Journey Name: Picton - Christchurch  |  Journey Duration: Scenic Day Trips
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 :
July - September
October - December
January - March
April - June
Journey Dates :
Operates Daily between 23 September 2016 to 30 April 2017  
Places Covered:
Christchurch, Blenheim, Kaikora, Picton
Day to Day Itinerary:


Picton depart

1.00 pm

Blenheim depart

1.33 pm

Seddon depart

2.02 pm

Kaikoura depart

3.28 pm

Mina depart

4.37 pm

Waipara depart

5.30 pm

Rangiora depart

5.57 pm

Christchurch arrive

Price per Adult: NZD 199
Price per Child: NZD 139

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