Interislander Service Update
Following the Interislander Aratere’s removal from service, there are some changes to the Interislander sailing schedule.
From now until the 11th January 2014, the Kaitaki will depart Wellington at 9.00am, connecting with the southbound Coastal Pacific train. The Kaitaki will depart Picton at 1.45pm for passengers travelling northbound to Wellington.
From the 12th January – 31st March 2014, the Kaitaki will depart Wellington at 9.00am, connecting with the southbound Coastal Pacific train. The Kaitaki will depart Picton at 2.00pm for passengers travelling northbound to Wellington.
Please note that despite scheduling changes, all Interislander sailings will still connect with the Coastal Pacific train. Bags will be through-checked as per usual. For passengers bound for Christchurch, please make your way promptly to Picton train station to make your train connection south, food and beverages are available on board the train.
View the full Interislander ferry timetable here.
The Coastal Pacific train and Sounds Air Throughfares are not impacted, and are still available for booking. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause, please contact our call centre if you require any assistance 0800 TRAINS.
The wildly beautiful way to get from Wellington to Christchurch and Kaikoura
Combine an epic Coastal Pacific journey, right alongside soaring mountains and dramatic coastline between Christchurch or Kaikoura and Picton, with what is described as one of the most spectacular three hour cruises in the world.
Linking with the north-bound or south-bound Coastal Pacific at Picton, the iconic Interislander experience takes you through the magnificent waterways of the picturesque Marlborough sounds, across Cook Strait to the Capital.
For more information on the Interislander ferries please visit the Interislander website.
Coastal Pacific timetable
|Christchurch - Picton||Picton - Christchurch|
|Christchurch depart||7.00 am||Picton depart||1.00 pm|
|Rangiora depart||7.28 am||Blenheim depart||1.33 pm|
|Waipara depart||7.56 am||Seddon depart||2.02 pm|
|Mina depart||8.45 am||Kaikoura depart||3.28 pm|
|Kaikoura depart||9.54 am||Mina depart||4.37 pm|
|Seddon depart||11.18 am||Waipara depart||5.30 pm|
|Blenheim depart||11.46 am||Rangiora depart||5.57 pm|
|Picton arrive||12.13 pm||Christchurch arrive||6.21 pm|
Our weekday commuter service between Palmerston North & the capital city, Wellington.
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