Scenic Railroads in Christchurch

Top Scenic Railroads in Christchurch, New Zealand

Scenic Railroads in Christchurch

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6+ hours
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100% of travellers recommend this experience
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$349.00
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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96% of travellers recommend this experience
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$596.27
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Rail Tours
2–3 hours
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91% of travellers recommend this experience
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$125.00
per adult

What travellers are saying

  • anjukris
    1 contribution
    This day trip along with one to Lake Tekapo and Mt.Cook organized by NZSI were the highlights of our trip to the South Island. Mr. Anuj.K was an excellent tour guide and driver. He was very thoughtful, kind and considerate. He also clicked some great photographs of us. The hikes were refreshing and the look-out points were breathtaking. In general, the itinerary was concise and was followed to the T! We will definitely consider NZSI for future trips to the South Island.
    Written 21 December 2020
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  • Bruce and Ange
    3 contributions
    The weather was perfect, the train trip great and our guide was excellent!
    Anujk was very knowledgeable and informative, nothing was too much trouble, he looked after us very well, we highly recommend any tour with Anujk as your guide
    Written 2 April 2022
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  • Shamama1
    Christchurch, New Zealand13 contributions
    We have been meaning to do this for years and we finally got around to it! We had a wonderful experience from the minute we stepped on the tram. Accomodating and friendly service. The food was to die for, cooked to perfection and really couldn’t fault it at all. My husband did the wine pairing with it and loved it, great value for money. Would absolutely do this again and recommend to friends.
    Written 5 December 2021
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  • Kathy W
    Auckland, New Zealand345 contributions
    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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  • Treena
    1 contribution
    Thank you Kevin for our wonderful day, and for going that extra mile to describe all of the surroundings to Charlie who is blind, we learnt so many new things because of your extensive knowledge of the area. Otira Hotel was such a great experience. If your considering doing this tour then go for it! You will not be disappointed. visiting the farm of Trevor and Heather was such a delight.
    Written 17 July 2021
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  • Throngil
    Singapore, Singapore18 contributions
    Great tour!

    Customer service (by Mary and Marie) were excellent from start to end, be it it terms of enquiring about accomm or refunding or activities.

    The guide (Summer) was extremely helpful, often going to extra mile to lend a special touch (arranging for Christmas dinner & decorations).

    Highly recommended to read description of details of the various add-ons. E.g., the LoTR 4-wheel drive half-day drove to Glenorchy, which had spectacular views, is an add-on; a coach-cruise-coach to Milford Sound is a full day (about 9-9), etc.

    Similarly for accommodations, be aware and adjust your expectations accordingly. However, all the places I stayed in were clean.

    If you plan to do weather-dependent activities (e.g., heli-hikes), plan for wet/adverse weather activities is not a bad idea.
    Written 12 January 2020
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