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“Amazing scenery”
Review of TranzAlpine

TranzAlpine
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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 a delight in itself. In addition to seated cars and a dining car, it also provides several open air cars where you can stand, enjoy the fresh air, and take pictures of the landscape without window glass obstructing your view. As a photographer, I really appreciated that and spent much of my time there. You can enjoy lunch, a variety of beverages (alcoholic and non), and even tasty ice cream while you watch the scenery pass by. There isn't a better way to take in the natural beauty of New Zealand than this!

Thank Sharon H
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