Coastal Pacific

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Experience breath-taking views of the South Island as you travel to Blenheim on the Coastal Pacific Scenic train. Travelling between Christchurch and Picton for an extended summer season, this memorable journey stops at Blenheim and the renowned whale watching town of Kaikōura. Along 98 kilometres of ruggedly beautiful coastline you’ll get astonishingly close to the surging Pacific Ocean and steeply rising Kaikōura Ranges. Sit back, relax and enjoy spectacular views through our panoramic windows. Our spacious carriages mean you’ll have plenty of room to move. Connect to the stories of our land by tuning into our GPS triggered audio commentary which narrates facts and stories about the places outside your window. With a wide selection of food and drink available from our licensed café carriage, why not enjoy a local brew or glass of bubbles as you watch it all go by. Make your journey even more special with Scenic Plus dining experience, an experience bringing you fresh food, captivating commentary, great hosting and spectacular views, all delivered to your seat while you ease back and enjoy the journey. With freshly prepared food inspired by the fields that glide past your window and regional wines to match, you'll be immersed in the flavours of our land. As you admire the views and savour the flavours, our hosts will recount the stories and histories of the surrounds. Combined with the Interislander ferry, Coastal Pacific is the best way to see the South Island.
  • Our Scenic Class carriages are designed to make everyone feel comfortable. So if you are travelling on our Northern Explorer
  • Coastal Pacific or TranzAlpine trains with a wheelchair
  • powerchair or mobility scooter
  • then you can sit in one of our specially designed wheelchair spaces in the spacious and convenient Scenic Cafe carriage.
As products/offers may change without notice please contact this business for any queries related to their compliance with New Zealand’s Health and Safety and regulatory requirements.
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