The Coastal Pacific

Picton - Christchurch

  • Journey name: Picton - Christchurch  
  • 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:

2016 : July - September , October - December 2017 : January - March , April - June

Journey Dates:

  • Operates Daily between 23 September 2016 to 30 April 2017  

Places Covered:

Christchurch, Blenheim, Kaikora, Picton

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Price - Click here


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