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Coastal Pacific - Picton to Christchurch by Train

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    What to Expect
    With steeply soaring mountains on one side and the sweeping Pacific Ocean on the other, find yourself immersed in the rugged coastal architecture of the east coast of the South Island. Surrounded by a myriad of sea and birdlife, you’ll hug 98km of untouched coastline, winding your way through lush native bush, charming coastal towns and dramatic seascapes.

    While on board enjoy the journey in award winning world class carriages with specially designed seats. Awaken your senses in the open air viewing decks or sit back and enjoy the GPS triggered audio commentary available through headphones at every seat.   All trains have a licensed café carriage providing snacks and light meals (at own expense).
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Picton Railway Station, Picton 7220, New Zealand
    Departure Time
    2:15 PM
    Duration
    6h
    Return Details
    1: Christchurch Railway Station, Canterbury 8011, New Zealand
    2: Whaleway Station Rd, Kaikoura 7300, 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
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • 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
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 18 March 2019

    Did a day retutn to Kaikoura . great day out the Train has huge windows so everyone gets to see which is perfect. Food is pretty good done by Wishbone its reasonably priced and pretty tasty. They have a good selection of Alcoho, also pretty...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank rhonda365
    Robin H, Online Crew at Coastal Pacific - Picton to Christchurch by Train, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2019

    Hi rhonda365, Thanks for the awesome 5-star review and thanks for travelling on the Coastal Pacific with us! I'm so happy to hear you saw a lot of dolphins on your trip, they seem to put on a bit of a show when the train...More

    Reviewed 13 March 2019

    The train travelled through inland rural country and along the Pacific coastline. Dolphins were spotted along the coastline but no seals on the rocks. It was a cloudy day with some drizzle when the train was travelling along the coastline to Kaikoura. Overall it was...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank nibacchus
    Robin H, Online Crew at Coastal Pacific - Picton to Christchurch by Train, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2019

    Hi nibacchus, Thanks for writing us a review! I'm glad you were lucky enough to spot some dolphins - they often put on a bit of a show for us :-) All the best, Emily | The Great Journeys of New Zealand

    Reviewed 13 March 2019

    We went out of our way to book this, expecting it to be a trip highlight. The night before departure, we received an email saying the train wasn't going to go due to a track wash-out. Beyond the companies control, understandable, and they offered to...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank weiss r
    Robin H, Online Crew at Coastal Pacific - Picton to Christchurch by Train, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2019

    Hi weiss r, Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a review. I'm very sorry to hear about your experience. The track the Coastal Pacific operates on has only recently been opened to passenger services after an earthquake hit the Kaikoura region...More

    Reviewed 7 March 2019

    Three of us took the train to Christchurch after walking the Queen Charlotte Track and we loved every minute of it. Perhaps it was the perfect weather, but it felt like a magical trip. We spent most of the time in the observation car, leaning...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
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    Robin H, Online Crew at Coastal Pacific - Picton to Christchurch by Train, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2019

    Hi Clearhorizons, Thanks for the magical review! I'm so happy to hear this was one of the highlights of your trip to NZ, sounds like you had a wonderful time on the train with us. The Coastal Pacific will travel slow at some points during...More

    Reviewed 5 March 2019

    I booked this trip 6 weeks out for 2 kids and 2 adults. ie family of 4. Pretty simple one would think. I didn't reliase until we got on the train at Picton we were booked at a table that only seated 3 people. I...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Samh5808
    Robin H, Online Crew at Coastal Pacific - Picton to Christchurch by Train, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2019

    Hi Samh5808, I'm very sorry to hear about your experience. The seating on the train is arranged the night before travel, and we try our best to accommodate for all the different seating requests. We're very sorry that we weren't able to seat your family...More

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