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Coastal Pacific Journey - Picton to Christchurch 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
    Picton Railway Station, Picton 7220, New Zealand
    Departure Time
    2:15 PM
    Duration
    6h
    Return Details
    1: Christchurch Railway Station, Canterbury 8011, New Zealand
    2: Whaleway Station Rd, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
    Inclusions
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • GPS-triggered audio commentary
    • One Way Rail Journey
    Exclusions
    • 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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    As a retired New Zealand Railways locomotive man, it is so good to see the high class luxury trains now operating in the country. The Coastal Pacific route is very pleasant with an amazing variety of scenery. My father who was a guard for 33 years would have been proud of the
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    Did this in two legs, stopover at Kaikoura and then on to Christchurch. This is one of the great journeys, scenery is amazing, do it. Still getting used to Kiwi pronunciation when we did this so when they announced our train attendant would be windy we were thinking flatulence.
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    Relaxing way to see the coast and country of New Zealand's South Island. The reconstruction of the transport routes after recent earthquakes, was evident and explained in detail. The scenery changed from towns, farming, wilderness to coastal. The trip was comfortable, the
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    Do it! A relaxed way to travel between Picton and Christchurch. Efficient and friendly, helpful staff, so a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
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    First of all, ignore all negative reviews prior to December of 2018 when this route was put back into service after its multi-million dollar track reconstruction. This train route is popular because it is AWESOME! I was lucky enough to ride it on a sleeper train back in 1985
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