Duration: 2 Days
Price: From $485 NZD
Departure From: Wellington
Departure Date: Check under Departures & Timetable
Tour Type: Short Break
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Travel by ferry and scenic train from Wellington to Christchurch, and enjoy a wonderous Kaikoura experience including the natural wonders of this marine paradise.
Departing Wellington onboard the Interislander ferry, you cross the Cook Strait and cruise into the Marlborough Sounds – be on the look out for wildlife from one of the viewing decks or sit back with a morning coffee in the lounge!
The ferry arrives into the pretty seaside town of Picton at lunchtime, where you board the Coastal Pacific scenic train to journey south along the stunning rugged Kaikoura coastline, where the sea meets the mountains.
Once in Kaikoura, you overnight before an exciting day exploring awaits you the next day. We have included Whale Watch Kaikoura experience in your package but should this not suit you, you can choose from one of the other wildlife activities that Kaikoura offers including Dolphin Encounter, Swim with the Seals, Wings over Whales or even if you fancy catching your own fish of the day!
In the afternoon you will then be whisked away for a 2 hour sightseeing tour of all the local highlights before being dropped off at the Kaikoura railway station for your final evening journey to the garden city of Christchurch.
Should you wish to continue your journey, add Christchurch accommodation, or book a return to Wellington, please let LOCO know at the time of your enquiry.
For your Kaikoura Escape you will be booked in Scenic Class where you will enjoy spacious reclined seats with generous amounts of legroom and comfort, panoramic windows, glass shelves and skylights. And to heighten your comfort, state-of-the-art airbag suspension has been used to guarantee a smooth ride across our rugged New Zealand terrain.
While onboard, you might like a stroll to the Coastal Pacific Scenic Cafe carriage where you’ll find a great selection of hot and cold snacks, drinks and ice creams. Indulge in a freshly brewed specialty tea or barista coffee married with a sumptuous cake? Or perhaps toast your special journey with a bottle of bubbles or craft beer?
The Open-air Viewing Carriage is also great place to get some fresh air and enjoy the great outdoors while on the move. Capture the magical views on camera and let your short break begin!
Four star rated Bella Vista Kaikoura is situated overlooking Kaikoura town with amazing views out to the Kaikoura ranges and the sea. It is situated only a few minutes stroll from restaurants, shops and attractions. This is a perfect setting for your Kaikoura escape.
For a detail itinerary, the Coastal Pacific timetable, departure days, and Coastal Pacific fare conditions, please see below.
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