Our Great Journeys Just Became Even Greater!

Discover the new-look Great Journeys of New Zealand, with our Northern Explorer and Coastal Pacific journeys scheduled to return, we're also adding amazing new packages and multi-day tours to provide the best way to see New Zealand.

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Coastal Pacific 

Discover one of the most beautiful stretches of New Zealand rail aboard our Coastal Pacific™ train.

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Journey highlights

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Climb aboard one of the most picturesque journeys on New Zealand railways, meandering along the Pacific coast between Picton and Christchurch

Our Coastal Pacific train takes you along rugged coastlines, across remote beaches, between mountains and sea, on a timeless journey of breathtaking beauty.

Explore the stunning Kaikōura Coastline, famous for its marine life and whale watching. Voyage through the vineyards of Blenheim, dripping with New Zealand's premium crop. Canter amidst the idyllic Canterbury countryside to the Garden City of Christchurch.

Travelling between Christchurch and Picton, the Coastal Pacific meanders breathtakingly close to the sea, where the roaring Pacific Ocean meets the rising Kaikōura mountains. The Coastal Pacific isn't just a scenic activity, combined with the Interislander Ferry it is the perfect way to connect between Wellington, Blenheim, Kaikoura and Christchurch


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Coastal Pacific Timetable

View the Coastal Pacific timetable for our Christchurch to Picton train and Christchurch to Picton train
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Coastal Pacific Destinations

Turn your journey into an adventure by visiting New Zealand's top tourist destinations
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The Coastal Pacific Journey

With the Pacific Ocean lapping at its wheels, the Coastal Pacific journey is divinely picturesque
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