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.


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Whale watching and much more

Kaikoura is a popular stop off for passengers who want to immerse themselves in the sheer drama and beauty of this very special meeting place of majestic alpine scenery, beautiful rugged coastline, Maori culture and amazing ocean wildlife.

While whale watching is a big draw card, visitors soon discover that along with plenty of water activities, there’s a lot to do onshore as well, from beautiful shoreline walks to view wildlife, multi-day walks in the nearby mountains, to horse trekking, quad biking, golf and more.

Kaikoura Escape Package

Check out our Kaikoura Whale Watch Escape Package

Learn more about Kaikoura

Activities: What to see & Do

Accommodation: Where to stay

Food: Where to eat