New Zealand Rail - Tranzalpine
Climb aboard one of the world's most famous train journeys.
Cross the fertile farmlands of the Canterbury Plains, and enjoy thrilling vistas over deep gorges as you travel alongside the ice-fed Waimakariri River. Traverse the mighty Southern Alps, where spectacular views of the chiselled alpine landscape will take your breath away at every turn.
Descend through thick stands of native beech forest to your destination, Greymouth – a great base for exploring this unspoiled region with its mighty glaciers, wild rivers and famous Punakaiki pancake rocks.
Make it a day trip, or perhaps extend your trip to an overnight package with accommodation and activities.
From Christchurch 8.15am, arrive Greymouth 1.05pm
From Greymouth 2.05pm, arrive Christchurch 6.31pm
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