Coastal Pacific *Bus Replacement* 19th April 

We regret to inform you that the Coastal Pacific Train service on 19th April 2014 will be replaced by a bus service. This service change is due to landslips caused by the adverse weather conditions which have made the rail track impassable.  Passengers wishing to cancel will receive a full refund. Please contact bookings@kiwirailscenic.co.nz or 0800 250 000 from 9am to 5pm for questions about this service change. Thank you.

Sounds Air Throughfares

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Fast and flexible

Sounds Air, together with the Coastal Pacific, offers a flexible alternative for travel between Christchurch, Kaikoura and Wellington.

With a Sounds Air Throughfare, you can combine an epic rail journey beside mountains and ocean with a range of flight options to cross Cook Strait on Sounds Air.  Up to 8 return flights per day also allow for stopovers to enjoy Picton ‘s surrounding waterways and wineries.

Flights between Picton and Wellington take just 25 minutes and provide panoramic views of the Marlborough Sounds crossing Cook Strait. A complimentary Sounds Air shuttle runs between Picton railway station and Picton Airport.