There are a few things that come to mind when one mentions Kaikoura – sure, mountains, marine life and magic are a given, but there’s more to be said. With an abundance of hidden gems to discover, this rugged coastal town might very well be the South Island’s best-kept secret.
Journey Aboard the Coastal Pacific Train to Kaikoura
While it’s easy to go for the big and familiar, exploring somewhere new can be a great way to step out of your comfort zone. So if you’re ready to take the plunge, hop aboard the Coastal Pacific train and discover all the great things to do in Kaikoura. Running along the east coast of the South Island, you’ll experience 98km of stunning scenery, friendly service and an exquisite menu to tuck into (we’re talking hot and cold dishes, South Island wine, sweet treats and more).
So whether your journey is from Christchurch to Kaikoura or Picton to Kaikoura, stopping off (or staying put) at this South Island pocket of paradise could be just the adventure you’re after. What are you waiting for?
Nestled along the picturesque shores of New Zealand's South Island, Kaikoura is a coastal town rich in marine ecosystems, wildlife and stunning natural beauty. Surrounded by majestic mountains and the sparkling Pacific Ocean, Kaikoura offers a unique and awe-inspiring experience for every one who visits.
Explore Kaikoura on an incredible escape by rail
Journey off the beaten track to discover a marine wildlife haven full of playful seal pups, lazy whales and unique birdlife.