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post Oct 17 2011, 06:49 AM
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I will be traveling to NZ next January and intend to take the Interisland ferry from Picton to Wellington. Two years ago, I took the Intercity bus from Kaikoura to Picton. The bus dropped us off directly outside the ferry terminal, which was great. But I'm thinking of taking the train, this time, from Kaikoura to Picton. Is it far to walk from the train station in Picton to the ferry terminal, with a heavy rucksack?
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post Oct 20 2011, 04:25 PM
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I will be traveling to NZ next January and intend to take the Interisland ferry from Picton to Wellington. Two years ago, I took the Intercity bus from Kaikoura to Picton. The bus dropped us off directly outside the ferry terminal, which was great. But I'm thinking of taking the train, this time, from Kaikoura to Picton. Is it far to walk from the train station in Picton to the ferry terminal, with a heavy rucksack?


The train come in right beside the ferry terminal.....
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post Oct 21 2011, 06:25 AM
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QUOTE(flyingbat @ Oct 17 2011, 06:49 AM) *

I will be traveling to NZ next January and intend to take the Interisland ferry from Picton to Wellington. Two years ago, I took the Intercity bus from Kaikoura to Picton. The bus dropped us off directly outside the ferry terminal, which was great. But I'm thinking of taking the train, this time, from Kaikoura to Picton. Is it far to walk from the train station in Picton to the ferry terminal, with a heavy rucksack?


The train come in right beside the ferry terminal.....


Thank you very much for this information. I have traveled from Kaikoura to Picton before, with Intercity buses but part of that road is very windy, with hairpin bends on it and I'm not the best of travelers on a bus. I get motion sickness quite easily, so therefore that's why I'm thinking of taking the train, even though it's more expensive. I'll be buying a Flexipass for Intercity buses but there are one or two trains that I want to take also. Can I ask another question please? On my way from Wellington to Auckland, I intend to take the train too but need a good hostel that I can stay in, in Auckland. Is there any that you could recommend? The train arrives into Auckland at about 7.20pm, so would like not to have to travel too far to get to the hostel, on my own, at that time of the evening. The next morning I'll be getting the bus to Paihia, so I'll only need one night.
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post Oct 21 2011, 04:14 PM
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Yeah the train station in Picton is just across the road - I think they even have a painted line on the road for you to follow to it just incase you miss it! hahaha

Hostel wise there aren't that many good options in Auckland - if you want something close to the Britomart station where the train pulls in try the Nomads on Fort Street, not Fat Camel but the other one, if you want something closer to where your bus leaves in the morning - which I'm guessing is at Sky City, thats where it used to be anyway. Then I'd stay at Base.

Either way there will be a walk or a taxi ride at some point.

I hope this helps
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QUOTE(flyingbat @ Oct 17 2011, 06:49 AM) *

I will be traveling to NZ next January and intend to take the Interisland ferry from Picton to Wellington. Two years ago, I took the Intercity bus from Kaikoura to Picton. The bus dropped us off directly outside the ferry terminal, which was great. But I'm thinking of taking the train, this time, from Kaikoura to Picton. Is it far to walk from the train station in Picton to the ferry terminal, with a heavy rucksack?


The train come in right beside the ferry terminal.....


Thank you very much for this information. I have traveled from Kaikoura to Picton before, with Intercity buses but part of that road is very windy, with hairpin bends on it and I'm not the best of travelers on a bus. I get motion sickness quite easily, so therefore that's why I'm thinking of taking the train, even though it's more expensive. I'll be buying a Flexipass for Intercity buses but there are one or two trains that I want to take also. Can I ask another question please? On my way from Wellington to Auckland, I intend to take the train too but need a good hostel that I can stay in, in Auckland. Is there any that you could recommend? The train arrives into Auckland at about 7.20pm, so would like not to have to travel too far to get to the hostel, on my own, at that time of the evening. The next morning I'll be getting the bus to Paihia, so I'll only need one night.


Thank you very much for your help and tips. I appreciate it. I'll look them up on Google and check them out. The last time I stayed in a hostel in Auckland, it wasn't very nice, so I thought I'd ask someone who knows Auckland better than me.
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