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TranzAlpine Train

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Address: Addington Railway Station | Troup Drive, Christchurch, New Zealand
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The TranzAlpine scenic train journey travels between Christchurch and...

The TranzAlpine scenic train journey travels between Christchurch and Greymouth, from one coast of New Zealand to the other. From the comfort of world class carriages 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 majestic Southern Alps to Arthurs Pass National Park, before descending through lush beech rainforest to the West Coast town of Greymouth - a great base for visits to Punakaiki and the always-popular glaciers. All services feature state award winning carriages including panoramic side and sky-view windows, GPS triggered at-seat commentary, a fully licensed cafe, and open air viewing decks.

The TranzAlpine operates a daily return service throughout the year.

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One of the best rail journeys on the planet !!!!!

Regardless of the season....Spring Summer Fall and Winter. This trip has wonderful vistas for you to enjoy. Start at the Tower Junction Christchurch station or along the way... read more

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Darfield, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Regardless of the season....Spring Summer Fall and Winter. This trip has wonderful vistas for you to enjoy. Start at the Tower Junction Christchurch station or along the way ...all the way thorough to Greymouth. Stop at Arthur's Pass and the alpine wonders of the the Southern Alps.

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Guam
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this train ride was a highlight of our two day visit to Christchurch. Well worth the time and effort due to the comfort and the nice views along the way. There's a dining car as well but we did not visit it. The last car is open air and good for taking pictures.

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Timaru
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a fantastic train ride. Views are incredible,we did this trip some years ago now. My wife and I just loved the experience.on arrival to the West Coast it was raining hard,we were looking for a taxi and a lady driving past stopped and asked us if she could help.I said we are looking for a hotel but did not... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

from the comfortable seating, good food, great views, excellent service...what a train trip. Should be done by everyone to get a great travel experience.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was very disappointed and annoyed to arrive at Christchurch railway station at 7.15 am to board the Tranzalpine for what we believed would be an exceptional experience,only to be greeted by two lovely coach drivers who told us to load our suitcases on their coach as the train would only be going to Arthurs Pass and the rest of the... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved this trip - leaving a grey, misty Christchurch and entering the mountains by train - much of which isn't accessible by car - was great. Constant photo opportunities all the way to Greymouth.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the highlights of our time on the South Island of NZ was going on the TranzAlpine scenic rail trip from Greymouth to Christchurch. We have been on several "best rail trips in the world". We found TranzAlpine accommodations were what we'd expect from one of "the best": obviously, a great, scenic route; new, spanking-clean tour "carriages" with big... More 

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Thank KurtAndWendy
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It's a very beautiful ride, and something I loved about NZ. During my trip, in the rear open air viewing cars the smell of diesel is overpowering. I hope they are able to find cleaner fuel to use for the trip, it feels uncomfortable to be part of throwing so much pollution into the nature while you are enjoying the... More 

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With a clear day free, we pre booked a trip on the Tranz Alpine train, whilst a long day approx 10hrs, there is plenty to admire across the route, a good refreshment car, a good hour break on turnaround before returning. The scenery seen throughout the day was stunning. If you have a spare day then this trip is well... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very comfortable day trip. We were lucky that the train just start service again after some bush fire. It is a must do list in Christchurch and highly recommended by travel guide. Love it.

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