"We are delighted to confirm this well-loved service will be running again this summer, allowing thousands of travelers from around the world to once again enjoy this spectacular coastline by train," Alan Piper, KiwiRail's GGM sale and commercial, said in a statement. "We expect our services to fill up fast, particularly as many people will be keen to take advantage of the service to see the amazing job done to restore the road and railway line through this area."
In addition to a view of the Kaikoura mountain range, your ticket includes a seat with panoramic windows and overhead views built for anyone looking to enjoy the landscape. There's also an open-air viewing car so you can be sure to get the Instagram pictures that will make your friends and family jealous. Tickets start at $104 for adults.
The line is scheduled to resume service on December 1 and run daily (except Christmas Day) through the end of April.