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Tranz Alpine Train Tour
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Tranz Alpine Train Tour

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Ages 0-120, max of 7 per group
Duration: 9h
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Live guide: Japanese, English
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  • Homemade picnic lunch grown in my Vege garden.Dependent on season I bake Wholemeal Walnut bread 2 meats, cheeses, homemade salad, tomatoes , avocados , dressings and chutneys. homemade soup or dessert
  • Entry/Admission - Christchurch
  • Entry/Admission - Arthur's Pass Walking Track


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  • Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Please e mail me and arrange a rendezvous point within the city centre.
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  • I pick up from any hotel , motel or other accommodation within the 4 avenues of Christchurch. I can do pick up s further out for an additional fee. Please mail me
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      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infant seats available
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 106809P1

      • Most travellers can participate
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travellers

      • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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        Please e mail me and arrange a rendezvous point within the city centre.

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      Jan T
      6 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nov 2023 • Family
      We caught the Tranz Alpine Express from Christchurch to Greymouth in November 2023. Wonderful trip, very comfortable with good audio on head phones. The dining car was great for cups of tea and scones. The scenery was spectacular, staff very pleasant, friendly, knowledgeable and professional. The open car was so much fun and great for photography. Was worth the train fare. We did one way and then picked up cycles and rode from Greymouth to Ross over 4 days.
      Written 2 January 2024
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      Ballakatsi
      Douglas, UK38 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2024 • Couples
      We took the train from Christchurch to Greymouth and upgraded to Scenic Plus and it was one of the best things we did in our whole six weeks in New Zealand. The service from the moment we rolled out of Christchurch was excellent. The food was delicious. Cannot fault it at all. The commentary provided via headphones during the trip was informative and entertaining. We were sad to leave the train in Greymouth - we wanted to go back and see all the magnificent scenery again!
      Written 28 March 2024
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      AJMil95
      22 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2022
      Took this train from Greymouth back to Christchurch at the end of our tour of South Island. Brilliant journey. Staff pleasant and friendly, train bang on time, seats comfortable and spacious with charging points for phone etc. The buffet car had a good choice of refreshments and the optional commentary via headphones was informative. The views were amazing for the whole journey and we took advantage of the outside viewing car when advised that the most scenic section of the journey was approaching. Would definitely recommend this journey as a relaxing way of enjoying New Zealand's fantastic scenery.
      Written 28 December 2022
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      Sophie
      75 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Apr 2023 • Couples
      This is a really unique experience with amazing views, spacious seats and a good cafe car. They also offer headphones to tune into an informative audio guide of the area you are passing through. It is a long journey but definitely the best way of reaching the west coast!
      Written 16 June 2023
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      PaulS069
      Sydney, Australia259 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Well you can sit back, relax, chill and take lots of photos. The trip is about 5 hrs each way, with an hour stop at Greymouth.

      You get head phones and running recorded commentary along the way, with historical information.

      Crew are pleasant, food is very reasonably priced.

      Spoiler- Greymouth is bit boring-) don't expect too much there. Kill the hour at the pub which makes the return trip better....
      Written 11 November 2022
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      Thomas W
      Sarpsborg, Norway349 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2023
      We had to take the return trip since we had no stay in Greymouth. To be honest; Greymouth was not really the nicest place to stay overnight, but taking the trip forth and back took a long time and was a bit boring (even with dinner served on the way back). A lot of nice scenery across the ridge, but "the World´s Most Beautiful Train Ride" according to the adverts? Not very likely! To be fair; we traveled during wintertime. The nature will probably be more beautiful during spring or summer.
      Written 26 July 2023
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      Kathy W
      Auckland, New Zealand460 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Well worth doing and staying over with a trip back the next day.
      The train is comfortable with big windows and comfortable seating.
      The departure terminal is modern and a bit out from central Christchurch with small parking area.
      Food and beverages available on board or byo food. Great scenery along the journey that you don’t see on the roads. Travel through farms with open vistas of rivers and steams and of course mountains. So quintessential New Zealand and not to be missed.
      Written 11 August 2021
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      bcmerlie
      Charlotte, NC23 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nice excursion with lovely hikes. This was a great way to explore the terrain, see beautiful waterfalls and learn more about the area. Our driver, AJ, was most helpful and went above and beyond to help us.
      Written 10 March 2024
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      BoilerMakerBob
      Greenwood, IN1,110 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2012 • Friends
      Our cruise ship dropped anchor in Akaroa (instead of Lyttleton).
      In February 2011, Christchurch was rocked by a 6.1earthquake. The devastation was widespread and many buildings were damaged beyond repair or simply fell down.
      We knew that we would be unable to enter the central city, we also knew this would likely be our only trip to the area.
      So we again went to tripadvisor.com to find a local guide who could show us the beauty of the Akaroa Peninsula as well as Christchurch.
      We found Craig Rome and operates CanNZ Tours. What a great find!
      Craig greeted us warmly and drove us up to a hilltop overlook of Barry's Bay - the center of the Akaroa Peninsula.
      Craig took the "high road" over the mountain passes where we stopped at a turn out for tea!
      Craig produced a picnic table as well delightful goodies including blueberry muffins, snack cakes, and other such delicacies to accompany piping hot tea and coffee!
      As we descended into Christchurch, we stopped at an overlook where Craig described the city and the impact of the earthquake.
      We proceeded on into the central city area where Craig was able to get us within a block of the Anglican Cathedral as well as many of the other damaged buildings. At no time did we go behind any safety barriers or anything that could be even slightly dangerous - Craig just knew what was accessible and what was not.
      After this sobering view of the city, Craig treated us to a fantastic lunch at his house! He even let me help!
      We had a splendid day with Craig and only wish we could have spent more time. He treated us more like visiting friends than clients.
      I would highly recommend CanNZ to anyone visiting Akaroa or Christchurch.
      Written 27 November 2012
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      EJ_Aus
      Sydney, Australia4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Craig Rome is an excellent tour guide. We drove down to Queenstown and drove back to Christchurch. He was very knowledgeable, flexible, pleasant and informative with a great sense of humour. And it was very clear that he tried his best to show me the best of NZ in every single minute which was great.

      I would definitely recommend Craig to anyone, especially those who want to have a special customised trip for herself/himself or in a small group for New Zealand. Definitely, he will make your trip memorable and enjoyable.

      And if you are a dog lover, like me, then you MUST meet his adorable ‘Chibi’. She is absolutely beautiful, gorgeous and lovely!!
      Written 1 May 2010
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