Photographs taken from the Coastal Pacific Train, New Zealand

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The Coastal Pacific Train travels from Picton to Christchurch down the Pacific Coast of South Island, New Zealand. Picton is the arrival and departure point for the ferry from Wellington (North Island) and lies close to the head of Queen Charlotte Sound. The train, used by locals and tourists alike, travels down the coast through the Marlborough vineyards stopping at Blenheim and Kaikoura.
The train carriages are new and very comfortable. There is also an outside viewing carriage (better for photographers) but remember to buy your warm Possum and Merino mittens, hat and scarf because it's cold out there in the wind. Along 98 kilometres of ruggedly beautiful coastline there are some great views of the Pacific coast, the steeply rising Kaikoura Ranges and the farming landscape of the Canterbury Plains.

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Pacific Coast

North Island
Whale Watching
TranzAlpine Journey
Lake Manapouri
Doubtful Sound
Mount Cook
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Pacific Coast

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