TranzAlpine Train, Christchurch

4.3
#1 of 21 in Transportation in South Island
Must see · 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. 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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  • Great train ride, nice food onboard and lovely staff. We stayed overnight would suggest hire a car for 24hrs and drive down the coast.  more »
  • We booked the scenic plus ticket, which included sensational food and drinks. From breakfast, morning tea, lunch, and a cheeseboard to finish nearing Greymouth, with amazing attentive service from...  more »

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