One of New Zealand’s grandest rail journeys, the TranzAlpine takes you across the spine of the South Island into pristine wilderness and the extraordinary Southern Alps. The spectacular views of the chiseled alpine landscape will take your breath away at every turn. As you pass through rugged landscapes, an open-air viewing carriage lets you feel even closer to the stunning and ever-changing scenery.
Experience the grandeur of the magnificent gorges and river valleys of the Waimakariri River and the alpine village of Arthur’s Pass. The expansive Canterbury Plains with their patchwork fields provide another perspective of New Zealand’s heartland.
The TranzAlpine features GPS-triggered journey commentary at your seat via headphones, plus information displays and overhead HD video. The train also features a café carriage offering a range of drinks, snacks and light meals.