The Coastal Pacific train gracefully glides from mountain peaks to ocean shores. Ideal for those seeking a comprehensive view, this journey offers towering mountains, lush vineyard valleys, and an incredible marine-filled coastline. Relax and immerse yourself in the spectacular vistas through the sweeping panoramic windows.

The sculpture incorporates key place names of the railway line along this part of the coast, which has an extensive history, taking decades of effort to be constructed. More importantly, this sculpture reminds us that change is very much a constant, the twisted rail communicating the raw power of Mother Nature, and may stand as a constant reminder of how resilient we all are as it reaches upward.” - Ben Foster 

Discover more of New Zealand 

For stunning views straight from your train window, the Coastal Pacific train has so much to offer. Stopping in Kaikōura and Blenheim on its way to Picton, the views are not only spectacular, but there are activities for every travel style. In Kaikōura, you can enjoy whale watching and swimming with dolphins. In Blenheim, you'll find vineyards and museums to explore.

There’s something remarkable about witnessing the breathtaking New Zealand landscape floating past the window of your train, so what are you waiting for? 

Escape by Rail

Discover the magic of the pacific coastline by exploring the region on a short break