The TranzAlpine scenic train journey travels between Christchurch and Greymouth and returns back to Christchurch, from one coast of New Zealand to the other and return.
The TranzAlpine journey is vacation highlight. From your carriage you’ll see the fields of the Canterbury Plains and farmland, followed by the spectacular gorges and river valleys of the Waimakariri River. Your train then climbs into the Southern Alps before descending through lush beech rain forest to the West Coast town of Greymouth,a great base for visits to Punakaiki and the always popular glaciers. (return)
All carriages include both one way seating and tabled group seating allowing you to experience the amazing views while enjoying the company of other passengers on-board. An open air viewing carriage allows you to get even closer to the stunning scenery and provides many opportunities to photograph your favourite spots. There’s a lot to look forward to!
Your round trip train journey sets off from Christchurch – New Zealand’s largest city on the South Island. The trip is 223.8 kilometres long.There are 16 tunnels, and 5 viaducts, the highest being the Staircase standing at 73 metres.
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