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The Coastal Pacific train, New Zealand

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Coastal Pacific

Linking the port of Picton with the city of Christchurch, the Coastal Pacific railway offers a fantastic opportunity to discover the east coast of the South Island.

Coastal Pacific, New Zealand

Linking the port of Picton with the city of Christchurch, the Coastal Pacific railway offers a fantastic opportunity to discover the east coast of the South Island.

The tracks pass through the undulating hills and vineyards of the Marlborough region, and trace the east coast through Kaikoura. Around here you have the dramatic peaks of the Kaikoura Range on one side and the crashing South Pacific Ocean on the other - the scenery is incredible.

The journey takes around five hours to complete.

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