Coastal Pacific *Bus Replacement* 19th April to 23rd April 

We regret to inform you that the Coastal Pacific Train service between 19th and 23rd April 2014 will be replaced by a bus service. This service change is due to landslips caused by the adverse weather conditions which have made the coastal rail track impassable.  Passengers wishing to cancel will receive a full refund. Please contact or 0800 250 000 from 9am to 5pm for questions about this service change. Thank you.

Experience the capital

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Come to the coolest little capital in the world, in one of the coolest ways possible.

Wellington is known for its funky bars and lively restaurants, its glistening waterfront, the many marvels of Te Papa... the list goes on. And what better way to get there and experience it all, than on the all-new Northern Explorer train. We’ve even arranged accommodation for you at Rydges Hotel - just a stone’s throw from Wellington Railway Station, right in the vibrant heart of the city.

Whether you want to travel to and from Wellington by train or make your own arrangements to get home, we have a package option to suit. Simply click the menu to the right to pick your perfect capital get-away.

Capital Break

From $489  (two adults, 1 night share twin)

Ex Auckland, 1 September 2012 – 30 September 2014

  • Travel to Wellington one way, on the all-new Northern Explorer service
  • Accommodation and breakfast at Rydges Hotel
  • Book up to four nights accommodation at Rydges Hotel
  • Breakfast included

Capital Weekend Break

From $1,185 (two adults, 3 nights share twin)

Ex Auckland, 1 September 2012 – 30 September 2014

  • Return travel to Wellington on the all-new Northern Explorer service
  • 3 nights accommodation and breakfast at Rydges Hotel
  • Departs Auckland Thursdays and Saturdays

Capital Weekend Break

Package departs Auckland on Thursday and Saturday  
Depart Auckland Station 7.50 am
Arrive Wellington Station 6.25 pm
Three nights accommodation at Rydges Wellington incl. breakfast  
Return to Wellington Station 7.35 am
Train Departs 7.55 am
Arrive Auckland Station 6.45 pm