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Tranz Scenic TranzAlpine (South Island)

The TranzAlpine  Christchurch to Greymouth, rated one of the world's great scenic railway journeys!

Meeting the challenge of the mountains.

The TranzAlpine scenic train journey travels between Christchurch and Greymouth, from one coast of New Zealand to the other. From your carriage you'll see the fields of the Canterbury Plains and farmland, followed by the spectacular gorges and river valleys of the Waimakariri River. Your train then climbs into the Southern Alps before descending through lush beech rain forest to the West Coast town of Greymouth a great base for visits to Punakaiki and the always popular glaciers.

The TranzAlpine journey is an ideal weekend getaway or honeymoon vacation highlight. All carriages include both one way seating and tabled group seating allowing you to experience the amazing views while enjoying the company of other passengers on-board. An open air viewing carriage allows you to get even closer to the stunning scenery and provides many opportunities to photograph your favourite spots. There's a lot to look forward to!

Our train journey sets off from Christchurch - New Zealand's largest city on the South Island. The trip is 223.8 kilometres long and takes just four and a half hours. There are 16 tunnels, and 5 viaducts, the highest being the Staircase standing at 73 metres.

The TranzAlpine departs Christchurch and Greymouth daily. Whether you are planning a weekend getaway or a longer trip, tour New Zealand's South Island from one coast to the other by train and relax while rediscovering the uniqueness of train travel.

Daily Timetable
Christchurch depart 8.15am
Rolleston depart 8.34am
Darfield depart 8.53am
Springfield depart 9.15am
Cass depart 10.12am
Arthur's Pass depart 10.42am
Otira depart 11.03am
Jacksons depart 11.21am
Moana depart 11.47am
Kokiri depart 12.03pm
Brunner depart 12.21pm
Greymouth arrive 12.45pm
Greymouth depart 1.45pm
Brunner depart 2.05pm
Kokiri depart 2.26pm
Moana depart 2.42pm
Jacksons depart 3.07pm
Otira depart 3.33pm
Arthur's Pass depart 3.57pm
Cass depart 4.19pm
Springfield depart 5.12pm
Darfield depart 5.29pm
Rolleston depart 5.47pm
Christchurch arrive 6.05pm

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