Unbelievably bad experience.... Nothing wrong with the train trip if you are a train buff but really the entire trip ran along side what was later described as dead rivers ( the king and queen rivers ) this was only mentioned after we shelled out the $260 fare and were on board the train and rolling. The first thing you notice is this disgusting orange yellow stained water and banks which have been killed by the the copper mine trailing from Queenstown. don't believe the glossy photos they have been photo shopped..... If you want to see the utter destruction of a wilderness region go for it!! The stops were boring and inadequate with toilets that would make you dry reach. I do feel sorry for locals who rely on it but this is false and misleading advertising, save your money for the Gordon River cruise for the same price.