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TranzAlpine - Christchurch to Greymouth
Journey from Christchurch to Greymouth via the Arthur’s Pass National Park aboard the spectacular TranzAlpine train. From the fertile Canterbury Plains to the towering peaks of the Southern Alps and on to the untamed natural wilderness of the west coast, this is one of the world’s most picturesque rail journeys.
- Style: Rail
- Duration: Approx 4.5 hours
- Starts in: Christchurch
Guide Price £106
- Stunning rail journeys
- Spectacular scenery
- Panoramic windows & open air viewing
Experience the full breadth of the South Island’s striking natural landscape on this stunning inland rail journey. Between Christchurch and Greymouth, the TranzAlpine crosses fertile plains and soaring viaducts as its route follows the ice-fed Waimakariri River through mighty gorges and river valleys. As the train climbs into the Southern Alps, at every turn you will be treated to spectacular vistas of awe-inspiring alpine landscapes from the comfort of your seat. Continue through Arthur’s Pass National Park and descend into the west coast’s subtropical native beech rainforest, passing the shores of beautiful Lake Brunner en route to your journey’s end in coastal Greymouth. Carriages have reclining seats, headphone sockets with onboard commentary, panoramic windows and also an open air viewing area so you won’t miss a thing! The journey takes approximately 4.5hrs one way and you can choose to return to Christchurch the same day or continue your tour of New Zealand by collecting a car in Greymouth. The journey is also available in the opposite direction. Duration: approx 4.5hrs.
Departs:Christchurch daily Fri - Mon.
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