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. Make TranzAlpine Train a centerpiece of your Christchurch vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Christchurch travel route planning tool .
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  • The train ride was clean, organized and worth doing but I had the wrong impression that this was going to be the best, most scenic train ride in the world. I got that wrong. It was impressive to consi...  more »
  • One of the highlights of New Zealand. Spectacular scenery across the Southern Alps. The train had large windows, viewing platforms for easier photography, and the seats were comfortable  more »
  • We were to be traveling with a group of other people and met them as we boarded the train. This was a wonderful way to relax, walk about and chat while watching amazing scenery. The eating car was beh...  more »

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