TranzAlpine Train, Christchurch

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Must see · Tramway · Scenic Railroad
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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  • We opted for the Scenic Plus. In general the service was excellent - the crew did a fabulous job. The views were spectacular. Unfortunately though the pre-ordered gluten-free food was mostly not...  more »
  • What an amazing experience The train is clean , spacious and the staff is outstanding We opted for the full dining experience and boy oh boy it was amazing A four course meal whilst seeing the...  more »

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