Kiwirail Scenic Journeys on the Coastal Pacific Train
Due to extensive damage to the track between Kaikoura and Blenheim after the 14th November 2016 earthquake, the Coastal Pacific train has been suspended for the remainder of the 2016/17 season.
Whale watching is a must-do Kiwi tourism experience. And the home of whale watching is the coastal village of Kaikōura; it's the ideal spot to experience this wild coast teaming with marine mammals and a stop on the Coastal Pacific train. The Whale Watch crew have daily trips in search of whales and other marine wildlife. Accommodation is at the Kaikoura Boutique Hotel – a small hotel where you will feel most welcome. Breakfast is included, as are return transfers between the hotel and the railway station. Another option is a day trip from Christchurch to Kaikōura and back, with enough time for whale watching and a quick bite to eat.