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Coastal Pacific Journey - Christchurch to Picton by Train

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    What to Expect
    With steeply soaring mountains on one side and the sweeping Pacific Ocean on the other, find yourself immersed in the rugged coastal architecture of the east coast of the South Island. Surrounded by a myriad of sea and birdlife, you’ll hug 98km of untouched coastline, winding your way through lush native bush, charming coastal towns and dramatic seascapes.

    While on board enjoy the journey in award winning world class carriages with specially designed seats. Awaken your senses in the open air viewing decks or sit back and enjoy the GPS triggered audio commentary available through headphones at every seat.   All trains have a licensed café carriage providing snacks and light meals (at own expense).
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Christchurch Railway Station, Canterbury 8011, New Zealand
    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    3h 15m
    Return Details
    1: Picton Railway Station, Picton 7220, New Zealand
    2: Whaleway Station Rd, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • GPS-triggered audio commentary
    • One way Rail Journey
    • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if travelling with a wheelchair
    • Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to scheduled departure and check in at the station to receive your boarding pass
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    A comfortable trip much appreciated when seeing the completed & continuing work to re-aline the coastal areas damaged by the big earthquake. The train facilities are very good enhanced by the open carriage.
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    Booked this last-minute. Train was pretty full leaving Christchurch but people do get off along the way. Recommend requesting a seat on the right side of the train as most of your scenic views are going to be on that side. Fairly foggy am, so not much to see for a good part of
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    The train was comfortable, spacious with very large viewing windows and an open car at the end of the train for picture taking. There were beautiful views along the way. Very glad to have inlcuded this in our trip
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