We took the train to Greymouth as we were hiring a car and travelling around the South Island. The trip was lovely and comfortable with beautiful scenery. I managed to get some good photos in the open air carriage. You have to jostle for a...More
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I have long wanted to experience the Trans Alpine and it did not disappoint. We arrived at the station at 8.15am and boarded a clean, warm and well catered carriage with plenty of leg room and luggage space. We had requested forward travelling seats and...More
We departed Greymouth on the 2.05pm train to Christchurch. The train offers headphones and a running commentary throughout the trip. The open viewing carriage is a great idea but a little windy and chilly so wear hats and coats. If we did the trip again...More
This train ride is great, great scenery, great food, comfortable, convenient. Easy to see everything, just do it in the dat ,not being able to see would be boring, go to the observation car in the rear and ride open air , its fantastic!
Really enjoyed this trip. It can be done as a return journey in one day but we chose to overnight in Greymouth which gave us an afternoon and a morning to sightsee there. Gorgeous views although no snow..supposed to have had some falls in the...More
Every second you are onboard the train, you will be enjoying the best scenery. Im sure, this is one of the heaven on earth.
This was everything we expected. Beautifully clean carriage. Large windows. Extremely quiet and comfortable. The diverse landscapes were stunning. Mountains, ravines, fields, rivers, Lake Brunner, Arthur's Pass, stunning red rocks, bridges, tunnels. All in a day. Our hour's stop in Greymouth was interesting. Wished we...More
The train runs between Greymouth on the Wast Coast and Christchurch on the East. It travels through a wide range of scenery. The climax is the crossing of the Southern Alps. The scenery is breath-taking. There is an information-filled and interesting commentary provided through head...More
Purchasing a ticket online was simple and easy. The staff were friendly and helpful. A great way to see the land and learn the history of the South Island. Truly enjoyable.