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Reviewed 18 June 2019

We were supposed to have boarded this train from Arthur Pass to Christchurch; however due to heavy snowfall at Arthur Pass, our Bus was not allowed to reach Arthur Pass. I believe the scenic beauty during the journey is mesmerising.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 18 June 2019

An amazing journey in a comfortable, warm and clean train. The carriages were roomy and the large windows were great for seeing the wonderful scenery. Having access to the open viewing carriage ensured you could get some great photos. The onboard dining car was great with surprisingly good prices for drinks/snacks for the journey. Would highly recommend this trip. It would make quite a long day if you did the return journey in one go but we stayed overnight in Greymouth and returned the next day which was really good.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 17 June 2019 via mobile

Okay, I cannot stress how awesome this voyage is! We started in Christchurch and went all the way to Greymouth. The sights are breathtaking and you truly see so many different landscapes. The train was comfortable and they had some very helpful narration in the headsets that give you insight on the history of the different stops. Loved this experience and would highly recommend to anyone wanting to see the South Island’s diverse and beautiful landscape!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Sammiches
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Reviewed 16 June 2019

We arrived at Arthur's Pass and took the TranzAlpine back to Christchurch,the day was rainy and cold,but the train was warm and very comfortable,with very little rocking and shaking you about,everywhere you looked the sights of mountains and wonderful mountain streams.I recommend this train trip to everyone.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank possumtan981
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Reviewed 15 June 2019

Our tour rode the train through marvelous scenery to Arthurs Pass. We took our bus back, another route, through more great scenery. This was a nice way to see the countryside or to get to the mountains.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank MkTrekker
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