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Reviewed 23 July 2019

Wow what a wonderful experience staff were fantastic and friendly from check in to boarding all were great. The view was amazing, snow capped mountains and green pastures. Again service for coffee was outstanding. Lunch was very nice and the little break in the middle to stretch legs just right. On time at Greymouth with car hire services in the station. A perfect 10 out of 10.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 21 July 2019

There isnt seating indoors at Greymouth station whilst you are waiting for the train but you can book bas in and there is a short stroll to several cafes for a coffee. Train trip was scenic and very smooth train ride. Seat swere very comfortable and carriages warm in July. Out door veiwing platform was great for taking photos and food on board was resonably priced and enjoyable. We had our evening meal on board before arriving in Christchurch.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 17 July 2019

This is without doubt the best way to see the Mountain ranges and the spectacular Waimaikariri River - great commentary available and superb staff on board to ensure everyone is happy. will do again

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Fay H
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Reviewed 14 July 2019 via mobile

After having read the rave reviews about the train trip we booked a return day ticket and we were not impressed with the ride nor the scenery. While the booking process was easy and the seats were comfortable but truly, anyone who has seen the real Alps or the Rockies will not be impressed at all by the size, the views or the vistas afforded on the trip. The train traveled at a very slow pace and was over an hour late in arriving to Greymouth and to Christchurch. Frankly, it was a real bore and there was absolutely nothing to see in Greymouth. Very disappointing.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 13 July 2019

Is a nice relaxing way to avoid a days driving. Timeframe is just long enough as by the end my boys aged 6&9 were a little bored and restless. Very comfortable seating, pretty good cafe car. If purchasing tickets outside of NZ, do some research as it will save you money.
If picking up a hire car in Greymouth, send someone from your family to get your bags and another to go inside and get the car, as nearly everyone else is picking up a car as well, so gets busy

Date of experience: July 2019
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