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TranzAlpine

Greymouth, New Zealand
+64 9-583 5780
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A scenic masterpiece on rails

I must confess up front that we have enjoyed the best world-class alpine railways Switzerland can... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
DaiWynn
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Victoria, Australia
Wonderful way to soak in amazing scenery in a short time.

Firstly I caught the intercity coach from Nelson to Greymouth which was a 6 hour journey through... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2018
dianam1937
,
Exeter, United Kingdom
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“arthur's pass” (3 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Greymouth, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I must confess up front that we have enjoyed the best world-class alpine railways Switzerland can offer. The Tranzalpine Express is up there with the European legends. The carriages are modern, with panoramic glass, comfortable seating and en route commentary via headsets. Staff are helpful...More

Thank DaiWynn
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

Firstly I caught the intercity coach from Nelson to Greymouth which was a 6 hour journey through wonderful scenery including rain forest , mountains and seas. The driver was extremely informative and the coach comfortable. I then boarded the transalpine at Greymouth. Seats were very...More

Thank dianam1937
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Wonderful service, and wonderful scenery coupled with a very articulate and informative commentary. This was a most relaxing way to see a unique part of the country. We stayed over at Greymouth and came back the following day

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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

We had taken a 6 day driving tour of South Island. So a chance to take a leisurely ride from Greymouth to Christchurch was welcome. We had a nice ride with interesting commentary and we had pre-ordered some food and an activity kit for my...More

Thank James N
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

I have taken the TranzAlpine trip twice--once from Christchurch to Greymouth and once from Greymouth to Christchurch. Both trips were exceptional and not to be missed! Three years ago we took the train starting at Christchurch. This starting point had the advantage of being able...More

Thank Florida-Traveler-US
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Stunning trip with amazing scenery. We travelled from Greymouth to Christchurch through the mountains and Arthur's Pass. It was Four and Half hour journey but worth it. Check in with suitcases was nice and simple. A must do trip in New Zealand from Cristchurch or...More

Thank Rameshlcfc
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Would like to do again in winter when snow around. Very diverse scenery. Excellent commentary via headphones. The outside viewing section can get abit crowded and not much room walking up and down isles. Cafe food average but priced ok. Took food onboard on way...More

Thank Nadine T
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

A wonderful trip, if you have plenty of time. The trip through mountains across rivers and gorges is spectacular. Beautiful scenery that would be difficult to see by car.

Thank Jane N
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

This 4 1/2-hour train ride from Greymouth on the west coast travels past the lakes and riverbeds, through the mountains, over Arthur's Pass, and down through the mountains and river valleys to Christchurch on the east coast. The scenery is incomparable and the train is...More

Thank Sharon H
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