KiwiRail Scenic Journeys, Christchurch

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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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  • We caught the train in Christchurch and got off in Greymouth. I gave this a 3 star for a couple of reasons. The train is very relaxing, clean and the views are beautiful. However, when reading about t...  more »
  • Wow! Views along the whole line are breathtaking. I have taken this trip five times and seen something different each time. Headphone commentary is informative, with excellent background to the format...  more »
  • We took the Northern Explorer from Wellington to Auckland Papakura. It was almost 11 hours of long journey. However it was an enjoyable trip for us as we got to snap photos from viewing coach. It is a...  more »