A taste of Blenheim
Departing Christchurch aboard the Coastal Pacific, our two-day package will take you to one of our sunniest towns and the wine capital for an unforgettable day out sampling some of the best wines produced in New Zealand
Stay in the heart of the wine-growing capital - Marlborough
From $519* per person share twin
From $645* single person price
*One night, travel 1 May - 30 September 2021
From $540* per person share twin
From $685* single person price
*One night, travel 1 October - 14 December 2021
Setting off in the early morning from Christchurch, your journey begins on the Coastal Pacific train soaking up the scenery. In the afternoon you'll join a tour to visit a select number of top iconic and boutique wineries for special tastings, chosen for their history, fabulous customer service, unique offering and stunning range of wines. The perfect way to gain an introduction to Marlborough’s incredible wine region in a fun and relaxed way.
You'll enjoy tasting the delicious wine, wandering the beautiful wineries and meeting the people who know the wine and love sharing their passion for it.
Day 1: Morning
While you relax with Morning Tea aboard the Coastal Pacific, we'll be taking you on a journey across the mighty Canterbury Plains, where you'll see the Southern Alps dominating the horizon. We'll then weave through rural New Zealand, heading through Amberley and Waipara, past traditional farmsteads and frolicking sheep. From these flat pastures, we join the broad Conway River, following its course through a narrow forested valley as it flows into the Pacific Ocean. The final stage of this magnificent journey straddles the wild beaches of Oaro, before tunnelling through the mountains and out onto the vast Kaikōura plains.
From here you'll continue North travelling astonishingly close to the surging Pacific Ocean and below the steeply rising Kaikoura Ranges to the beautiful wine-growing region of Blenheim. Enjoy an early lunch on board before arriving in Blenheim.
Upon arrival in Blenheim, you'll make your way across the road where you'll be greeted by the tour guide and head off to experience a select number of top iconic and boutique wineries for special tastings.
Day 1: Afternoon
On arrival into Blenheim, you'll be collected from the train station with your luggage for the start of your Marlborough wine tour. On the tour you'll visit a select number of top iconic and boutique wineries for special tastings, chosen for their history, fabulous customer service, unique offering and stunning range of wines. This is an ideal way to gain an introduction to Marlborough’s incredible wine region in a fun and relaxed way.
Enjoy tasting the delicious wine, wandering the beautiful wineries and meeting the people who know the wine and love sharing their passion for it.
At the conclusion of the tour, you'll be dropped off at your accommodation where you can check-in and settle in for the night
Day 2: Morning
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast (own cost) before having the morning free to explore Blenheim. Our favourite is Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre a world-class museum showcasing WW1 and WW2 aircraft and artefacts, with captivating and immersive dioramas (entry can be arranged at time of package booking). You can also enjoy a stroll around the shops or through Pollard Park with it's beautiful gardens including a rose garden, scented garden and native plantings.
Day 2: Afternoon
Come early afternoon and your transfer will take you from your accommodation back to the train station for your return Coastal Pacific journey to Christchurch for the early evening. Relax and enjoy Afternoon tea on board the Coastal Pacific while taking in the stunning views of the Canterbury countryside as the sun descends over the mountains. Later in the journey, you'll be treated to Dinner while watching the sun go down over Canterbury, with the option of buying additional drinks from the licensed cafe to say "Cheers" to a fantastic couple of days.
You can choose your accommodation from the following options when booking this package.