Coastal Pacific - Earthquake Disruption
Unfortunately due to the extensive damage the earthquake has caused to the rail line between Blenheim and Kaikoura, we have had to cancel the Coastal Pacific service for the remainder of its summer season. See Scenic Journey Travel News for full information.
Alongside mountains and sea
Due to extensive damage to the track between Kaikoura and Blenheim, the Coastal Pacific train has been suspended for the remainder of the 2016/17 season.
See Scenic Journey Travel News for full information.
Immerse yourself in the rugged coastal architecture of New Zealand. Travelling between Christchurch and Picton, the Coastal Pacific journeys breathtakingly close to the Pacific Ocean, where the roaring sea meets enormous bush-clad mountains. Stop in Kaikōura for the day and experience some of the township’s world famous eco-tourism activities, such as whale watching or swimming with dolphins.
The Coastal Pacific connects with the Interislander ferry and Sounds Air flights over the summer season, which takes you between the port of Picton and our capital city, Wellington, taking in the magnificent Marlborough Sounds.
Destinations & Activities
Discover this vibrant capital of the South, one of Lonely Planet's top 10 cities to visit in 2013.
Ferry/ train Throughfares
Connecting Wellington and Picton by sea with the Interislander Ferry, and Picton to Christchurch by train.
Flight/ train Throughfares
Connecting Wellington and Picton by flight with Sounds Air, and Picton to Christchurch by train.
I travelled on the Coastal Pacific to Kaikoura to see the whales for the day - such great scenery that I wouldn't have seen if I didn't take the train.