take any items you require during the sailing with you to the passenger areas onboard.<br />Note - The cost for taking vehicles and campervans on the ferry is deterrmined by the length and time of year.</p> <p><br /><b>Luggage</b></p> <p>Hand Baggage</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Small hand baggage can be taken on-board our vessels as personal hand luggage. Coin operated lockers are available onboard for the storage of these small items.</p> <p> </p> <p>Checked-in Baggage</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Larger baggage, including backpacks, must be checked in at the Wellington or Picton terminals. Baggage can then be collected from the carousels at the port of arrival.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">We will not accept individual baggage items which exceed either 32 kilograms in weight, or 200 linear centimetres (height and length and width) in dimension. For safety reasons, there are no exceptions to the weight restriction.&nbsp; However, the restriction in dimension is relaxed for sporting equipment (refer below).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The luggage allowance is two (2) items of baggage per person.&nbsp; Additional baggage items may be carried, subject to availability and on the payment of an additional charge.</p> <p> </p> <p><b>Service Delays, Chan</b><b>ges or Cancellations</b></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Departure times are not guaranteed and schedules are subject to change. Interislander will not be liable for any loss suffered as a result of a cancellation or a service departing/arriving before or after the scheduled time.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p><b>Ferry Terminals</b></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The terminal provides toilets/disability access toilets, Internet kiosks, an accommodation phone board, arcade games, and snack/drink vending machines. Coin operated storage lockers are also available at a cost.</p> <p> </p> <p><b>People with Disabilities</b></p> <p>Interislander takes very seriously its responsibility for the safety and comfort of all passengers.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"> <hr /> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" class="td_left" align="left"><b>Available Ferry Journeys</b></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" class="td_left" align="left"> <table id="rooms_table" style="width: 100%;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="3"> <table id="rooms_table" style="width: 100%;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="3"> <table style="width: 100%;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #3399ff;" colspan="4" class="roomtypes" style="background-color: #3399ff;" align="left"><b><span mce_style="color: #ffffff;" style="color: #ffffff;">Wellington - Picton - Wellington</span></b></td> </tr> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="3" style="background-color: #ffffec;" align="left" valign="top"> <p> </p> <p><strong>Wellington to Picton Timetable</strong></p> <p><em>Effective until 18 September 2011</em></p> <p> </p> <p>Depart Wellington&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Arrive Picton</p> <p>8.25am&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 11.35am</p> <p>2.40pm&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;5.50pm&nbsp;</p> <p><b>&nbsp;</b></p> <p><strong>Picton to Wellington Timetable</strong></p> <p><em>Effective until 18 September 2011</em></p> <p> </p> <p>Depart&nbsp;Picton&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Arrive Wellington</p> <p>10.30am&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1.40pm</p> <p>1.45pm&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 5.15pm</p> <p>6.40pm&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;9.40pm</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Wellington to Picton Timetable</strong></p> <p><em>Effective&nbsp;from 19 September 2011</em></p> <p> </p> <p>Depart Wellington&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Arrive Picton</p> <p>2.25am&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 5.35am</p> <p>8.25am&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 11.35am</p> <p>10.25am*&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;1.35pm*</p> <p>2.05pm&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 5.15pm</p> <p>6.25pm&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 9.25pm&nbsp;</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Picton to Wellington Timetable</strong></p> <p><em>Effective&nbsp;from 19 September 2011</em></p> <p> </p> <p>Depart&nbsp;Picton&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Arrive Wellington</p> <p>6.25am&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 9.35am</p> <p>10.05am&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1.15pm</p> <p>1.10pm&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.20pm</p> <p>2.25pm*&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;5.35pm*</p> <p>6.05pm&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 9.15pm</p> <p>10.25pm&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1.35am</p> <p> </p> <p>*Peak season only (approximate dates Mid December - January)</p> <p>All t<a></a>imes are subject to change, please check when booking.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="4" style="background-color: #ffffec;" align="left"> <p> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4"> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #808080;"><strong>Product:</strong></span><br /><span style="color: #808080;">Information displayed on these pages are representative of products and services available through ANZCRO. ANZCRO does not take responsibility for failure of any individual products or services to provide accurate information, or for the accuracy of photographs supplied by the product/service providers for use in these pages.</span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"> <table id="rooms_table" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="3"></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="3" style="background-color: #ffffec;" align="left" valign="top"> <div id="divContentPane1"> <p> </p> </div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4"></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"><br /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table></div> Sounds Air 2011-01-11T01:20:24+10:00 2011-01-11T01:20:24+10:00 http://nztravel.com.au/index.php/823s.html Administrator vanessa.carey@anzcro.com.au <div class="feed-description"><table cellpadding="5" border="0" id="product"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left" colspan="2" class="h3"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong>Sounds Air</strong></span></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" colspan="2" class="h3"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Sounds Air is a locally owned and operated airline based at Picton Airport, in the heart of Marlborough, New Zealand. Sounds Air links the North and South Islands between Wellington, Picton, Blenheim and Nelson and is ideal for those who are short of time, don't travel well by sea, or to add variety for those who have taken the ferry in one direction.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" rowspan="3" valign="top" class="td_left"> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span mce_style="font-size: small;" style="font-size: small;"><b>Help Notes</b></span> </span></p> <p>As flights are weather dependent, we highly recommend that you reconfirm your booking 24 hours prior.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Luggage</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For each passenger a free luggage allowance of 15kg is permitted on all flights. Additional luggage may be carried at a discretionary extra charge, applied to luggage 20kg or over, subject to space and weight availability. Maximum weight for any luggage item is 25kg, any weight over this will need to be repacked in to additional bags.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p><strong>Children</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Children under the age of two may not be allocated a seat. One child, under the age of two, may travel free if seated on the lap of an adult. Two children may not be seated on lap of one adult. Children 12 years and under pay the child fare.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>The Fleet</strong><br /><br />Cessna Caravan:<br />The Caravan is a late model turbo prop aircraft. It holds 13 passengers and has the capacity to hold large items of luggage, e.g., skis, water ski and surfboards. The Caravan is world renowned as a safe reliable aircraft. It offers a fast and comfortable flight, with full size airline style seating, it is high winged for maximum visibility, and all seats have great views. The Cessna Caravan is operated by instrument flight rules; this means we are able to fly in all weathers.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Cessna Stationair & Cessna Skyhawk:</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">These are six seat (ZK-ENT) and a four seat ZK-SAN) aircraft. They are the ideal plane for flying passengers and loads into the smaller airstrips and for scenic flights. All aircraft are high winged for maximum visibility and all seats are window seats.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br />The Pilots:</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Our pilots are highly experienced. All our pilots have a minimum 1000 flying hours and are comprehensively trained in operating their aircraft in all weather conditions. It is their desire to make your flight as safe and enjoyable as possible.</p> </td> <td align="left" rowspan="3" valign="top" class="td_right" style="width: 25%;"> <p mce_style="text-align: center;" style="text-align: center;"><a mce_href="images/stories/tranzscenic/tranz-scenic-map.jpg" href="images/stories/sounds-air/sounds-air.jpg" title="Sounds Air Flight" class="jcepopup"><img mce_style="border: 0px none;" mce_src="images/stories/tranzscenic/tranz-scenic-map.jpg" height="168" width="200" src="images/stories/sounds-air/sounds-air.jpg" alt="sounds-air" title="Waitomo Location Map" style="border: 0px none;" /></a><br mce_bogus="1" /></p> <p mce_style="text-align: center;" style="text-align: center;"><img mce_src="images/zoom.jpg" height="17" width="131" src="images/zoom.jpg" alt="Click to Zoom" border="0" title="Click to Zoom" /></p> <p> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"> <hr /> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" colspan="2" class="td_left"><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" colspan="2" class="td_left"> <table border="0" id="rooms_table" style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="3"> <table border="0" id="rooms_table" style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="3"> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #3399ff;" align="left" colspan="6" class="roomtypes" style="background-color: #3399ff;"><b><span mce_style="color: #ffffff;" style="color: #ffffff;">Wellington - Picton - Wellington Services</span></b></td> </tr> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" align="left" colspan="5" valign="top" style="background-color: #ffffec;"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span mce_style="text-decoration: underline;">Up to 8 return flights per day. With a flight time of just 25 minutes these flights are a great way to cross Cook Strait and offer stunning views of the Marlborough Sounds. Shuttle transfers available between Picton Airport and Picton Township.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span mce_style="text-decoration: underline;"> </span></p> <p><span mce_style="text-decoration: underline;" style="text-decoration: underline;"><b>Wellington - Picton Timetable</b></span></p> <p>Summer (Mid September - Mid April)</p> <p>7.45am - 8.10am (Monday - Saturday)</p> <p>9.15am - 9.40am (Daily)</p> <p>10.45am - 11.10am (Daily)</p> <p>12.15pm - 12.40pm (Daily)</p> <p>1.45pm - 2.10pm (Daily)</p> <p>3.15pm - 3.40pm (Daily)</p> <p>4.45pm - 5.10pm (Daily)</p> <p>6.15pm - 6.40pm (Friday & Sunday)</p> <p> </p> <p>Winter (Mid April - Mid September)</p> <p>7.45am - 8.10am (Monday - Saturday)</p> <p>9.15am - 9.40am (Daily)</p> <p>10.45am - 11.10am (Daily)</p> <p>12.15pm - 12.40pm (Daily)</p> <p>2.15pm - 2.40pm (Daily)</p> <p>4.00pm - 4.40pm (Daily)</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><b>Picton - Wellington Timetable</b></span></p> <p>Summer (Mid September - Mid April)<br />8.30am - 8.55am (Monday - Saturday)</p> <p>10.00am - 10.25am (Daily)</p> <p>11.30am - 11.55am (Daily)</p> <p>1.00pm - 1.25pm (Daily)</p> <p>2.30pm - 2.55pm (Daily)</p> <p>4.00pm - 4.25pm (Daily)</p> <p>5.30pm - 5.55pm (Daily)</p> <p>7.00pm - 7.25pm (Friday & Sunday)</p> <p> </p> <p>Winter (Mid April - Mid September)</p> <p>8.30am - 8.55am (Monday - Saturday)</p> <p>10.00am - 10.25am (Daily)</p> <p>11.30am - 11.55am (Daily)</p> <p>1.00pm - 1.25pm (Daily)</p> <p>3.00pm - 3.45pm (Daily)</p> <p>4.45pm - 5.10pm (Daily)</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" align="left" colspan="6" style="background-color: #ffffec;"></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="6"> <hr /> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"> <table border="0" id="rooms_table"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="3"> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #3399ff;" align="left" colspan="4" class="roomtypes" style="background-color: #3399ff;"><b><span mce_style="color: #ffffff;" style="color: #ffffff;">Wellington - Nelson - Wellington Services</span></b></td> </tr> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" align="left" colspan="3" valign="top" style="background-color: #ffffec;"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Up to 20 return flights per week. The 40 minute flight has great views of Wellington city and Tasman Bay and is the perfect way to access the attractions the regions have to offer. Our aim is to keep travel to and from the Capital affordable.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Wellington - Nelson Timetable</strong></span></p> <p>Year Round</p> <p>6.00am - 6.40am (Monday - Friday)</p> <p>12.30pm - 1.10pm (Friday & Sunday)</p> <p>12.45pm - 1.25pm (Monday & Wednesday)</p> <p>3.00pm - 3.40pm (Friday & Sunday)</p> <p>6.30pm - 6.55pm (Monday & Wednesday)</p> <p>7.00pm - 7.40pm (Friday & Sunday)</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Nelson - Wellington Timetable</strong></span></p> <p>Year Round</p> <p>7.00am - 7.50am (Monday - Saturday)</p> <p>1.30pm - 2.10pm (Friday & Sunday)</p> <p>1.45pm - 2.25pm (Monday & Wednesday)</p> <p>4.00pm - 4.40pm (Friday & Sunday)</p> <p>7.30pm - 7.55pm (Monday & Wednesday)</p> <p>8.00pm - 8.40pm (Friday & Sunday)</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" align="left" colspan="4" style="background-color: #ffffec;"></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4"> <hr /> </td> </tr> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #3399ff;" align="left" colspan="6" class="roomtypes" style="background-color: #3399ff;"><b><span mce_style="color: #ffffff;" style="color: #ffffff;">Wellington - Blenheim - Wellington Services</span></b></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <b></b></td> </tr> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" align="left" colspan="5" valign="top" style="background-color: #ffffec;"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span mce_style="text-decoration: underline;">Up to 12 return flights per week. The 25 minute flight is ideal for those wanting an early start to the day, with the return evening service 4 days a week allowing for same day leisure or business trips. Fantastic views of the famous Marlborough wine region, Cook Strait and Wellington.</span></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong></strong></span> </p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Wellington - Blenheim Timetable</strong></span></p> <p>Year Round</p> <p>6.00am - 6.25am (Monday - Friday)</p> <p>5.30pm - 5.55pm (Friday & Sunday)</p> <p>5.45pm - 6.10pm (Monday & Wednesday)</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Blenheim - Wellington Timetable</strong></span></p> <p>Year Round</p> <p>6.50am - 7.15am (Monday - Saturday)</p> <p>6.15pm - 6.40pm (Friday & Sunday)</p> <p>6.30pm - 6.55pm (Monday & Wednesday)</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"><span style="color: #808080;"><strong> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #808080;"><strong>Product:</strong></span><br /><span style="color: #808080;">Information displayed on these pages are representative of products and services available through ANZCRO. ANZCRO does not take responsibility for failure of any individual products or services to provide accurate information, or for the accuracy of photographs supplied by the product/service providers for use in these pages.</span></p> </strong></span></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"><br /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table></div> <div class="feed-description"><table cellpadding="5" border="0" id="product"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left" colspan="2" class="h3"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong>Sounds Air</strong></span></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" colspan="2" class="h3"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Sounds Air is a locally owned and operated airline based at Picton Airport, in the heart of Marlborough, New Zealand. Sounds Air links the North and South Islands between Wellington, Picton, Blenheim and Nelson and is ideal for those who are short of time, don't travel well by sea, or to add variety for those who have taken the ferry in one direction.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" rowspan="3" valign="top" class="td_left"> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span mce_style="font-size: small;" style="font-size: small;"><b>Help Notes</b></span> </span></p> <p>As flights are weather dependent, we highly recommend that you reconfirm your booking 24 hours prior.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Luggage</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For each passenger a free luggage allowance of 15kg is permitted on all flights. Additional luggage may be carried at a discretionary extra charge, applied to luggage 20kg or over, subject to space and weight availability. Maximum weight for any luggage item is 25kg, any weight over this will need to be repacked in to additional bags.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p><strong>Children</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Children under the age of two may not be allocated a seat. One child, under the age of two, may travel free if seated on the lap of an adult. Two children may not be seated on lap of one adult. Children 12 years and under pay the child fare.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>The Fleet</strong><br /><br />Cessna Caravan:<br />The Caravan is a late model turbo prop aircraft. It holds 13 passengers and has the capacity to hold large items of luggage, e.g., skis, water ski and surfboards. The Caravan is world renowned as a safe reliable aircraft. It offers a fast and comfortable flight, with full size airline style seating, it is high winged for maximum visibility, and all seats have great views. The Cessna Caravan is operated by instrument flight rules; this means we are able to fly in all weathers.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Cessna Stationair & Cessna Skyhawk:</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">These are six seat (ZK-ENT) and a four seat ZK-SAN) aircraft. They are the ideal plane for flying passengers and loads into the smaller airstrips and for scenic flights. All aircraft are high winged for maximum visibility and all seats are window seats.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br />The Pilots:</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Our pilots are highly experienced. All our pilots have a minimum 1000 flying hours and are comprehensively trained in operating their aircraft in all weather conditions. It is their desire to make your flight as safe and enjoyable as possible.</p> </td> <td align="left" rowspan="3" valign="top" class="td_right" style="width: 25%;"> <p mce_style="text-align: center;" style="text-align: center;"><a mce_href="images/stories/tranzscenic/tranz-scenic-map.jpg" href="images/stories/sounds-air/sounds-air.jpg" title="Sounds Air Flight" class="jcepopup"><img mce_style="border: 0px none;" mce_src="images/stories/tranzscenic/tranz-scenic-map.jpg" height="168" width="200" src="images/stories/sounds-air/sounds-air.jpg" alt="sounds-air" title="Waitomo Location Map" style="border: 0px none;" /></a><br mce_bogus="1" /></p> <p mce_style="text-align: center;" style="text-align: center;"><img mce_src="images/zoom.jpg" height="17" width="131" src="images/zoom.jpg" alt="Click to Zoom" border="0" title="Click to Zoom" /></p> <p> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"> <hr /> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" colspan="2" class="td_left"><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" colspan="2" class="td_left"> <table border="0" id="rooms_table" style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="3"> <table border="0" id="rooms_table" style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="3"> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #3399ff;" align="left" colspan="6" class="roomtypes" style="background-color: #3399ff;"><b><span mce_style="color: #ffffff;" style="color: #ffffff;">Wellington - Picton - Wellington Services</span></b></td> </tr> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" align="left" colspan="5" valign="top" style="background-color: #ffffec;"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span mce_style="text-decoration: underline;">Up to 8 return flights per day. With a flight time of just 25 minutes these flights are a great way to cross Cook Strait and offer stunning views of the Marlborough Sounds. Shuttle transfers available between Picton Airport and Picton Township.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span mce_style="text-decoration: underline;"> </span></p> <p><span mce_style="text-decoration: underline;" style="text-decoration: underline;"><b>Wellington - Picton Timetable</b></span></p> <p>Summer (Mid September - Mid April)</p> <p>7.45am - 8.10am (Monday - Saturday)</p> <p>9.15am - 9.40am (Daily)</p> <p>10.45am - 11.10am (Daily)</p> <p>12.15pm - 12.40pm (Daily)</p> <p>1.45pm - 2.10pm (Daily)</p> <p>3.15pm - 3.40pm (Daily)</p> <p>4.45pm - 5.10pm (Daily)</p> <p>6.15pm - 6.40pm (Friday & Sunday)</p> <p> </p> <p>Winter (Mid April - Mid September)</p> <p>7.45am - 8.10am (Monday - Saturday)</p> <p>9.15am - 9.40am (Daily)</p> <p>10.45am - 11.10am (Daily)</p> <p>12.15pm - 12.40pm (Daily)</p> <p>2.15pm - 2.40pm (Daily)</p> <p>4.00pm - 4.40pm (Daily)</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><b>Picton - Wellington Timetable</b></span></p> <p>Summer (Mid September - Mid April)<br />8.30am - 8.55am (Monday - Saturday)</p> <p>10.00am - 10.25am (Daily)</p> <p>11.30am - 11.55am (Daily)</p> <p>1.00pm - 1.25pm (Daily)</p> <p>2.30pm - 2.55pm (Daily)</p> <p>4.00pm - 4.25pm (Daily)</p> <p>5.30pm - 5.55pm (Daily)</p> <p>7.00pm - 7.25pm (Friday & Sunday)</p> <p> </p> <p>Winter (Mid April - Mid September)</p> <p>8.30am - 8.55am (Monday - Saturday)</p> <p>10.00am - 10.25am (Daily)</p> <p>11.30am - 11.55am (Daily)</p> <p>1.00pm - 1.25pm (Daily)</p> <p>3.00pm - 3.45pm (Daily)</p> <p>4.45pm - 5.10pm (Daily)</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" align="left" colspan="6" style="background-color: #ffffec;"></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="6"> <hr /> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"> <table border="0" id="rooms_table"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="3"> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #3399ff;" align="left" colspan="4" class="roomtypes" style="background-color: #3399ff;"><b><span mce_style="color: #ffffff;" style="color: #ffffff;">Wellington - Nelson - Wellington Services</span></b></td> </tr> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" align="left" colspan="3" valign="top" style="background-color: #ffffec;"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Up to 20 return flights per week. The 40 minute flight has great views of Wellington city and Tasman Bay and is the perfect way to access the attractions the regions have to offer. Our aim is to keep travel to and from the Capital affordable.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Wellington - Nelson Timetable</strong></span></p> <p>Year Round</p> <p>6.00am - 6.40am (Monday - Friday)</p> <p>12.30pm - 1.10pm (Friday & Sunday)</p> <p>12.45pm - 1.25pm (Monday & Wednesday)</p> <p>3.00pm - 3.40pm (Friday & Sunday)</p> <p>6.30pm - 6.55pm (Monday & Wednesday)</p> <p>7.00pm - 7.40pm (Friday & Sunday)</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Nelson - Wellington Timetable</strong></span></p> <p>Year Round</p> <p>7.00am - 7.50am (Monday - Saturday)</p> <p>1.30pm - 2.10pm (Friday & Sunday)</p> <p>1.45pm - 2.25pm (Monday & Wednesday)</p> <p>4.00pm - 4.40pm (Friday & Sunday)</p> <p>7.30pm - 7.55pm (Monday & Wednesday)</p> <p>8.00pm - 8.40pm (Friday & Sunday)</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" align="left" colspan="4" style="background-color: #ffffec;"></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4"> <hr /> </td> </tr> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #3399ff;" align="left" colspan="6" class="roomtypes" style="background-color: #3399ff;"><b><span mce_style="color: #ffffff;" style="color: #ffffff;">Wellington - Blenheim - Wellington Services</span></b></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <b></b></td> </tr> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" align="left" colspan="5" valign="top" style="background-color: #ffffec;"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span mce_style="text-decoration: underline;">Up to 12 return flights per week. The 25 minute flight is ideal for those wanting an early start to the day, with the return evening service 4 days a week allowing for same day leisure or business trips. Fantastic views of the famous Marlborough wine region, Cook Strait and Wellington.</span></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong></strong></span> </p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Wellington - Blenheim Timetable</strong></span></p> <p>Year Round</p> <p>6.00am - 6.25am (Monday - Friday)</p> <p>5.30pm - 5.55pm (Friday & Sunday)</p> <p>5.45pm - 6.10pm (Monday & Wednesday)</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Blenheim - Wellington Timetable</strong></span></p> <p>Year Round</p> <p>6.50am - 7.15am (Monday - Saturday)</p> <p>6.15pm - 6.40pm (Friday & Sunday)</p> <p>6.30pm - 6.55pm (Monday & Wednesday)</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"><span style="color: #808080;"><strong> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #808080;"><strong>Product:</strong></span><br /><span style="color: #808080;">Information displayed on these pages are representative of products and services available through ANZCRO. ANZCRO does not take responsibility for failure of any individual products or services to provide accurate information, or for the accuracy of photographs supplied by the product/service providers for use in these pages.</span></p> </strong></span></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"><br /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table></div> InterCity Group (NZ) Ltd 2011-01-11T01:13:20+10:00 2011-01-11T01:13:20+10:00 http://nztravel.com.au/index.php/200774s.html Administrator vanessa.carey@anzcro.com.au <div class="feed-description"><table id="product" border="0" cellpadding="5"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="2"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong>InterCity Group<br /></strong></span></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" class="h3" align="left"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Offering daily departures to over 60 destinations and covering all parts of the country with&nbsp;modern, spacious, comfortable and air conditioned coaches. InterCity offers you freedom, choice&nbsp;and flexibility at great value for money. Great Sights is the premium brand, utilising 5 star coaches with reclining seats on-board restroom facilities, individual reading lamps&nbsp;and on-board videos. Drivers also provide a full&nbsp;and informative commentary.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 75%;" valign="top"> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>{artsexylightbox singleImage="images/stories/intercity-coach/newmans_coach.jpg" path="images/stories/intercity-coach" previewHeight="130"}{/artsexylightbox}</td> <td>{artsexylightbox singleImage="images/stories/intercity-coach/intercity-at-wellington.jpg" path="images/stories/intercity-coach" previewHeight="130"}{/artsexylightbox}</td> <td>{artsexylightbox singleImage="images/stories/intercity-coach/newmans-south-island.jpg" path="images/stories/intercity-coach" previewHeight="130"}{/artsexylightbox}</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"><img alt="Click on the image above to open image gallery" src="images/imagegallery.jpg" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"> <p> </p> <p><b>Help Notes </b></p> <p>Please contact us for individual sector&nbsp;schedules and timetables.</p> <p>Children under 2 years not occupying a seat&nbsp;are free of charge.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> <td rowspan="3" class="td_right" style="width: 25%;" align="left" valign="top"> <p><a class="jcepopup" target="_self" title="Route Map" href="images/stories/intercity-coach/intercity-map.jpg"><img mce_src="images/products/freedom-mobility-rentals/freedom-mobility-vehicle-scenic.jpg" mce_style="border: 0px none;" src="images/stories/intercity-coach/intercity-map.jpg" alt="Route Map" title="InterCity/Newmans Route Map" width="200" /></a><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" alt="Click image to zoom" src="images/zoom.jpg" /></p> <ul> </ul> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="background-color: #ffffff; width: 210px;" valign="top"></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="td_left" align="left" valign="top"></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" class="td_left"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><b> </b></p> <hr /> <b> Frequently Asked Questions</b> <p> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><b>Can I request a seat?</b></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In order to ensure InterCity can always offer the most competitive fares, seats are not pre allocated and passengers may select their own seat when they board the vehicle.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><b>Can I take a bike?</b><br />Yes, but subject to space availability on the day of travel. There will be an extra charge of NZ$10.00 per bike per sector (rate subject to change), paid direct to the driver.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><b>If I miss the coach, can I use my ticket to get on the next coach?</b></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Your ticket is valid for the service booked and for the date the ticket is valid for. If you miss the service your ticket is valid for your ticket will be non refundable and non transferable.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /><b>Is there a toilet on board?</b><br />InterCity services stop regularly for toilet breaks however do not have toilets on-board. Some Newmans services do have a toilet on-board.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /><b>Can I eat on the coach?</b><br />Bottled water and snacks are allowed however hot food and drinks are not for safety reasons.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><b>Will you drop me off at my accommodation? </b><br />While we don't drop you right at the door of your accommodation, most stops in major cities are within close proximity to all the main backpackers and hotels.</p> <p><b><br />Luggage</b></p> <ul> <li style="text-align: justify;">Luggage Allowance - up to two pieces per person weighing a maximum of&nbsp;25kg each per person </li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Extra&nbsp;luggage may be carried&nbsp;subject to space available at a cost of&nbsp;NZ$10.00 per item per sector payable to the driver.&nbsp; Please note&nbsp;we cannot guarantee carriage of extra luggage on any specific travel date or service. </li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Please label luggage to your final destination, as we cannot accept responsibility for unlabelled luggage</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Chilly bins, boxes and bags carrying food and frozen goods will not be accepted for transportation</li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;"><b>Carry on Items</b></p> <ul style="text-align: justify;"> <li>For safety reasons each customer is limited to one item (max 5kg)</li> <li>If you are travelling with a baby you may take a collapsible pushchair or carrycot and one extra piece of luggage</li> <li>Handbags, umbrellas, walking sticks and other aids are permitted</li> <li>As we are a passenger service, we do not carry freight or unaccompanied luggage</li> <li>Chilly bins, boxes and bags carrying food and frozen goods will not be accepted for transportation</li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;"><b>Passenger Ability</b></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Passengers travelling on InterCity and Newmans services must be able to stand unaided when assisted by the driver. Passengers who require somebody to lift them on and off the coach must arrange for this assistance at pick up and drop off points. Drivers are not permitted to participate in carrying of passengers.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="roomtypes" style="background-color: #3399ff;" align="left"> <p><b><span style="color: #ffffff;">Flexi Pass</span><br /></b></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" style="background-color: #ffffec;" align="left"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Travel like a local on New Zealand's largest national network. flexipass gives you all the freedom of the InterCity Coachlines national network, with over 100 daily services, to more than 700 towns, cities&nbsp;and communities nationwide!<br /><br /></p> It's the trusted network for over a million kiwi's each year and a great way to meet other independent travellers just like you.&nbsp;&nbsp; <ul> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br />You have the flexibility to jump on and off wherever and whenever you please and you can book and/or change your travel up to 2 hours before departure without incurring penalties, plus passes are valid for 12 months from the date of activation. If you have hours left you can sell on your pass with no penalties.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" style="background-color: #ffffec;" align="left"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>KEY POINTS</strong><br />* Travel in any direction on New Zealand's biggest coach network including the Interislander Ferry between Picton and Wellington<br />* Flexible bus travel - get on and off as you please <br />* Works just like a pre-paid phone card and the more hours you buy the better the value <br />* Ideal for independent travelers, backpackers and NZ students <br /><br /><strong>TERMS &amp; CONDITIONS</strong></p> <ul> <li>Flexipasses are valid for 12 months from date of purchase.</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Passes can also be booked through a booking agent. And passengers can book 2 hours prior to travel on coach services.</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Flexipass is non-refundable once activated.</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">InterCity does not issue any refunds on unused hours.</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Activation will occur when any travel reservation is made against the pass. There are no exceptions to this.</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Multiple passengers on a single flexipass: If you have more than one person on a single travel pass then you must travel together throughout your journey. If you intend to travel as a group and need to travel on different dates please purchase individual flexipasses for each person travelling. A NZ$50 admin fee will be charged if you wish to split a pass once purchased.&nbsp;</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">No hotel pick ups and drop off available for pass holders.</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">You must make your own bookings, either through our free-calling number 0800 222 146 or online at least 12 hours prior to travel time. Interislander ferry bookings must be made at least 26hrs in advance.&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">For your own security, trips cannot be booked without a password (this is the ANZCRO Booking Reference), so please make sure you have it handy when you book. </li> <li style="text-align: justify;">If you are cancelling a journey, you will receive a full credit of hours for the trip booked provided at least 2 hours notice is given prior to departure.</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Pass holders may travel on either InterCity, Newmans Coach Lines and Great Sights New Zealand&nbsp;networks in any direction but travelling on the same service more than once in the same day is not permitted.</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Travel with Great Sights New Zealand applies to coach only. Entrance fees to attractions and services extras such as Milford Cruise can be purchased at the time of booking.</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Activated flexipasses may be&nbsp;topped up at any time in increments of 1 hour. <br />Note: Top up hours are valid only within the existing life of the pass, they do not extend the life of the pass.</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Flexipass is valid for travel on InterCity, Newmans and GreatSights New Zealand (excluding hotel pickups) operated services only. InterCity makes no guarantee of access to services operated by private operators (services not operated by InterCity, Newmans or GreatSights New Zealand) for flexipass holders.&nbsp;<br /><br />Note: InterCity Group highly recommends that all pass holders carry adequate travel insurance to ensure no loss should they be unable to travel after their pass has been activated.</li> <p> </p> <p>Once activated (meaning a sector is booked in), validity begins and a 100% cancellation charge is applicable.</p> </ul> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" style="background-color: #ffffec;" align="left"> <hr /> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #808080;"><strong>Product:</strong></span><br /><span style="color: #808080;">Information displayed on these pages are representative of products and services available through ANZCRO. ANZCRO does not take responsibility for failure of any individual products or services to provide accurate information, or for the accuracy of photographs supplied by the product/service providers for use in these pages.</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" class="td_left" align="left"><br /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table></div> <div class="feed-description"><table id="product" border="0" cellpadding="5"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="2"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong>InterCity Group<br /></strong></span></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" class="h3" align="left"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Offering daily departures to over 60 destinations and covering all parts of the country with&nbsp;modern, spacious, comfortable and air conditioned coaches. InterCity offers you freedom, choice&nbsp;and flexibility at great value for money. Great Sights is the premium brand, utilising 5 star coaches with reclining seats on-board restroom facilities, individual reading lamps&nbsp;and on-board videos. Drivers also provide a full&nbsp;and informative commentary.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 75%;" valign="top"> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>{artsexylightbox singleImage="images/stories/intercity-coach/newmans_coach.jpg" path="images/stories/intercity-coach" previewHeight="130"}{/artsexylightbox}</td> <td>{artsexylightbox singleImage="images/stories/intercity-coach/intercity-at-wellington.jpg" path="images/stories/intercity-coach" previewHeight="130"}{/artsexylightbox}</td> <td>{artsexylightbox singleImage="images/stories/intercity-coach/newmans-south-island.jpg" path="images/stories/intercity-coach" previewHeight="130"}{/artsexylightbox}</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"><img alt="Click on the image above to open image gallery" src="images/imagegallery.jpg" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"> <p> </p> <p><b>Help Notes </b></p> <p>Please contact us for individual sector&nbsp;schedules and timetables.</p> <p>Children under 2 years not occupying a seat&nbsp;are free of charge.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> <td rowspan="3" class="td_right" style="width: 25%;" align="left" valign="top"> <p><a class="jcepopup" target="_self" title="Route Map" href="images/stories/intercity-coach/intercity-map.jpg"><img mce_src="images/products/freedom-mobility-rentals/freedom-mobility-vehicle-scenic.jpg" mce_style="border: 0px none;" src="images/stories/intercity-coach/intercity-map.jpg" alt="Route Map" title="InterCity/Newmans Route Map" width="200" /></a><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" alt="Click image to zoom" src="images/zoom.jpg" /></p> <ul> </ul> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="background-color: #ffffff; width: 210px;" valign="top"></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="td_left" align="left" valign="top"></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" class="td_left"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><b> </b></p> <hr /> <b> Frequently Asked Questions</b> <p> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><b>Can I request a seat?</b></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In order to ensure InterCity can always offer the most competitive fares, seats are not pre allocated and passengers may select their own seat when they board the vehicle.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><b>Can I take a bike?</b><br />Yes, but subject to space availability on the day of travel. There will be an extra charge of NZ$10.00 per bike per sector (rate subject to change), paid direct to the driver.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><b>If I miss the coach, can I use my ticket to get on the next coach?</b></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Your ticket is valid for the service booked and for the date the ticket is valid for. If you miss the service your ticket is valid for your ticket will be non refundable and non transferable.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /><b>Is there a toilet on board?</b><br />InterCity services stop regularly for toilet breaks however do not have toilets on-board. Some Newmans services do have a toilet on-board.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /><b>Can I eat on the coach?</b><br />Bottled water and snacks are allowed however hot food and drinks are not for safety reasons.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><b>Will you drop me off at my accommodation? </b><br />While we don't drop you right at the door of your accommodation, most stops in major cities are within close proximity to all the main backpackers and hotels.</p> <p><b><br />Luggage</b></p> <ul> <li style="text-align: justify;">Luggage Allowance - up to two pieces per person weighing a maximum of&nbsp;25kg each per person </li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Extra&nbsp;luggage may be carried&nbsp;subject to space available at a cost of&nbsp;NZ$10.00 per item per sector payable to the driver.&nbsp; Please note&nbsp;we cannot guarantee carriage of extra luggage on any specific travel date or service. </li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Please label luggage to your final destination, as we cannot accept responsibility for unlabelled luggage</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Chilly bins, boxes and bags carrying food and frozen goods will not be accepted for transportation</li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;"><b>Carry on Items</b></p> <ul style="text-align: justify;"> <li>For safety reasons each customer is limited to one item (max 5kg)</li> <li>If you are travelling with a baby you may take a collapsible pushchair or carrycot and one extra piece of luggage</li> <li>Handbags, umbrellas, walking sticks and other aids are permitted</li> <li>As we are a passenger service, we do not carry freight or unaccompanied luggage</li> <li>Chilly bins, boxes and bags carrying food and frozen goods will not be accepted for transportation</li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;"><b>Passenger Ability</b></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Passengers travelling on InterCity and Newmans services must be able to stand unaided when assisted by the driver. Passengers who require somebody to lift them on and off the coach must arrange for this assistance at pick up and drop off points. Drivers are not permitted to participate in carrying of passengers.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="3" class="roomtypes" style="background-color: #3399ff;" align="left"> <p><b><span style="color: #ffffff;">Flexi Pass</span><br /></b></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" style="background-color: #ffffec;" align="left"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Travel like a local on New Zealand's largest national network. flexipass gives you all the freedom of the InterCity Coachlines national network, with over 100 daily services, to more than 700 towns, cities&nbsp;and communities nationwide!<br /><br /></p> It's the trusted network for over a million kiwi's each year and a great way to meet other independent travellers just like you.&nbsp;&nbsp; <ul> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br />You have the flexibility to jump on and off wherever and whenever you please and you can book and/or change your travel up to 2 hours before departure without incurring penalties, plus passes are valid for 12 months from the date of activation. If you have hours left you can sell on your pass with no penalties.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" style="background-color: #ffffec;" align="left"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>KEY POINTS</strong><br />* Travel in any direction on New Zealand's biggest coach network including the Interislander Ferry between Picton and Wellington<br />* Flexible bus travel - get on and off as you please <br />* Works just like a pre-paid phone card and the more hours you buy the better the value <br />* Ideal for independent travelers, backpackers and NZ students <br /><br /><strong>TERMS &amp; CONDITIONS</strong></p> <ul> <li>Flexipasses are valid for 12 months from date of purchase.</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Passes can also be booked through a booking agent. And passengers can book 2 hours prior to travel on coach services.</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Flexipass is non-refundable once activated.</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">InterCity does not issue any refunds on unused hours.</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Activation will occur when any travel reservation is made against the pass. There are no exceptions to this.</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Multiple passengers on a single flexipass: If you have more than one person on a single travel pass then you must travel together throughout your journey. If you intend to travel as a group and need to travel on different dates please purchase individual flexipasses for each person travelling. A NZ$50 admin fee will be charged if you wish to split a pass once purchased.&nbsp;</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">No hotel pick ups and drop off available for pass holders.</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">You must make your own bookings, either through our free-calling number 0800 222 146 or online at least 12 hours prior to travel time. Interislander ferry bookings must be made at least 26hrs in advance.&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">For your own security, trips cannot be booked without a password (this is the ANZCRO Booking Reference), so please make sure you have it handy when you book. </li> <li style="text-align: justify;">If you are cancelling a journey, you will receive a full credit of hours for the trip booked provided at least 2 hours notice is given prior to departure.</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Pass holders may travel on either InterCity, Newmans Coach Lines and Great Sights New Zealand&nbsp;networks in any direction but travelling on the same service more than once in the same day is not permitted.</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Travel with Great Sights New Zealand applies to coach only. Entrance fees to attractions and services extras such as Milford Cruise can be purchased at the time of booking.</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Activated flexipasses may be&nbsp;topped up at any time in increments of 1 hour. <br />Note: Top up hours are valid only within the existing life of the pass, they do not extend the life of the pass.</li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Flexipass is valid for travel on InterCity, Newmans and GreatSights New Zealand (excluding hotel pickups) operated services only. InterCity makes no guarantee of access to services operated by private operators (services not operated by InterCity, Newmans or GreatSights New Zealand) for flexipass holders.&nbsp;<br /><br />Note: InterCity Group highly recommends that all pass holders carry adequate travel insurance to ensure no loss should they be unable to travel after their pass has been activated.</li> <p> </p> <p>Once activated (meaning a sector is booked in), validity begins and a 100% cancellation charge is applicable.</p> </ul> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3" style="background-color: #ffffec;" align="left"> <hr /> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #808080;"><strong>Product:</strong></span><br /><span style="color: #808080;">Information displayed on these pages are representative of products and services available through ANZCRO. ANZCRO does not take responsibility for failure of any individual products or services to provide accurate information, or for the accuracy of photographs supplied by the product/service providers for use in these pages.</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" class="td_left" align="left"><br /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table></div> Tourism Transport Ltd - Super Shuttle 2011-01-11T01:12:42+10:00 2011-01-11T01:12:42+10:00 http://nztravel.com.au/index.php/666s.html Administrator vanessa.carey@anzcro.com.au <div class="feed-description"><table cellpadding="5" border="0" id="product"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left" colspan="2" valign="top" class="h3"><strong><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Super Shuttle</span></strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" valign="top" class="h3" style="text-align: justify;">Super Shuttle's airport transfer service operates 24 hours a day and is New Zealand's leading airport ground transportation system. They provide a personable and reliable door-to-door transfer service that is convenient and very cost effective. The fleet of 11 seater mini coaches are all equipped with luggage trailers that can accommodate full international sized luggage requirements. Super Shuttle is also delighted to offer Custom Transfers - a business class chauffeured service, available nationwide. The Custom Transfers luxury sedan or mini coach service includes 'meet and greet' services for all airport pickups and transfers.</td> <td><a href="images/stories/super-shuttle/super-shuttle.jpg" class="jcepopup"><span mce_style="text-decoration: underline;" style="text-decoration: underline;"><b><img height="96" width="300" src="images/stories/super-shuttle/super-shuttle.jpg" alt="super-shuttle" style="margin-left: 5px; float: left;" /></b></span></a><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" colspan="2" valign="top" class="td_left"> <p><b>Help Notes:</b></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For Airport Transfers luggage limit is 2 suitcases per person, extra pieces and larger pieces such as Surfboards, Bicycles and Skis/Snowboards may be charged for direct. Super Shuttle do not have specific child seats available but children can use their seatbelts OR if a client wishes to provide their own car seat they can do so.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Types of Transfers Available:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Super Shuttle Transfers</span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Super Shuttle drivers will pick you up or drop you off at your doorstep, whether it’s home, a hotel or the office. They’ll even help you with your luggage.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Super Shuttles operate to and from New Zealand's largest airports 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our fleet serves the airports in Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Hawkes Bay, Tauranga, Wellington, Nelson, Blenhiem, Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown and Invercargill.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Exclusive Van Charter</span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Exclusive Van Charters are available for up to a maximum of 11 people and included a meet and greet on arrival.</p> <p> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #808080;"><strong>Product:</strong></span><br /><span style="color: #808080;">Information displayed on these pages are representative of products and services available through ANZCRO. ANZCRO does not take responsibility for failure of any individual products or services to provide accurate information, or for the accuracy of photographs supplied by the product/service providers for use in these pages.</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" colspan="2" class="td_left"></td> </tr> </tbody> </table></div> <div class="feed-description"><table cellpadding="5" border="0" id="product"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left" colspan="2" valign="top" class="h3"><strong><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Super Shuttle</span></strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" valign="top" class="h3" style="text-align: justify;">Super Shuttle's airport transfer service operates 24 hours a day and is New Zealand's leading airport ground transportation system. They provide a personable and reliable door-to-door transfer service that is convenient and very cost effective. The fleet of 11 seater mini coaches are all equipped with luggage trailers that can accommodate full international sized luggage requirements. Super Shuttle is also delighted to offer Custom Transfers - a business class chauffeured service, available nationwide. The Custom Transfers luxury sedan or mini coach service includes 'meet and greet' services for all airport pickups and transfers.</td> <td><a href="images/stories/super-shuttle/super-shuttle.jpg" class="jcepopup"><span mce_style="text-decoration: underline;" style="text-decoration: underline;"><b><img height="96" width="300" src="images/stories/super-shuttle/super-shuttle.jpg" alt="super-shuttle" style="margin-left: 5px; float: left;" /></b></span></a><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" colspan="2" valign="top" class="td_left"> <p><b>Help Notes:</b></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For Airport Transfers luggage limit is 2 suitcases per person, extra pieces and larger pieces such as Surfboards, Bicycles and Skis/Snowboards may be charged for direct. Super Shuttle do not have specific child seats available but children can use their seatbelts OR if a client wishes to provide their own car seat they can do so.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Types of Transfers Available:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Super Shuttle Transfers</span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Super Shuttle drivers will pick you up or drop you off at your doorstep, whether it’s home, a hotel or the office. They’ll even help you with your luggage.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Super Shuttles operate to and from New Zealand's largest airports 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our fleet serves the airports in Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Hawkes Bay, Tauranga, Wellington, Nelson, Blenhiem, Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown and Invercargill.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Exclusive Van Charter</span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Exclusive Van Charters are available for up to a maximum of 11 people and included a meet and greet on arrival.</p> <p> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #808080;"><strong>Product:</strong></span><br /><span style="color: #808080;">Information displayed on these pages are representative of products and services available through ANZCRO. ANZCRO does not take responsibility for failure of any individual products or services to provide accurate information, or for the accuracy of photographs supplied by the product/service providers for use in these pages.</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" colspan="2" class="td_left"></td> </tr> </tbody> </table></div> Tourism Transport Ltd - Custom Transfer 2011-01-11T01:12:42+10:00 2011-01-11T01:12:42+10:00 http://nztravel.com.au/index.php/3789s.html Administrator vanessa.carey@anzcro.com.au <div class="feed-description"><table cellpadding="5" border="0" id="product"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left" colspan="2" valign="top" class="h3"><strong><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Custom Transfers</span></strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" valign="top" class="h3" style="text-align: justify;">Super Shuttle's airport transfer service operates 24 hours a day and is New Zealand's leading airport ground transportation system. They provide a personable and reliable door-to-door transfer service that is convenient and very cost effective. The fleet of 11 seater mini coaches are all equipped with luggage trailers that can accommodate full international sized luggage requirements. Super Shuttle is also delighted to offer Custom Transfers - a business class chauffeured service, available nationwide. The Custom Transfers luxury sedan or mini coach service includes 'meet and greet' services for all airport pickups and transfers.</td> <td><a href="images/stories/super-shuttle/super-shuttle.jpg" class="jcepopup"><span mce_style="text-decoration: underline;" style="text-decoration: underline;"><b><img height="96" width="300" src="images/stories/super-shuttle/super-shuttle.jpg" alt="super-shuttle" style="margin-left: 5px; float: left;" /></b></span></a><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" colspan="2" valign="top" class="td_left"> <p><b>Help Notes:</b></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For Airport Transfers luggage limit is 2 suitcases per person, extra pieces and larger pieces such as Surfboards, Bicycles and Skis/Snowboards may be charged for direct. Super Shuttle do not have specific child seats available but children can use their seatbelts OR if a client wishes to provide their own car seat they can do so.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Custom Transfers</span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Custom Transfers is Super Shuttle’s business class chauffeured service, available nationwide. The Custom Transfers luxury sedan or mini coach service includes ‘meet and greet’ services for all airport pickups and transfers.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The fleet consists of all late model luxury vehicles offering up to 11 passenger seats. They all have customised interiors and are fitted with air conditioning, tinted glass and airline style seating. Luggage is stowed either in an internal compartment or for additional requirements such as international luggage or golf clubs we also utilise a purpose designed utility luggage trailer. Each vehicle is fitted with a professional PA system for use by the client if required. In-vehicle video/TV facilities are available on request.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #808080;"><strong> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> </strong></span><span style="color: #808080;"><strong>Product:</strong></span><br /><span style="color: #808080;">Information displayed on these pages are representative of products and services available through ANZCRO. ANZCRO does not take responsibility for failure of any individual products or services to provide accurate information, or for the accuracy of photographs supplied by the product/service providers for use in these pages.</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" colspan="2" class="td_left"></td> </tr> </tbody> </table></div> <div class="feed-description"><table cellpadding="5" border="0" id="product"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left" colspan="2" valign="top" class="h3"><strong><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Custom Transfers</span></strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" valign="top" class="h3" style="text-align: justify;">Super Shuttle's airport transfer service operates 24 hours a day and is New Zealand's leading airport ground transportation system. They provide a personable and reliable door-to-door transfer service that is convenient and very cost effective. The fleet of 11 seater mini coaches are all equipped with luggage trailers that can accommodate full international sized luggage requirements. Super Shuttle is also delighted to offer Custom Transfers - a business class chauffeured service, available nationwide. The Custom Transfers luxury sedan or mini coach service includes 'meet and greet' services for all airport pickups and transfers.</td> <td><a href="images/stories/super-shuttle/super-shuttle.jpg" class="jcepopup"><span mce_style="text-decoration: underline;" style="text-decoration: underline;"><b><img height="96" width="300" src="images/stories/super-shuttle/super-shuttle.jpg" alt="super-shuttle" style="margin-left: 5px; float: left;" /></b></span></a><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" colspan="2" valign="top" class="td_left"> <p><b>Help Notes:</b></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For Airport Transfers luggage limit is 2 suitcases per person, extra pieces and larger pieces such as Surfboards, Bicycles and Skis/Snowboards may be charged for direct. Super Shuttle do not have specific child seats available but children can use their seatbelts OR if a client wishes to provide their own car seat they can do so.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Custom Transfers</span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Custom Transfers is Super Shuttle’s business class chauffeured service, available nationwide. The Custom Transfers luxury sedan or mini coach service includes ‘meet and greet’ services for all airport pickups and transfers.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The fleet consists of all late model luxury vehicles offering up to 11 passenger seats. They all have customised interiors and are fitted with air conditioning, tinted glass and airline style seating. Luggage is stowed either in an internal compartment or for additional requirements such as international luggage or golf clubs we also utilise a purpose designed utility luggage trailer. Each vehicle is fitted with a professional PA system for use by the client if required. In-vehicle video/TV facilities are available on request.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #808080;"><strong> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> </strong></span><span style="color: #808080;"><strong>Product:</strong></span><br /><span style="color: #808080;">Information displayed on these pages are representative of products and services available through ANZCRO. ANZCRO does not take responsibility for failure of any individual products or services to provide accurate information, or for the accuracy of photographs supplied by the product/service providers for use in these pages.</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" colspan="2" class="td_left"></td> </tr> </tbody> </table></div> Wanaka ConneXions - Transfers 2011-01-11T01:12:42+10:00 2011-01-11T01:12:42+10:00 http://nztravel.com.au/index.php/206318.html Administrator vanessa.carey@anzcro.com.au <div class="feed-description"><table cellpadding="5" border="0" id="product"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left" colspan="2" valign="top" class="h3"><strong><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Transfers</span></strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" valign="top" class="h3" style="text-align: justify;"> <p>Wanaka ConneXions - the "best" passenger transport company in the Southern Lakes, Canterbury and Otago regions!!!</p> <p><br />Look for the bus with the Big Red X!</p> <p> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Wanaka Connexions operates multiple scheduled daily bus services from Wanaka to Queenstown and return, including Queenstown Airport. We also operate daily services&nbsp;to Dunedin and Dunedin Airport from both Wanaka and Queenstown, with stops, on request, at all key towns en route.</p> </td> <td><a href="images/products/wanaka-connexions/lineuplg.jpg" title="Fleet Lineup" class="jcepopup"><span mce_style="text-decoration: underline;" style="text-decoration: underline;"><b><img height="167" width="303" src="images/products/wanaka-connexions/lineuplg.jpg" alt="wanaka-connexions" style="float: left; margin-left: 5px;" /></b></span></a><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" colspan="2" valign="top" class="td_left"> <p>Standard departures and setdown locations:</p> <ul> <li>Queenstown: at the Station (cnr Camp &amp; Shotover Streets) </li> <li>Wanaka: I-Site</li> <li>Dunedin: Railway Station&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p><b>Help Notes:</b></p> <ul> <li>Please note that Wanaka ConneXions do not offer hotel pick ups or drop offs for Dunedin </li> <li>For large sports equipment such as bikes or excess baggage,&nbsp;an additional $10 per item applies</li> <li>Connexions also provides a freight service along main routes</li> </ul> <p>Please c<a></a>ontact reservations for&nbsp;prices and departure&nbsp;information.&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #808080;"><strong> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> </strong></span><span style="color: #808080;"><strong>Product:</strong></span><br /><span style="color: #808080;">Information displayed on these pages are representative of products and services available through ANZCRO. ANZCRO does not take responsibility for failure of any individual products or services to provide accurate information, or for the accuracy of photographs supplied by the product/service providers for use in these pages.</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" colspan="2" class="td_left"></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <div class="mcePaste" id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden; top: 0px; left: -10000px;"></div></div> <div class="feed-description"><table cellpadding="5" border="0" id="product"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left" colspan="2" valign="top" class="h3"><strong><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Transfers</span></strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" valign="top" class="h3" style="text-align: justify;"> <p>Wanaka ConneXions - the "best" passenger transport company in the Southern Lakes, Canterbury and Otago regions!!!</p> <p><br />Look for the bus with the Big Red X!</p> <p> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Wanaka Connexions operates multiple scheduled daily bus services from Wanaka to Queenstown and return, including Queenstown Airport. We also operate daily services&nbsp;to Dunedin and Dunedin Airport from both Wanaka and Queenstown, with stops, on request, at all key towns en route.</p> </td> <td><a href="images/products/wanaka-connexions/lineuplg.jpg" title="Fleet Lineup" class="jcepopup"><span mce_style="text-decoration: underline;" style="text-decoration: underline;"><b><img height="167" width="303" src="images/products/wanaka-connexions/lineuplg.jpg" alt="wanaka-connexions" style="float: left; margin-left: 5px;" /></b></span></a><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" colspan="2" valign="top" class="td_left"> <p>Standard departures and setdown locations:</p> <ul> <li>Queenstown: at the Station (cnr Camp &amp; Shotover Streets) </li> <li>Wanaka: I-Site</li> <li>Dunedin: Railway Station&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p><b>Help Notes:</b></p> <ul> <li>Please note that Wanaka ConneXions do not offer hotel pick ups or drop offs for Dunedin </li> <li>For large sports equipment such as bikes or excess baggage,&nbsp;an additional $10 per item applies</li> <li>Connexions also provides a freight service along main routes</li> </ul> <p>Please c<a></a>ontact reservations for&nbsp;prices and departure&nbsp;information.&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #808080;"><strong> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> </strong></span><span style="color: #808080;"><strong>Product:</strong></span><br /><span style="color: #808080;">Information displayed on these pages are representative of products and services available through ANZCRO. ANZCRO does not take responsibility for failure of any individual products or services to provide accurate information, or for the accuracy of photographs supplied by the product/service providers for use in these pages.</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" colspan="2" class="td_left"></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <div class="mcePaste" id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden; top: 0px; left: -10000px;"></div></div> Tranz Scenic 2011-01-11T01:12:20+10:00 2011-01-11T01:12:20+10:00 http://nztravel.com.au/index.php/578s.html Administrator vanessa.carey@anzcro.com.au <div class="feed-description"><table id="product" border="0" cellpadding="5"> <tbody> <tr> <td><strong><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Tranz Scenic</span></strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="h3" colspan="2" align="left"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Discover New Zealand and the true beauty of rail travel with Tranz Scenic’s unique train journeys. New Zealand's only passenger rail company combines world famous scenic train travel with quality facilities and comfort.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="td_left" align="left" valign="top"> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>{artsexylightbox singleImage="images/stories/tranzscenic/tranzscenic-services-onboard-service.jpg" path="images/stories/tranzscenic" previewWidth="200"}{/artsexylightbox}</td> <td>{artsexylightbox singleImage="images/stories/tranzscenic/tranzscenic-services-open-air-carriage.jpg" path="images/stories/tranzscenic" previewWidth="200"}{/artsexylightbox}</td> <td>{artsexylightbox singleImage="images/stories/tranzscenic/tranzscenic-services-seating.jpg" path="images/stories/tranzscenic" previewHeight="130"}{/artsexylightbox}</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <img src="images/imagegallery.jpg" alt="Click on the above images to open the Image Gallery" /></td> <td class="td_right" style="width: 25%;" rowspan="3" align="left" valign="top"> <p style="text-align: center;"><a class="jcepopup" title="Tranz Scenic Rail Map" href="images/stories/tranzscenic/map/tranz-scenic-map.jpg"><img style="border: 0px;" title="Waitomo Location Map" src="images/stories/tranzscenic/map/tranz-scenic-map.jpg" alt="tranz-scenic-map" width="200" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img title="Click to Zoom" src="images/zoom.jpg" alt="Click to Zoom" width="131" height="17" border="0" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="td_left" align="left" valign="top"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Help Notes</strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">All Tranz Scenic trains are designated 'non smoking' services.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A range of light meals, refreshments and bar service are available for purchase on all trains.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Timetables shown are subject to change without notification. The train may depart intermediate stations earlier if all booked passengers are onboard. Passengers are advised to be at all stations at least 20 minutes before the time shown.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Luggage</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Tranz Scenic advises passengers to insure all baggage and personal items. Please remember to attach labels with your contact details at your destination.<br /><br />Checked Baggage Allowance: 2 items per person, maximum weight 20 kg per item. Size must be no more than 200 linear cm (height plus length plus width).<br /><br />Baggage between 20-30kg: we require your assistance in loading and unloading your bag from the baggage van or you can repack into bags provided to meet the 20kg per item limit.<br /><br />Baggage over 30kg: will not be accepted, your baggage will need to be repacked into bags provided to meet the 20kg per item limit.<br /><br />Extra Baggage (eg surfboard, bicycles) will be carried only if space is available at a cost of NZ$10 per item per service. Hazardous or offensive items will be rejected at check-in. Hand Baggage, which is obstructing passenger areas, will be moved to the baggage van.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Disabled Facilities</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ramps to assist passengers to board trains are available on all services if pre-advised. Some conventional wheelchairs may be too wide to fit through the doors of the carriage and down aisles. Passengers will be transferred to a Tranz Scenic wheelchair, their wheelchair will be stowed in the luggage van and they must be lifted into a seat on-board.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><hr /></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="td_left" colspan="2" align="left"><strong>Available Rail Journeys</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="td_left" colspan="2" align="left"> <table id="rooms_table" style="width: 100%;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="3"> <table id="rooms_table" style="width: 100%;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="3"> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="roomtypes" style="background-color: #3399ff;" colspan="5" align="left"> <p><strong><span style="color: #ffffff;">The TranzAlpine Train</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="color: #ffffff;">Departing Christchurch&nbsp;and Greymouth&nbsp;</span></strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="background-color: #ffffec; width: 115px; text-align: center;" align="left" valign="top">{artsexylightbox singleImage="images/stories/tranzscenic/tranzalpine/tranzalpine_map.jpg" path="images/stories/tranzscenic/tranzalpine" previewWidth="200"}{/artsexylightbox}&nbsp; <br /><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="images/open-gallery.jpg" alt="Click to open image gallery above" /></td> <td style="background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="3" align="left" valign="top"> <p style="text-align: justify;">The TranzAlpine scenic train journey travels between Christchurch and Greymouth, from one coast of New Zealand to the other. From your carriage you’ll see the fields of the Canterbury Plains and farmland, followed by the spectacular gorges and river valleys of the Waimakariri River. Your train then climbs into the Southern Alps before descending through lush beech rain forest to the West Coast town of Greymouth – a great base for visits to Punakaiki and the always popular glaciers.<br /><br />The TranzAlpine journey is an ideal weekend getaway or honeymoon vacation highlight. All carriages include both one way seating and tabled group seating allowing you to experience the amazing views while enjoying the company of other passengers on-board. An open air viewing carriage allows you to get even closer to the stunning scenery and provides many opportunities to photograph your favourite spots. There’s a lot to look forward to!<br /><br />Our train journey sets off from Christchurch - New Zealand's largest city on the South Island. The trip is 223.8 kilometres long and takes just four and a half hours. There are 19 tunnels, and 4 viaducts, the highest being the Staircase standing at 73 metres.<br /><br /></p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">TIMETABLE</span></strong></p> <p>Departs Christchurch - 8.15am, Arrives Greymouth - 12.45pm</p> <p>Departs Greymouth -&nbsp;1.45pm, Arrives Christchurch 6.05pm</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="5" align="left"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="5"><hr /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3">&nbsp; <table id="rooms_table" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="3"> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="roomtypes" style="background-color: #3399ff;" colspan="5" align="left"> <p><strong><span style="color: #ffffff;">The Northern Explorer Train</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="color: #ffffff;">Departing&nbsp;Auckland&nbsp;and Wellington&nbsp;</span></strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="background-color: #ffffec;" align="left" valign="top"> <p>{artsexylightbox singleImage="images/stories/tranzscenic/overlander/overlander_map.jpg" path="images/stories/tranzscenic/overlander" previewWidth="200"}{/artsexylightbox}&nbsp;</p> <p><img class="center" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="images/open-gallery.jpg" alt="Click to open image gallery above" /></p> </td> <td style="background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="3" align="left" valign="top"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span>The&nbsp;Northern Explorer is a journey through the heart of the North Island, travelling between Auckland - New Zealand's largest city and home of the Sky Tower, to Wellington - New Zealand's arts and culture capital. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br />Along the way you pass the Central North Island ski towns of National Park and Ohakune, popular with young and old alike. You also see fantastic views of New Zealand farmland, the volcanic plateau, Mount Ruapehu, the world famous Raurimu Spiral, and stunning river gorges - all from our panoramic windows or open air viewing decks allowing you the best possible views. <br /><br />All carriages feature large panoramic windows giving sweeping views of the magnificent North Island. The Observation carriage includes a mix of seating including lounge style seating. The lounge style seating is arranged at the very rear of this glass backed carriage enabling you to enjoy a totally unique Overlander experience.</p> <p><br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">TIMETABLE</span></strong></p> <p>Departs Auckland - 7.50am, Arrives Wellington - 6.25am on a Monday, Thursday and Saturday excluding Wednesday</p> <p>Departs Wellington - 7.55am, Arrives Auckland - 6.50pm on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday excluding Wednesday</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Please note: Timetable operates from Monday 25 June 2012 to 30 September 2013&nbsp;excluding Christmas Day.<em>&nbsp;</em></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="5" align="left"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="5"><hr /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="roomtypes" style="background-color: #3399ff;" colspan="5" align="left"> <p><strong><span style="color: #ffffff;">The Coastal Pacific Train</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="color: #ffffff;">Departing Christchurch&nbsp;and Picton<em>&nbsp;</em></span></strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="background-color: #ffffec;" align="left" valign="top"> <p>{artsexylightbox singleImage="images/stories/tranzscenic/tranzcoastal/transcoastal_map.jpg" path="images/stories/tranzscenic/tranzcoastal" previewWidth="200"}{/artsexylightbox}<strong><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="images/open-gallery.jpg" alt="Click to open image gallery above" /></strong></p> </td> <td style="text-align: justify; background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="3" align="left" valign="top"> <p><span>The Coastal Pacific train journey travels between the delightful port of Picton and Christchurch, the South Island’s largest city. This journey is a scenic feast of New Zealand, with the Kaikoura mountain ranges on one side of your train and the rugged Pacific Ocean coastline on the other. Along the way you pass though the village of Kaikoura, where, if you're touring New Zealand, you can break your journey to take in the whale watching or dare to get closer and swim with the dolphins. <br /><br />Travel through some of New Zealand’s finest horticultural and farmland areas, and see amazing wildlife such as dolphins, seals and penguins from the comfort of your train carriage. <br /><br />One of the world's most scenic train journeys, the Coastal Pacific travels through 22 tunnels and crosses 175 bridges. As on the TranzAlpine, the Coastal Pacific includes an open air viewing carriage where all your senses are awakened with the clean, fresh, sea air.&nbsp;<br /><br /></span></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>TIMETABLE</strong></span></p> <p>Departs Christchurch - 7.00am, Arrives Picton - 12.15pm<br />Departs Picton - 1.00pm, Arrives - 6.25pm</p> <p>The Coastal Pacific will not operate over the winter months beginning Monday 6 May 2013.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="5" align="left"></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="5"><hr /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="roomtypes" style="background-color: #3399ff;" colspan="4" align="left"><strong><span style="color: #ffffff;">The Scenic Rail Pass&nbsp;</span></strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="3" align="left" valign="top"> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Scenic Rail Pass is an easy to use, great value pass allowing you to travel around New Zealand on the Tranz Scenic rail network at your own pace. The pass is designed for independent travellers who want to experience a rail vacation or get the best out of their holidays to New Zealand and experience the true beauty and benefits of train travel.<br /><br />You can choose your own route, stop when you like, and travel as many times as you wish within the validity of this flexible pass - hop on and off our tourist trains where and when you wish. <br /><br />The Scenic Rail Pass provides you with genuine savings off the standard adult fare, so the more you travel the better the value.</p> <p>• Save money - the more you travel the more you save <br />• No extra/hidden costs <br />• You can go anywhere on the Tranz Scenic Network <br />• Travel by rail at your own pace - there is no set itinerary to follow <br />• Choose your own route - backtracking is okay<br />• One pass/document for all your travel - no extra paperwork to carry around <br />• Tollfree telephone reservations <br />• Travel on world renowned Tranz Scenic railway services complete with breathtaking scenery and quality on-board facilities&nbsp;<br />• Flexibility! No need to book your train travel in advance – although we recommend you do where possible so as not to be disappointed. <br />• Fixed term pass options available&nbsp;for&nbsp;7, 14 and 21 days&nbsp;with unlimited travel on long distance&nbsp;train services, as well as the interislander ferry.</p> <p>• New Flexi pass option now also available</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>From the Overlander to the award winning TranzAlpine (considered one of the great scenic railway journeys of the world), your train is sleek, comfortable, and relaxing. All Tranz Scenic trains include an open air viewing area.<br /><br />Our carriages are carpeted, centrally heated and air-conditioned, so you can sit back and enjoy the view from your panoramic window. All trains are licensed and include a buffet carriage where you can purchase a wide selection of light meals and snacks.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4"><hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #808080;"><strong>Product:</strong></span><br /><span style="color: #808080;">Information displayed on these pages are representative of products and services available through ANZCRO. ANZCRO does not take responsibility for failure of any individual products or services to provide accurate information, or for the accuracy of photographs supplied by the product/service providers for use in these pages.</span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table></div> <div class="feed-description"><table id="product" border="0" cellpadding="5"> <tbody> <tr> <td><strong><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Tranz Scenic</span></strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="h3" colspan="2" align="left"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Discover New Zealand and the true beauty of rail travel with Tranz Scenic’s unique train journeys. New Zealand's only passenger rail company combines world famous scenic train travel with quality facilities and comfort.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="td_left" align="left" valign="top"> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>{artsexylightbox singleImage="images/stories/tranzscenic/tranzscenic-services-onboard-service.jpg" path="images/stories/tranzscenic" previewWidth="200"}{/artsexylightbox}</td> <td>{artsexylightbox singleImage="images/stories/tranzscenic/tranzscenic-services-open-air-carriage.jpg" path="images/stories/tranzscenic" previewWidth="200"}{/artsexylightbox}</td> <td>{artsexylightbox singleImage="images/stories/tranzscenic/tranzscenic-services-seating.jpg" path="images/stories/tranzscenic" previewHeight="130"}{/artsexylightbox}</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <img src="images/imagegallery.jpg" alt="Click on the above images to open the Image Gallery" /></td> <td class="td_right" style="width: 25%;" rowspan="3" align="left" valign="top"> <p style="text-align: center;"><a class="jcepopup" title="Tranz Scenic Rail Map" href="images/stories/tranzscenic/map/tranz-scenic-map.jpg"><img style="border: 0px;" title="Waitomo Location Map" src="images/stories/tranzscenic/map/tranz-scenic-map.jpg" alt="tranz-scenic-map" width="200" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img title="Click to Zoom" src="images/zoom.jpg" alt="Click to Zoom" width="131" height="17" border="0" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="td_left" align="left" valign="top"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Help Notes</strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">All Tranz Scenic trains are designated 'non smoking' services.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A range of light meals, refreshments and bar service are available for purchase on all trains.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Timetables shown are subject to change without notification. The train may depart intermediate stations earlier if all booked passengers are onboard. Passengers are advised to be at all stations at least 20 minutes before the time shown.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Luggage</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Tranz Scenic advises passengers to insure all baggage and personal items. Please remember to attach labels with your contact details at your destination.<br /><br />Checked Baggage Allowance: 2 items per person, maximum weight 20 kg per item. Size must be no more than 200 linear cm (height plus length plus width).<br /><br />Baggage between 20-30kg: we require your assistance in loading and unloading your bag from the baggage van or you can repack into bags provided to meet the 20kg per item limit.<br /><br />Baggage over 30kg: will not be accepted, your baggage will need to be repacked into bags provided to meet the 20kg per item limit.<br /><br />Extra Baggage (eg surfboard, bicycles) will be carried only if space is available at a cost of NZ$10 per item per service. Hazardous or offensive items will be rejected at check-in. Hand Baggage, which is obstructing passenger areas, will be moved to the baggage van.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Disabled Facilities</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ramps to assist passengers to board trains are available on all services if pre-advised. Some conventional wheelchairs may be too wide to fit through the doors of the carriage and down aisles. Passengers will be transferred to a Tranz Scenic wheelchair, their wheelchair will be stowed in the luggage van and they must be lifted into a seat on-board.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><hr /></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="td_left" colspan="2" align="left"><strong>Available Rail Journeys</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="td_left" colspan="2" align="left"> <table id="rooms_table" style="width: 100%;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="3"> <table id="rooms_table" style="width: 100%;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="3"> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="roomtypes" style="background-color: #3399ff;" colspan="5" align="left"> <p><strong><span style="color: #ffffff;">The TranzAlpine Train</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="color: #ffffff;">Departing Christchurch&nbsp;and Greymouth&nbsp;</span></strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="background-color: #ffffec; width: 115px; text-align: center;" align="left" valign="top">{artsexylightbox singleImage="images/stories/tranzscenic/tranzalpine/tranzalpine_map.jpg" path="images/stories/tranzscenic/tranzalpine" previewWidth="200"}{/artsexylightbox}&nbsp; <br /><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="images/open-gallery.jpg" alt="Click to open image gallery above" /></td> <td style="background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="3" align="left" valign="top"> <p style="text-align: justify;">The TranzAlpine scenic train journey travels between Christchurch and Greymouth, from one coast of New Zealand to the other. From your carriage you’ll see the fields of the Canterbury Plains and farmland, followed by the spectacular gorges and river valleys of the Waimakariri River. Your train then climbs into the Southern Alps before descending through lush beech rain forest to the West Coast town of Greymouth – a great base for visits to Punakaiki and the always popular glaciers.<br /><br />The TranzAlpine journey is an ideal weekend getaway or honeymoon vacation highlight. All carriages include both one way seating and tabled group seating allowing you to experience the amazing views while enjoying the company of other passengers on-board. An open air viewing carriage allows you to get even closer to the stunning scenery and provides many opportunities to photograph your favourite spots. There’s a lot to look forward to!<br /><br />Our train journey sets off from Christchurch - New Zealand's largest city on the South Island. The trip is 223.8 kilometres long and takes just four and a half hours. There are 19 tunnels, and 4 viaducts, the highest being the Staircase standing at 73 metres.<br /><br /></p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">TIMETABLE</span></strong></p> <p>Departs Christchurch - 8.15am, Arrives Greymouth - 12.45pm</p> <p>Departs Greymouth -&nbsp;1.45pm, Arrives Christchurch 6.05pm</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="5" align="left"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="5"><hr /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3">&nbsp; <table id="rooms_table" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="3"> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="roomtypes" style="background-color: #3399ff;" colspan="5" align="left"> <p><strong><span style="color: #ffffff;">The Northern Explorer Train</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="color: #ffffff;">Departing&nbsp;Auckland&nbsp;and Wellington&nbsp;</span></strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="background-color: #ffffec;" align="left" valign="top"> <p>{artsexylightbox singleImage="images/stories/tranzscenic/overlander/overlander_map.jpg" path="images/stories/tranzscenic/overlander" previewWidth="200"}{/artsexylightbox}&nbsp;</p> <p><img class="center" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="images/open-gallery.jpg" alt="Click to open image gallery above" /></p> </td> <td style="background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="3" align="left" valign="top"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span>The&nbsp;Northern Explorer is a journey through the heart of the North Island, travelling between Auckland - New Zealand's largest city and home of the Sky Tower, to Wellington - New Zealand's arts and culture capital. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br />Along the way you pass the Central North Island ski towns of National Park and Ohakune, popular with young and old alike. You also see fantastic views of New Zealand farmland, the volcanic plateau, Mount Ruapehu, the world famous Raurimu Spiral, and stunning river gorges - all from our panoramic windows or open air viewing decks allowing you the best possible views. <br /><br />All carriages feature large panoramic windows giving sweeping views of the magnificent North Island. The Observation carriage includes a mix of seating including lounge style seating. The lounge style seating is arranged at the very rear of this glass backed carriage enabling you to enjoy a totally unique Overlander experience.</p> <p><br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">TIMETABLE</span></strong></p> <p>Departs Auckland - 7.50am, Arrives Wellington - 6.25am on a Monday, Thursday and Saturday excluding Wednesday</p> <p>Departs Wellington - 7.55am, Arrives Auckland - 6.50pm on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday excluding Wednesday</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Please note: Timetable operates from Monday 25 June 2012 to 30 September 2013&nbsp;excluding Christmas Day.<em>&nbsp;</em></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="5" align="left"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="5"><hr /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="roomtypes" style="background-color: #3399ff;" colspan="5" align="left"> <p><strong><span style="color: #ffffff;">The Coastal Pacific Train</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="color: #ffffff;">Departing Christchurch&nbsp;and Picton<em>&nbsp;</em></span></strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="background-color: #ffffec;" align="left" valign="top"> <p>{artsexylightbox singleImage="images/stories/tranzscenic/tranzcoastal/transcoastal_map.jpg" path="images/stories/tranzscenic/tranzcoastal" previewWidth="200"}{/artsexylightbox}<strong><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="images/open-gallery.jpg" alt="Click to open image gallery above" /></strong></p> </td> <td style="text-align: justify; background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="3" align="left" valign="top"> <p><span>The Coastal Pacific train journey travels between the delightful port of Picton and Christchurch, the South Island’s largest city. This journey is a scenic feast of New Zealand, with the Kaikoura mountain ranges on one side of your train and the rugged Pacific Ocean coastline on the other. Along the way you pass though the village of Kaikoura, where, if you're touring New Zealand, you can break your journey to take in the whale watching or dare to get closer and swim with the dolphins. <br /><br />Travel through some of New Zealand’s finest horticultural and farmland areas, and see amazing wildlife such as dolphins, seals and penguins from the comfort of your train carriage. <br /><br />One of the world's most scenic train journeys, the Coastal Pacific travels through 22 tunnels and crosses 175 bridges. As on the TranzAlpine, the Coastal Pacific includes an open air viewing carriage where all your senses are awakened with the clean, fresh, sea air.&nbsp;<br /><br /></span></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>TIMETABLE</strong></span></p> <p>Departs Christchurch - 7.00am, Arrives Picton - 12.15pm<br />Departs Picton - 1.00pm, Arrives - 6.25pm</p> <p>The Coastal Pacific will not operate over the winter months beginning Monday 6 May 2013.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="5" align="left"></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="5"><hr /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="roomtypes" style="background-color: #3399ff;" colspan="4" align="left"><strong><span style="color: #ffffff;">The Scenic Rail Pass&nbsp;</span></strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="3" align="left" valign="top"> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Scenic Rail Pass is an easy to use, great value pass allowing you to travel around New Zealand on the Tranz Scenic rail network at your own pace. The pass is designed for independent travellers who want to experience a rail vacation or get the best out of their holidays to New Zealand and experience the true beauty and benefits of train travel.<br /><br />You can choose your own route, stop when you like, and travel as many times as you wish within the validity of this flexible pass - hop on and off our tourist trains where and when you wish. <br /><br />The Scenic Rail Pass provides you with genuine savings off the standard adult fare, so the more you travel the better the value.</p> <p>• Save money - the more you travel the more you save <br />• No extra/hidden costs <br />• You can go anywhere on the Tranz Scenic Network <br />• Travel by rail at your own pace - there is no set itinerary to follow <br />• Choose your own route - backtracking is okay<br />• One pass/document for all your travel - no extra paperwork to carry around <br />• Tollfree telephone reservations <br />• Travel on world renowned Tranz Scenic railway services complete with breathtaking scenery and quality on-board facilities&nbsp;<br />• Flexibility! No need to book your train travel in advance – although we recommend you do where possible so as not to be disappointed. <br />• Fixed term pass options available&nbsp;for&nbsp;7, 14 and 21 days&nbsp;with unlimited travel on long distance&nbsp;train services, as well as the interislander ferry.</p> <p>• New Flexi pass option now also available</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>From the Overlander to the award winning TranzAlpine (considered one of the great scenic railway journeys of the world), your train is sleek, comfortable, and relaxing. All Tranz Scenic trains include an open air viewing area.<br /><br />Our carriages are carpeted, centrally heated and air-conditioned, so you can sit back and enjoy the view from your panoramic window. All trains are licensed and include a buffet carriage where you can purchase a wide selection of light meals and snacks.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4"><hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #808080;"><strong>Product:</strong></span><br /><span style="color: #808080;">Information displayed on these pages are representative of products and services available through ANZCRO. ANZCRO does not take responsibility for failure of any individual products or services to provide accurate information, or for the accuracy of photographs supplied by the product/service providers for use in these pages.</span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table></div>