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Relaxing and scenic

We took the tranzalpine train from Greymouth to Christchurch. The the coach was very comfortable... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
george J
Ballantine, Montana
What an experenance

Absolutely fabulous. We do Airbnb in Huntly and for those guests who are heading to the South... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2018
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

We took the tranzalpine train from Greymouth to Christchurch. The the coach was very comfortable with lots of room I'm going through the Southern Alps was quite enjoyable and very scenic. We got variety of weather from rain to snow which made the mountains even...More

Thank george J
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Absolutely fabulous. We do Airbnb in Huntly and for those guests who are heading to the South Island I show them the photos and advise them it is a trip not to miss out on

Thank Sandie_C_13_13
Reviewed 18 September 2018

No snow on the ground but plenty on the peaks,a brilliant sunny day to Greymouth in a nice relaxing chair with a view.

Thank Phil P
Reviewed 7 September 2018

I absolutely loved this trip. I love trains so spent the best part of the journey on the open platform. The sound of the engines and the amazing scenery make this trip a must do. The carriages are extremely comfortable and quiet with large windows...More

Thank Kiwihen5
Reviewed 18 August 2018

We were lucky enough to be given a return trip on the Tranzalpine with an overnight stay in Greymouth. The carriage was comfortable with wonderful views. We went down to the observation car but the views were just as good from the carriage. The commentary...More

Thank bloveydovey
Reviewed 13 August 2018

I'm a Kiwi and when I told my friends I was going on the TranzAlpine from Christchurch to Greymouth hardly any of them had done the trip. Now that I've shared my photos with them, they all want to go! This is an awesome train...More

Thank Kylie H
Reviewed 10 August 2018

We took the trip across from Christchurch as part of a tour. We were shown to our comfortable seats ans relaxed watching the plains go by. The weather was rainy and foggy for most of the trip so the views were limited (this was in...More

Thank AllanOrewa
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Visited on Saturday 12th May. We were lucky to be in Greymouth to see the TranzAlpine arrive and then followed it further along the track to see them change the engines to the other end and head back into the station ready for its return...More

1  Thank Michael-4551
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Great views from Christchurch to Arthurs Pass. Plenty of room to move about. Good commentary via headphones Good food choices. Not too badly priced .

Thank Lynn N
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Enjoyed this 4 hour ride with some lovely scenery. Open air carriage was great for some parts. Very nice comfortable train with roomy seat area & decent range of food in dining car. The river was quite low flowing and the snow level was ok...More

Thank christine c
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