Coastal Pacific (From Christchurch to Kaikoura)

Take the Coastal Pacific to the picturesque town of Kaikoura, where mountains meet the sea and wildlife outnumbers the locals!

Explore the stunning Kaikōura Coastline, famous for its marine mammals and whale watching, through the idyllic Canterbury Plains to the Garden City of Christchurch.

Situated on the sandy shores of the Pacific Ocean at the foot of the Kaikoura mountains, Kaikoura's incredible scenery makes it a worthy stop. Add its diverse marine life and the dramatic after-effects of the 2015 earthquake, Kaikoura is a "must-see" destination in the South Island of New Zealand.

Additional Information

  • Tickets purchased are one-way only. Please purchase 2 tickets for a return journey
  • Your seat(s) will be automatically reserved upon booking - no seat selection is allowed
  • There is plenty of room for luggage in a secure luggage carriage. You are only permitted to carry on small day bags and handbags. For more information, please click here
  • You are permitted to bring your own snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. However, we do ask that you respect other passengers by not bringing anything with a strong odour. There will be a fully licensed café on board that sells nibbles and snacks, hot and cold food, teas and coffees, soft and alcoholic drinks. Please click here for the menu
  • For more information on the scenic train route, please click here


2 Working Days
Approximately 3 Hours Per Way
Not Included
Voucher Type
Present Voucher At Attraction's Ticket Office
No Amendments Allowed
No Refunds Allowed

Operating Hours

The Coastal Pacific runs daily from late September to late April, departing Christchurch at 0700hrs and arriving at Kaikoura at 1013hrs.

It then continues for Picton and will return to Kaikoura at 1710hrs, departing at 1720hrs and arriving back at Christchurch at 2030hrs.

What You Get


  • Coastal Pacific scenic train ride to Kaikoura (one-way only)
  • Hotel transfers and transportation
  • Personal expenses (optional)

How to Use

Please present your voucher at the ticketing office on the day of your train ride.

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damage caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • Tours/Experiences are subject to cancellation without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances, and (or) when there is an official request from the authorities
  • Refunds will be provided to customers under the following circumstances:
    • No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 6 days or less prior the departure date
    • 50% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 7 days prior the departure date
    • 80% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 14 days prior the departure date
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of latecomers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be entertained

Amendment Policy:

  • All amendments are subject to availability
  • Additional charges may apply for amendments

Upon completion of purchase, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subject to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

How to Get There

Christchurch Railway Station

Addington, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
One-way (Adult)
Age 15 and above
One-way (Child)
Age 2 to 14 years old

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