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TranzAlpine Train, Christchurch

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#1 of 7 in Transportation in Canterbury Region
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 travelled to West Coast 25/7/17 and returned 26/7/17. Carriages well appointed and comfortable.Scenery excellent.We were lucky to have crystal clear day 25/7 for perfect viewing.Track delays made a...  more »
  • Hoping to see a winter wonder land but the snow does not hang round long ☹️ great service great snack food, good commentary on head phones (not always a clear signal) recommended way to to travel.  more »
  • After hearing about it for ages we finally decided to do the TranzAlpine in the first week of June. As we live in Auckland, we flew to Christchurch just for this experience over a weekend. Which meant...  more »

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