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Scenic Train Journeys

Wind through rolling meadows to the volcanic hinterlands of the north, voyage along the Pacific coastline beneath snow-capped mountains and traverse the magnificent Southern Alps.

Tranz Alpine

SOUTH ISLAND:  Operating between Christchurch and Greymouth

One of the world’s most spectacular train journeys crosses from coast to coast in New Zealand’s South Island.  The Tranz Alpine Scenic Rail Journey delivers spectacular scenery you simply can’t see from the road.  Along this journey you’ll see epic vistas and the striking beauty of the mighty Southern Alps, travel the edges of the ice-fed Waimakariri River and see miles of unique native beech forests.  An outdoor viewing carriage is also provided giving you the opportunity to soak in the fresh alpine air.

Coastal Pacific

SOUTH ISLAND:  Operating between Picton and Christchurch

Meandering along the Pacific Coast the Coastal Pacific Train travels breathtakingly close to the sea, where the roaring Pacific Ocean meets the rising Kaikoura mountains. The stunning Kaikōura Coastline is famous for its marine life and whale watching. Voyage through vineyards and idyllic countryside.  The Coastal Pacific train takes you along rugged coastlines, across remote beaches, between mountains and sea, on a timeless journey of breathtaking beauty.

Northern Explorer

NORTH ISLAND:  Operating between Auckland and Wellington

Experience the extremes of New Zealand’s scenery, from fertile farmlands to the volcanic peaks and sparkling coast. The Northern Explorer scenic train journey through Tongariro National Park, with its three spectacular volcanic mountains is a highlight, a place of extremes and surprises, where snow-blanketed fields, ancient lava flows and dense beech forests can be seen side by side.

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