TranzAlpine Train, Christchurch

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TranzAlpine Train takes you on the reportedly best scenic train tour in New Zealand. Ride through tunnels and viaducts, along fertile plains and an icy river, and over deep ravines. The train route goes through misty alpine mountains and thick forests of native beech. Observe the snowcapped peaks from the comfort of a top-class carriage with panoramic windows and a cafe. The train's final stop makes a good base for further exploration of the scenic highland landscape featuring wild streams, glaciers, and well-known pancake rocks. Plan your TranzAlpine Train visit and explore what else you can see and do in Christchurch using our Christchurch travel itinerary maker.
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  • August 16, 2017
    The trans alpine is a great adventure running between Christchurch and Greymouth year round. The best and most popular time to do the trip is in winter when typically you get breath taking views of th...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Highly recommended, especially in the middle of winter. Fantastic views of the Arthur's Pass National Park and surrounding mountains. Great seats and staff. The food selection can be improved and more...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    We were staying in Christchurch and decided to do a day trip with the TranzAlpine Train. We boarded the at 8:15am, and instead of going all the way to Greymouth (which would take about 4 hrs), we got ...  more »

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