TranzAlpine Slip Update - Track is now Open !

We are pleased to advise that remedial work on the Omoto Slip has been completed and the TranzAlpine is now operating to Greymouth & return.

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Scenic Essential Pass

Scenic Essential Pass

  • Scenic Essential Pass consists of a 3 Day in 1 Month New Zealand Travel Rail Pass and a 15 Hour Intercity Bus/Coach/Ferry Pass. Includes Ferry between North and South Islands.

  • Scenic Essential Pass can be used to travel north to south or south to north.

  • Scenic Essential Pass is suited for the independent traveller, families or small groups, who are travelling together on the same routes, to the same destinations.

  • Reservations for train, bus/coach & ferry services are compulsory and should be made as soon as possible to avoid dissapointment and no later than 48 Hours prior to travel date.

  • Reservations can be made by contacting the New Zealand Travel Team

  • RailBus Scenic Passes are valid for travel between 27 September 2019 - 30 March 2020 

  • All prices are per person as each traveller needs his or her own pass

Travel Itineraries

Scenic Essential Pass

3 Train Days

15 Bus Hours

  • Adult: NZ$897.00
  • Child: NZ$667.00

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Fare Type
Pass Validity
RailBus Pass (Scenic Essential Pass)
27 Sep 2019 to 01 Mar 2020