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TranzAlpine Train, Christchurch

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Tramway Scenic Railroad
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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  • We took the train one way to Greymouth where we picked up a rental car to drive down the west coast. Everything about the experience was great. The train was on time and comfortable, and though I woul...  more »
  • We had been advised to book a single trip and continue sightseeing down the west coast, and with hindsight i think that would have been a better option. We were constrained by staying with relatives i...  more »
  • Traveled on the TranzApline from Christchurch to Greymouth in April and really enjoyed our trip. Check in was fast and we quickly found our seats and got settled. The train was not full so we had a ta...  more »