Journey Name: Christchurch - Picton  |  Journey Duration: Scenic Day Trips
 
Overview:
Alongside mountains and seas, this memorable journey between Chistchurch and Picton stops at Blenheim and the renowned whale watching town of Kaikoura. Along 98 kilometres of ruggedly beautiful coastline you’ll get astonishingly close to the surging Pacific Ocean and the Kaikoura Ranges. You’ll also travel through beautiful wine growing regions, across broad, braided rivers and the rich patchwork farming landscape of the Canterbury Plains.
 
Train Departure Schedule :
2016
July - September
October - December
2017
January - March
April - June
 
 
Journey Dates :
Operates Daily from  23 September 2016 to 30 April 2017 
 
Places Covered:
Christchurch, Blenheim, Kaikoura, Picton
 
Day to Day Itinerary:

CHRISTCHURCH - PICTON

Christchurch depart

7.00 am

Rangiora depart

7.28 am

Waipara depart

7.56 am

Mina depart

8.45 am

Kaikoura depart

9.54 am

Seddon depart

11.18 am

Blenheim depart

11.46 am

Picton arrive

12.13 pm

 
Price:
2016
Price per Adult: NZD 199
Price per Child: NZD 139
 
Inclusions:
Rail fare only. No meals included
 
Route Map
 
  • The journey is a scenic feast of New Zealand
  • Pass though the village of Kaikoura where you can go whale watching
  • Swim with the dolphins
  • Centrally air conditioned carriages with wide panoramic windows