Departing from Christchurch, this delightful journey takes you along remote beaches, between mountains and sea, on a scenic experience to the Marlborough wine region.
- Explore the Pacific Coast between Christchurch and Blenheim
- Sip world-class wine among the vines in Marlborough
- Discover the sleepy seals on the coastal beaches
- Visit a local aviation exhibition
You'll love this break
If you are looking for a relaxing escape to wine country via coastal train experience, then look no further. Travel from rugged coastline through mountains and valleys to emerge into Marlborough's lush grape-filled vineyards.
- Coastal Pacific (return)
- Morning tea & dinner onboard
- Packed lunch
- Half-day wine tour
- Blenheim accommodation
- Private guided tour through local aviation exhibition including lunch
Coastal Pacific Journey to Wine Region
Board the Coastal Pacific train in Christchurch for a spectacular journey across the Canterbury Plains and heading north along the coast. Fly over viaducts and traverse tunnels through coastal cliffs as you snake between the mountains and the sea. Enjoy morning tea on board as you soak up the views from the comfort of your chair.
On arrival in Blenheim, you’ll be collected by your guide with a packed lunch from the train to eat as you head off for a tour of Marlborough’s wineries and cellar doors. Taste the famous Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and other varieties and learn more about why this region is so suited to wine growing.
You’ll be returned to your accommodation following the wine tour to spend the evening at your leisure.
Omaka Aviation Heritage
This morning you'll enjoy breakfast at your accommodation before your shuttle arrives for an experience to capture your imagination.
You’ll embark on a guided tour of Omaka Aviation Heritage centre, including Sir Peter Jackson’s Knights of the Sky exhibition and the Dangerous Skies WW2 exhibition.
Lunch is included at the Omaka café before returning to your accommodation to collect your bags. Then transfer back to the station for your return journey on the Coastal Pacific train and enjoy dinner onboard as you watch the views go by your window.
An epic voyage on the Coastal Pacific train
One of the biggest highlights of your Wine Tasting adventure will be the journey.
Climbing aboard the Coastal Pacific in Christchurch, your coastal discovery break will start in relaxing style as you ease back in your reclined seat and enjoy the views through your panoramic window.
Explore the stunning Kaikōura Coastline, famous for its marine life and whale watching. We'll then voyage through to the vineyards of Blenheim, dripping with New Zealand's premium crop.
The Coastal Pacific takes you on an adventure along rugged coastlines, across remote beaches, between mountains and sea, on a timeless journey of breathtaking beauty. The cherry on top will be our licensed bar serving drinks throughout the afternoon, this will certainly be a relaxing end to your journey.
An unforgettable travel experience
With spacious reclined seats, huge panoramic windows, air conditioning, roomy toilets, and an on board licensed café, your journey through New Zealand couldn't be more comfortable.
Add to this our famous Open-air viewing experience to get you immersed in that stunning New Zealand scenery, and you'll be blown away - almost laterally.
Discover more about our travel experience to find out what awaits.