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Coastal Pacific Journey - Christchurch to Picton by Train provided by Coastal Pacific Train

Coastal Pacific Journey - Christchurch to Picton by Train

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Updated 27/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Coastal Pacific Journey - Christchurch to Picton by Train
The safety and wellbeing of our passengers and staff is always a top priority. Aligning with expert advice, we have increased the focus on hygiene. Our trains are cleaned everyday with additional cleaning/sanitising equipment and respiratory illness response kit carried onboard.
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Updated 27/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Departure Point
Christchurch Railway Station, Canterbury 8011, New Zealand
Duration
5h 40m
Return Details
Picton Railway Station, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • GPS-triggered audio commentary
  • One way Rail Journey
Exclusions
  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if travelling with a wheelchair
  • Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to scheduled departure and check in at the station to receive your boarding pass
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
15Reviews
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j3anni3 wrote a review Apr 2021
Wellington, New Zealand12 contributions3 helpful votes
Check in easy. Nice big seats for the trip. Views from both sides of carriage the large windows. A nice way to see the progress made after the earthquake without having to keep your eyes on the road when driving. A lot of stops while track being upgraded. Leaving on the 7am
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from Karen_GJNZ, Online Crew at Coastal Pacific Journey - Christchurch to Picton by Train
Responded 3 weeks ago
Kia Ora j3anni3, Thanks so much for your wonderful review. We are so pleased you had an enjoyable and comfortable trip onboard Coastal Pacific. Travelling by our scenic journeys is a great way to sit back and relax whilst seeing New Zealand! Thank you for travelling with us and we hope to welcome you onboard again some day. Best Wishes, Karen | The Great Journeys of New Zealand
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Vanessa Mooney wrote a review Jan 2021
4 contributions2 helpful votes
This was a fun and relaxing way to travel to Picton. A great start to our holiday. The team on the train were friendly and accommodating. The views were stunning and much more enjoyable than when you are driving and trying to focus on the road.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from Karen_GJNZ, Online Crew at Coastal Pacific Journey - Christchurch to Picton by Train
Responded 20 Jan 2021
Kia Ora! Thank you so much for leaving your lovely review! We are so pleased you had an enjoyable trip with us. We agree taking our scenic journey is a beautiful way to sit back and relax whilst watching the views. We hope your onward travel was just as great! Best Wishes, Karen | The Great Journeys of New Zealand
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howgillfarm wrote a review Jun 2020
Skipton, United Kingdom24 contributions4 helpful votes
The views along the coast were spectacular, we even saw some dolphins. It was an early start but once underway we were able to get a breakfast sandwich and a drink on board. You get an audio guide which was very informative pointing out landmarks and history of the places you
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Nancy wrote a review Mar 2020
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My grown daughter and I were fortunate to ride the train from Christchurch to Picton. We enjoyed the scenery. When you are closer to the coastline you can walk to the open car at the back of the train and get a fantastic view of the ocean. We opted to take the Interislander
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Baroli123 wrote a review Feb 2020
Leeds, United Kingdom36 contributions49 helpful votes
This was the last great New Zealand train we hadn't travelled on. We got to Christchurch station early and a very helpful lady checked us in and made sure we were ok. Trainarrived early, took bags to baggage car ..done. onto the train and sat in coach A with allocated seats on
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Date of experience: February 2020
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235joannem
235joannem
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2pm Picton to Chch 15 April 2021
We were really disappointed that our Scenic Plus trip was cancelled and Instead we were given ‘bank; seats in both
Resort829690
Resort829690
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Picton to Christchurch
Trip taken after completing Queen Charlotte tract Highly recommended Amazing scenery Good food and wine Absolut
ChrizBee59
ChrizBee59
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Simply perfect is every way!
From the moment we checked in with Margaret we knew we were in for a great time. Fast, friendly, and hugely helpful
HNT62
HNT62
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Cancelled our train after SI moved from Covid Alert L2 to L1. No other transport alternative given.
Why can't trains run at Covid Alert level 1 ?? Extremely poor service and no customer focus. Late notice and gave n
Storyteller697046
Storyteller697046
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Beautiful views
We opted for the Scenic Plus. The views were lovely, the crew friendly and helpful, but sadly the food was very dis
MargaretG1897
MargaretG1897
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Rail trip
We had a super train trip in Nov , friendly staff , good selection of food all prepared , allocated seats , we had
RodgerH25
RodgerH25
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Scenic plus a winner !
Great crew , kelly Anne, jen and crew , scenic plus product fantastic , hopefully you will roll out on northern ex
Rollersfan
Rollersfan
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Excellent
We were group of 4 adults and purchased the scenic plus package. Was well worth and great value for money. Staff we
nzski2014
nzski2014
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Awesome
I recently went to Picton on the Coastal Pacific train. Back to Christchurch again on the Coastal Pacific train yes
964francess
964francess
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Great trip with beautiful views for nearly all the journey.
Beautiful scenery for nearly all of this trip. The weather was not great for us, and it was still visually excellen
PWM-NZ
PWM-NZ
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NZ great train journey
We took the Coastal Pacific to travel to Picton opting for their Scenic Plus option. What a fabulous journey. Staff
EleanorGray
EleanorGray
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Terrible customer service
We booked back in March to go on the coastal pacific train next month during the school holidays. They have just r
noplanes
noplanes
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Most beautiful train ride!
We like our train rides - and have done them everywhere we travel. This one is highly recommended! Just 5 hours, an
Sunny_JLa
Sunny_JLa
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Bad customer service and overpriced
Disappointed by the customer service and communications from Coastal Pacific staff. When booking tickets, a member
alannevillenz
alannevillenz
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Wonderful views
Joined the Picton to Christchurch Coastal Pacific train one stop down the line at Blenheim. Some 5 hours to Christc
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  • Duration: 5h 40m
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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