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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  • It is one of the worlds top six train journeys to see scenic beauty. Southern alps beauty is mesmerizing and one of the best ways is to take this train journey. Food is available on payment  more »
  • If you only had one day to see all the facets of the South Island's incredible scenery, this is it. We started in Greymouth and headed to Christchurch, about four and a half hours in total. Scenery...  more »
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