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Tranz Alpine Train Journey

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$199

South Island
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Overview

The Tranz Alpine train journey travels from the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island to the west coast, operating daily between Christchurch, Arthurs Pass and finally, Greymouth.

The Tranz Alpine train crosses the Canterbury Plains, heading west and climbing through magnificent river valleys and gorges of the Waimakariri River as it travels towards the Southern Alps for a brief stop at the alpine village of Arthurs Pass. Then the train descends through the Otira Tunnel as it heads to West Coast, passing dense rain forests of alpine beech as it makes its way to Greymouth where travellers can launch trips to Punakaiki (Pancake Rock and Blowholes) and the ever-popular Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers.

There are spaces for wheel chairs and designated public toilet for mobility-impaired passengers who can also access the café carriage from the track level using wheelchair hoists.

A hearing loop is installed in the serving area and café carriage saloon for passengers with hearing impairment.

The Tranz Alpine train offers a ‘One Class’ reserved seating, non-smoking service.

In addition to a short stop at Arthurs Pass, the Tranz Alpine train makes stops at Darfield, Rolleston, Springfield, Moana (Lake Brunner), Otira and Kokiri. Traveling from Christchurch, a day excursion to Arthurs Pass or Greymouth is possible on the Tanz Alpine train.

Sit back and experience an authentic Kiwi rail journey through the mesmerizing rugged landscape of the Southern Alps and the alpine forest scenery of the South Island.

TranzAlpine Train Journey

TranzAlpine Train Journey

Arthurs Pass

TranzAlpine Train Journey

Greymouth

Tranz Alpine Train

Tranz Alpine Train

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