New Zealand holidays
The TranzAlpine has been voted one of the most scenic rail journeys in the world, and operates between Christchurch and Greymouth on the west coast. This 4.5-hour journey can be taken in either direction or as a return journey in the same day. The scenery changes throughout the trip, as you pass the farmlands of the Canterbury Plains, travel alongside glacier-fed rivers and cross deep gorges. The track traverses the imposing Southern Alps, providing breathtaking views across soaring alpine landscapes, and descends through thick beech forests. From Greymouth, the west coast can be explored with good access to the Franz Josef and Fox glaciers. This train is a great addition to any itinerary, showcasing the diverse scenery of New Zealand.