Mountains and ocean come
astonishingly close on this journey between Christchurch and Picton.
Kaikoura whale watching
Get up close and personal with the whales and other marine life in Kaikoura.
Whale watch central
To go and watch whales look for the Kaikoura train station.
Also known as Koura in Maori, Crayfish abound in Kaikoura
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.