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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  • Well rats—the “Great Journeys” commercials (about the Transalpine and Northern Express railroad trips) shows sunlit railroad cars and sunlit mountains and waterways accompanied by Italian opera. The e...  more »
  • My husband and I traveled to New Zealand, a once in a lifetime event! We loved this train trip! It went through rainforests, snow covered mountains, lakes, rivers, and more! It had an open car to take...  more »
  • We drove this route three years ago and it was amazing. I was disappointed with this trip as much as the views are lovely you don't see anything that stands out. Very disappointed.  more »

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