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“What a Journey!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of KiwiRail Scenic Journeys

KiwiRail Scenic Journeys
Christchurch Railway Station, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 4-495 0775
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Ranked #22 of 108 Activities in Christchurch
Type: Adventure
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Owner description: KiwiRail Scenic Journeys offer some of the most spectacular scenery in New Zealand. With three train services that span the country, each with its own unique identity, there is no better way to experience the best New Zealand has to offer. All services feature state of the art carriages including panoramic side and sky-view windows, GPS triggered at-seat commentary, a fully licensed cafe, and open air viewing decks. The Northern Explorer (Auckland - Wellington), Coastal Pacific (Christchurch - Picton) and TranzAlpine (Christchurch - Greymouth) each offer unique travel experiences and itinerary options for individual travellers, families and small groups. Each journey begins and ends at convenient locations for onward travel. For added savings and flexibility, three kinds of Scenic Rail Passes are available, including options for travel between the North Island and South Island by Interislander ferry or Sounds Air flight.
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“What a Journey!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

This was one journey from Christchurch to Greymouth that lived beyond our expectations. The train is neat, clean and luxurious. The views en-route were breathtaking. There is a special bogey without glass windows from where you can take photographs. Total value for money!

Visited April 2013
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“the most spectacular scenes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We took the Tranzalpine from Christchurch to the Franz Josef Glaciers - The views that you get to experience on this train are just breath taking!!! We loved it - not a moment of napping on the train. Just keep the camera ready as the pics you will get are truely spectacular. The train is very comfortable and the Cafe on board has a decent selection. A really great experience to have on South Island.

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