KiwiRail Scenic Journeys, Christchurch

Categories: Outdoor Activities
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4.3/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web
Choose between three train routes at KiwiRail Scenic Journeys, a sightseeing railway that travels through some of New Zealand's most beautiful landscapes. Routes run from Auckland to Wellington, Christchurch to Picton, and Christchurch to Greymouth. Each route includes a train equipped with panoramic side and sky-view windows as well as GPS-triggered commentary with headphones, a cafe, and open-air viewing decks. For optimal coastal views, be sure to ask which side of the train is best when buying tickets. To visit KiwiRail Scenic Journeys on your holiday in Christchurch, and find out what else Christchurch has to offer, use our Christchurch vacation builder.
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  • My wife and I have travelled this amazing rail journey before and each time it offers up something new and inspiring. This is a must do for all travelers in New Zealand. Leaving Christchurch we made a...  read more »
  • Whilst the Trans Alpine journey had very beautiful scenery, it was a very long one and a bit overrated. The food and coffee onboard is terrible so pack something for the journey. 
  • I picked up the package deal Ferry from Wellington and train from Picton to Christchurch.. I am extremely happy on all fronts with this. The train ride was amazing.. there were four of us traveling an...  read more »
  • This was great relaxing and scenic way to get from Christchurch to Greymouth. We were traveling to Greymouth to pick up a car to drive down to Queenstown. The train does handle luggage. The passenger cars are very comfortable with large seats, a dining car, and an open observation car. There is audio commentary provided via the free headphones that are provided. The train does make one stop at Arthurs Pass for about 5 minutes, so there is very limited time to get out and walk around. The food that is for sale is quite good and not too terribly expensive. I would definitely do this train journey again.
  • First i thought it is a little bit expensive for just a ride with the train, but it was worth it! U reach areas, u can´t reach with the bike. We had amazing weather, starting in sunny Christchurch. A long the seas u can shot so many beautiful pictures! A top in Arthur´s Pass was a lot of snow what makes it so special that you ride from the ocean into a winter wonderland in just two hours. I loved it to stay most of the time on the platform outside of the car.
  • Only rode to Arthur's Pass, but it was some of the most spectacular scenery I've ever seen, on the most comfortable train ever
  • This was simply one of the best places in New Zealand (south island), specially in winter to see all of the stunning views I've ever visited in my life so far 😀👍❄
  • Good train with beautiful scenic view and food
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