TranzAlpine Train, Christchurch

4.3
#1 of 22 in Transportation in South Island
TranzAlpine Train takes you on the reportedly best scenic train tour in New Zealand. Ride through tunnels and viaducts, along fertile plains and an icy river, and over deep ravines. The train route goes through misty alpine mountains and thick forests of native beech. Observe the snowcapped peaks from the comfort of a top-class carriage with panoramic windows and a cafe. The train's final stop makes a good base for further exploration of the scenic highland landscape featuring wild streams, glaciers, and well-known pancake rocks. Make TranzAlpine Train a centerpiece of your Christchurch vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Christchurch travel route planning tool.
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  • Great scenery of course. Comfy seats, good range of tasty snacks / drinks, and the ride is amazingly quiet. The downside is that the train ran late all day, with (further) unexplained delays...  more »
  • A must to do while we are quietly kiwi. Some great deals during July and August do a bargain time. We had a perfect day snow and sights a plenty. Cafe on board great toliets clean. Staff efficient...  more »

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