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TranzAlpine Train, Christchurch

(4.3/5 based on 2,000+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Our train journey was between Arthur's pass and Christchurch. A great way to experience, in comfort, the amazing local scenery....mountains, rivers, Rapids, and wildlife, where other modes of transpor...  more »
  • I'm a train enthusiast and the Tranzalpine train has long been on my bucket list. Boy, it did not disappoint! I travelled to Greymouth and return on the same day, which is a long trip, but I can guara...  more »
  • Fantastic day. Staff were great! Met a lovely, funny older couple from America. That's what I love about traveling on trains... Amassing scenery, comfortable cartridges and great company. The open vie...  more »