New Zealand's Coastal Pacific is a long distance passenger train that runs for 98 kilometers through ruggedly beautiful coastline between Picton and Christchurch in the South Island of New Zealand. Along this journey travelers will get to see the picturesque country with the rocky Pacific Ocean shoreline on one side and the Kaikoura mountain ranges on the other side. Also, wildlife such as dolphins, seals, and penguins may be seen.
While on board, the train includes an open air viewing carriage allowing passengers to get the best view of the scenery. Some of the train's amenities consist of a cafe, large windows in all carriages, overhead racks for baggage, and a wheelchair hoist.
Year built: 1988
Train type: Daytime Train Only
Saloon, cafe and open air viewing carriages are available. Carriages are heated and air-conditioned and feature non-tinted panoramic side and roof windows. GPS triggered journey commentary in five languages is available via passenger headphones.
Seating is either paired around tables or in recliners that can be rotated to face the direction of travel.