TranzAlpine Train from Christchurch
Travel across the heart of the South Island from Christchurch to Greymouth on the west coast on what is considered to be one of the world’s great train journeys. Cross the lush Canterbury Plains, view spectacular river gorges and valleys, climbing to the high pass guarded by towering, angular mountains. Settle back in warm comfort and enjoy the breathtaking views through panoramic windows or experience the sting of icy mountain air from the open viewing platform, warming your hands on a mug of steaming hot chocolate. Descend through thick native beech to the West Coast, perhaps New Zealand’s last frontier. Your destination is Greymouth, a great base for exploring this unspoiled region with its mighty glaciers, wild rivers and famous Punakaiki pancake rocks. Stop over for a day or two and go adventuring.
End your journey in Greymouth
- Departs Christchurch - 08.15
- Departs Arthur’s Pass - 10.52
- Arrives Greymouth - 13.05
- Departs Greymouth - 14.05
- Departs Arthur’s Pass - 16.28
- Arrives Christchurch - 18.31
You'll always travel in comfort as all Kiwi Rail carriages are carpeted, centrally heated and air conditioned. Your seats recline and the panoramic windows allow you to sit back and enjoy the ever-changing views. All trains include an open air viewing area allowing for better views and to take in the clean, fresh air. All trains have a buffet carriage with a wide selection of light meals, sandwiches, snacks and beverages. All trains are licensed and offer quality local beer and wine.