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Christchurch – Rangiora – Kaikōura – Blenheim – Picton
The seating on board the Coastal Explorer is arranged in a 4 seat with an aisle down the middle configuration. These can either be as a table or in forward-facing pairs. The large panoramic windows make this a great way to experience the dramatic landscape
The Coastal Explorer’s carriages are thoroughly modern with air bag suspension for a smooth journey, and beautiful panoramic windows for an unspoilt view. You’ll enjoy journey commentary using GPS triggers (available in five languages) and HD overhead video displays.
There is a café carriage on board, serving a range of light meals, drinks (both soft drinks and alcoholic drinks), and snacks. Each carriage has toilet facilities on board and a fantastic viewing carriage to immerse yourself in the landscape.
All carriages boast central heating, air conditioning and washroom facilities. There is also an open-air viewing carriage where visitors can enjoy the sea air.
This is a daily regular train service running from late September through to late April, it can be used to hop on and hop off. The train leaves daily from Christchurch at 7:00 am, arriving in Picton at approximately 2:15 pm.