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Address: Addington Railway Station | Troup Drive, Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 4-495 0775
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Description: 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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The scenery is amazing. Seeing the world's best braided shingled rivers going through the gorges is breath taking. The train was warm and comfortable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

The scenery is amazing. Seeing the world's best braided shingled rivers going through the gorges is breath taking. The train was warm and comfortable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We were really looking forward to this train trip & it lived up to expectations. The train was clean the windows large the commentary informative & the staff polite. It was just a shame no one told the weather to behave. What I can only imagine as jaw dropping views were obscured by the rain clouds so our photos weren't... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

What a fabulous way to see some of New Zealand's best scenery! We left from the Christchurch Railway Station bound for Greymouth through the Southern Alps in July. The weather wasn't the best on our trip, but it didn't really detract from the journey as the landscape was continually changing..almost evolving. If we did the trip again (and would love... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This was the most majestic train trip. The snow capped mountains, the glistening divers, sun shining. We had the perfect day! The train was so comfortable, clean and tidy. The staff were friendly and attentive and I would definitely say I can now see why this is one of the too 100 things to do in the world. I personally... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Travelled in July (lots of snow) from Greymouth to Christchurch. Left Greymouth at 1:45 on time. Sun poured through the windows of the train as we headed out. About 1 hour into the trip it started to cloud over and oddly the scenery became even more intense with the greying sky. There is a travelling car at the back of... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

There really is no better way to take in the NZ scenery. The multiple hour trip between Greymouth and Christchurch offers up countless awe-inspiring destinations which will have to snapping photos until your fingers bleed. Cliffs, waterfalls, lakes, vast greenery, you name it, this train ride will present it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We started in Greymouth and ended in Christchurch. The train was great and they provide headsets for a constant flow of information on the area. Unfortunately the weather wasn't the best and since it was July the last hour or so were in the dark (part of this was because the train departed late). I've heard the portion closer to... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We used a grab one which gave us the tickets a nights accommodation and a rental car. Very good value. The trip on the train was great. There was a commentary, comfy seats , a well priced food in the cafe car. But as Internet is not available most of the trip you need cash for cafe purchases. The history... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We just took the train this morning and would definitely recommend it. The train starts at 815 am and reaches grey mouth around one pm, and it includes a shuttle to Franz Josef as well. The train is clean, seats comfortable and the food quite nice and reasonable. Staff are friendly. The views are excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

How awesome was this journey! Full of history, the most spectacular scenery and the road less traveled!

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Address: Addington Railway Station | Troup Drive, Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 4-495 0775
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch

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