The views cutting through the south island from Christchurch to Greymouth (Tranz Alpine) were pretty stunning and was better than driving, and probably faster. Plus you get to... read more
KiwiRail Scenic Journeys offer some of the most spectacular scenery in New...
KiwiRail Scenic Journeys offer some of the most spectacular scenery in New Zealand. With three train services that span the country, each with its own unique identity, there is no better way to experience the best New Zealand has to offer. All services feature state of the art carriages including panoramic side and sky-view windows, GPS triggered at-seat commentary, a fully licensed cafe, and open air viewing decks.
The Northern Explorer (Auckland - Wellington), Coastal Pacific (Christchurch - Picton) and TranzAlpine (Christchurch - Greymouth) each offer unique travel experiences and itinerary options for individual travellers, families and small groups. Each journey begins and ends at convenient locations for onward travel. For added savings and flexibility, three kinds of Scenic Rail Passes are available, including options for travel between the North Island and South Island by Interislander ferry or Sounds Air flight.