Wow! Wow, is all I can say. This experience of travelling through the Southern Alps and alpine forest landscape views of the central South Island of New Zealand is a sight to behold. You can view the patchwork farmlands of the Canterbury Plains and then the Trans Alpine train winds its way over massive viaducts, spectacular gorges and the stunning Waimakariri River Valley. Then we travelled across the Southern Alps via the alpine village of Arthur’s Pass. The train then descends through a massive tunnel and the lush beech forests and past Lake Brunner to the West Coast town of Greymouth on the Tasman Sea.