Discover the great train journeys of New Zealand with Coastal Pacific

If you are looking for an authentic Coastal Pacific train adventure, look no further than Great Journeys New Zealand.

Embark on a remarkable adventure through the heart of New Zealand’s natural beauty as you step aboard the Coastal Pacific train. This iconic railway journey is a feast for the senses, taking you on an unforgettable ride along the picturesque Pacific coast between Picton and Christchurch.

Prepare to be enchanted as you traverse rugged coastlines, revealing stunning vistas of untouched beaches framed by majestic mountains and the vast expanse of the ocean. It’s a timeless voyage through landscapes of awe-inspiring beauty that will leave you breathless.

Explore the world-renowned Kaikōura Coastline

One of the highlights of this journey is the chance to explore the world-renowned Kaikōura Coastline. Famous for its abundant marine life and thrilling whale-watching opportunities, Kaikōura will captivate your senses with its unique charm.

As you continue your voyage, you’ll meander through the vineyards of Blenheim, where you can indulge in New Zealand’s finest wines in Marlborough’s world-famous vineyards. Savour the rich flavours of this premium crop as you soak in the vineyard’s enchanting atmosphere.

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Discover the cliffs of Oaro on the Kaikōura coastline © Great Journeys New Zealand

Garden City of Christchurch

The Coastal Pacific train also immerses you in the idyllic Canterbury countryside, leading you to the Garden City of Christchurch. This charming city boasts historic elegance and modern vibrancy, making it the perfect destination to conclude your journey. Choose from two equally captivating directions: embark on your adventure from Christchurch to Picton or from Picton to Christchurch. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to explore a range of enchanting destinations, including Picton, Blenheim, Kaikoura, and Christchurch.

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Choose from two captivating directions © Great Journeys New Zealand

Experience the Coastal Pacific train today

It’s a journey that promises breathtaking scenery, cultural enrichment, and unforgettable memories. Book your ticket today and immerse yourself in New Zealand’s coastal paradise’s natural wonders and cultural delights. Join us on this iconic rail adventure and let the Coastal Pacific train transport you to a world of breathtaking beauty.

The Coastal Pacific will return to running long weekends, Thursday to Sunday, from 21 September 2023. The service will run daily from 14 December 2023 to 28 April 2024.

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Elevate your experience with Scenic Plus © Great Journeys New Zealand

Scenic Plus Dining Experience

From 14 December, you can elevate your experience even further with the arrival of Scenic Plus service on Coastal Pacific. With a dedicated carriage, a special menu inspired by the landscapes and delivered to your seat, drinks service and much more. An experience not to be missed.

Explore unique cultural and culinary flavours as the landscape glides by your window aboard Coastal Pacific Scenic Plus. This exclusive dining experience introduces you to the natural flavours of the Pacific Ocean and the Marlborough and Canterbury regions with a carefully curated menu of regional delicacies that are freshly prepared in a custom-built kitchen carriage and served at your seat throughout the journey. Service starts: 14 December 2023.

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