Considered one of the world's greatest train journeys, travel coast-to-coast through New Zealand's Southern Alps on board the TranzAlpine train

South Island, New Zealand

Take in the spectacular landscape of the Canterbury Plains, Southern Alps and West Coast glacier country on this five-hour scenic train journey between Christchurch and Greymouth. Available in either direction, the winding track passes through natural and engineering marvels such as the Staircase Viaduct, Waimakariri River, Cass and Craigieburn High Country and Lake Brunner. For the ultimate experience, your Scenic Plus ticket includes premium onboard dining that showcases fresh produce and wines from the Canterbury and West Coast regions and access to the exclusive Open-Air carriage where you'll enjoy fresh mountain air and breathtaking views of the mountains, gorges, rivers and lakes. With a stop available at the picturesque Arthur's Pass station, you may wish to combine your train journey with an all-inclusive luxury stay at Wilderness Lodge Arthur's Pass or Flockhill Lodge.

Getting here

The TranzAlpine Scenic Train is available in either direction, commencing in Christchurch in the east, or Greymouth on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island. Enquire about customising your journey with luxury lodge stays and nature-based experiences at either end of the track, or the mid-way point at Arthur's Pass.

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The TranzAlpine service operates daily between late September and early May, and from Fridays to Mondays only during the cooler months.

Note: This experience is only available when booked with accommodation or a Walk into Luxury Journey that includes time on New Zealand's South Island. Refer to the suggested combinations below or contact us for further private journey options.

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