TranzAlpine Train, Christchurch

4.3
#1 of 23 in Transportation in South Island
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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  • Service was excellent, unfortunately our journey on the train was stopped at Arthur’s Pass due to a large slip which blocked the line. We were transferred to buses and proceeded to Greymouth. A partia...  more »
  • We had to catch a bus from Greymouth to Arthur’s Pass due to a landslide. It was impressive that we received some refund on the trip due to this. They then provided buses to the pass and then boarded ...  more »
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