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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  • Very easy online booking and fast check in. Comfortable seats with large windows. Cafe with some basic food. Amazing scenery along the way. The train is quite fast (compared to Rocky Mountaineer) and....  more »
  • An wonderful trip, scenic plus well worth the extra, amazing food, drinks and service. First class all the way. Highly recommend as a great way to get to NZ’s fabulous West Coast with breathtaking...  more »

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