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For 10% off Coastal Pacific train fares use Promo Code: SEAFEST16

Immerse yourself in the rugged coastal architecture of New Zealand. Travelling between Christchurch and Picton, the Coastal Pacific journeys breathtakingly close to the Pacific Ocean, where the roaring sea meets enormous bush-clad mountains.

Conditions: For online bookings only. Enter the code SEAFEST16 in the promotional code box when booking online at 10% off the best available fare. Discount valid until 28 September 2016 for travel 29 September to 3 October 2016. Terms and conditions apply. See website for details. Discount excludes Rail Pass, Gift Vouchers, Throughfares, Escapes, Extras and SuperGold.

Seafest Express Bus Service from Christchurch

This fare does not include entry to Seafest. Please purchase Seafest entry ticket/s direct here

The ‘Seafest Express’ coach service departs Christchurch 8.00am & departs Kaikoura 5.00pm

Service departs from the Bus Interchange, Lichfield Street. Pick-ups – Merivale (outside McDonalds), Northlands Mall (Main North Rd), Northwood (outside New World), and Woodend (outside Caspers Cafe).

Consumption and/or possession of alcohol on the coach will not be permitted.

Phone: 0800 500 929 for more information


Don't miss out on a place to stay for SEAFEST!

Few places in the world can boast of such natural wonders as those offered by land and sea in Kaikoura. The seaside settlement of Kaikoura, situated midway between Christchurch and Picton on the rugged east coast of New Zealand’s South Island, is overlooked by majestic mountains, which are snow-capped for many months of the year. For more information on Kaikoura please visit

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