Exchange Rates

The exchange rates published are the “Buy TT” rates from our bank (Westpac NZ), as these are the relevant rates for buying a foreign currency. Note that there is a discrepancy between this rate and the “Sell TT” rate, which is often mistakenly quoted by some agents.

This rate is valid for a period of 7 days from the time the invoice is sent out.

Please Note: There is small incremental buffer included to counter any fluctuations within the time period before payment is made.

NZD rates: USD 0.635 0.625

$40m Investment for Tranz Alpine

$40m Investment for Tranz Alpine

Dec 20, 2018    Kelly Leonard
$40m Investment for Tranz Alpine

Following the recent announcement from the New Zealand government on the Coastal Pacific Train Journey, KiwiRail is pleased to also pleased to advise the additional $40 million investment for the TranzAlpine. This will enable an additional two carriages, premium for TranzAlpine, platform upgrades for Addington, Arthurs Pass and Greymouth, in addition to what was announced for Coastal Pacific.

This development will take a few years but will continue to update you as we receive updated information.

KiwiRail Scenic Train Journeys Updates: Please note KiwiRail have some dates coming up where Block of Lines will affect some services.  Please see list below:

  • TranzAlpine: 07 APRIL 2019 - Full cancellation, no bus replacement
  • Northern Explorer:  25-26 AUGUST 2019 - Full cancellation, no bus replacement