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Passenger Train and Rail Services From Kaikoura
This service has been suspended until October 2018 due to 14 Nov 16 North Canterbury earthquake track damage between Kaikoura, Christchurch and Picton
The Coastal Pacific Train  

The Coastal Pacific train travels between Christchurch, Kaikoura, Blenheim to Picton - the gateway to the Marlborough Sounds. 

Your journey is a scenic feast, with the Kaikoura mountain ranges on one side of your train and the rugged Pacific Ocean coastline on the other. Travel through some of New Zealand’s finest horticultural and farmland areas, plus seals and penguins from the comfort of your carriage.

Along the way you pass though the village of Kaikoura, where you can break your journey to take in the whale watching or dare to get closer and swim with the dolphins.

The Coastal Pacific carriages have advanced air bag suspension system for quieter and smoother travel, un-tinted, non-reflective, panoramic side and roof windows to capture the dramatic coastal and mountain views of the magnificent South Island, GPS triggered journey commentary in five languages at your seat via headphones, plus information displays and overhead HD video and are centrally heated/air conditioned for passenger comfort.

Each carriage has onboard washroom/toilet facilities, with '2 Seat-Aisle-2 Seat' seating either as reclining  forward facing seats with head and foot rests or 'Table Group' (4 people around a table) seating allowing to experience the amazing views of the magnificent South Island, through panoramic side and roof windows, while enjoying the company of other passengers.

The Coastal Pacific train has a café carriage offering a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, snacks and light meals and a viewing carriage.

The Coastal Pacific train is reserved seating 'One Class/Non Smoking' service.

The Coastal Pacific train does not operate on Christmas Day - 25 December.

There are connecting bus and coach services at Blenheim to Nelson.

The Coastal Pacific train connects with Cook Strait ferry sailings between Picton and Wellington.

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timetable information and online reservations from Kaikoura.