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Coastal Pacific Journey - Picton to Christchurch by Train

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Picton, New Zealand
Coastal Pacific Journey - Picton to Christchurch by Train

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icon5 hours 40 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 2 more


The Coastal Pacific is one of the ‘Great Journeys of New Zealand’—a scenic train route that runs between Picton and Christchurch on the South Island. On this tour, enjoy a hassle-free experience with prepaid tickets and soak up the scenery on the one-way railway journey. Along the way, listen to the audio commentary, order refreshments from the on-board café (own expense), and admire views of the Pacific Coast, Kaikoura, and Canterbury Plains.
  • One-way train ride from Picton to Christchurch
  • Spectacular views of Kaikoura and the Pacific Coast
  • Panoramic windows and open-air viewing carriage
  • On-board audio commentary ensures you don’t miss anything
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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
Picton Railway Station , Picton 7220, New Zealand
1:40 PM
Christchurch Railway Station , Addington, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • 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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Coastal Pacific Journey - Picton to Christchurch by Train?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Coastal Pacific Journey - Picton to Christchurch by Train.

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  • "It was a lovely journey but, I do think it’s over priced." See review


205 Reviews

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The Way to Travel
, Mar 2020
A beautiful journey along the Pacific Coast. From check-in to off-load, I had a lovely experience and met great people along the way.
Unique experience
, Feb 2020
The train left on time, the staff were pleasant and, efficient. It was a lovely journey but, I do think it’s over priced.
, Jan 2020
Great relaxing way to travel. It was beautiful. You see things you would not see when you drive, without the stress.

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