Coastal Pacific 

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

Book your beautiful seat in our Scenic Class or make it an experience to savour in our Scenic Plus Class today. 

Discover the differences now by exploring the Experience within each Class.

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Our simply beautiful Scenic Class brings you stunning views of New Zealand through our famous panoramic windows and Open-air Viewing carriage.

Our Scenic Plus Class is an experience to savour, with an inclusive menu of local delicacies and refreshments that is designed to bring the outside to your table.

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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


Explore Scenic Class

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Explore our Scenic Class Carriages

Settle down for the journey of a lifetime, with huge panoramic windows and comfy reclined seating
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Take a break in our Cafe

Explore our Scenic Cafe, where you'll find hot and cold food and drinks to feast upon along with the views
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Breathe in the sea breeze

Experience the salty air and our beautiful coastlines from the Coastal Pacific Open-air Viewing Carriage
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Discover Scenic Plus

Savour the sights and flavours of New Zealand with our Scenic Plus experience
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Scenic Plus Dining

Get an authentic taste of rural New Zealand with local delicacies delivered to your seat
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Scenic Plus Hosting

Our Scenic Plus hosting experience will captivate you with the stories of your journey
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Travel Information

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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 Stations

Take the scenic route on your Coastal Pacific journey and stop off along the way at one of our stations
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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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