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The TranzAlpine is a long-distance train between Christchurch and Greymouth, from one coast of New Zealand to the other. Unlike normal passenger trains, the TranzAlpine is designed to provide a window to New Zealand's best scenery, with large...more
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Addington Railway Station | Troup Drive, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 4-495 0775
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had originally planned to get the train from Greymouth to Christchurch but due to a landslide, a coach replaced the train from Greymouth to Arthur’s Pass and we caught the train from Arthur’s Pass to Christchurch. Unfortunately, although the view was great, we were...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank tinky321
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The TranzAlpine experience is spectacular Scenery in Summer AND Winter is awe inspiring Didn’t know The Colourful History of the Province till I heard the commentary in the trip You receive a headset with a guided tour commentary The seats are comfy .. food terrific...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing trip. Definitely once in a lifetime. the train was very comfortable and the views were spectacular.

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Date of experience: October 2019
Thank eileendave
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked online. Arrived at the christchurch (Addington) station early. Staff super friendly, and helpful. We had luggage to be loaded, which was tagged. We then kept the luggage and moved it to outside the luggage carriage when the train arrived, ready for loading. All seats...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Teresa W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This train trip is a must, the scenery along the way is breathtaking , the seats were very comfortable . Food and drinks were available. By far the highlight of the trip is the absolutely awesome scenery must be right up there with some of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Peter S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this as a return day trip to Kaikoura and it was a great trip, big windows on both sides so everyone can see. Good food and drinks on the Train offer, staff were very friendly. We had about 4 hours in Kaikoura so...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank rhonda365
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well presented accommodations and excellent viewing windows but for a tourist/ exhibition train you'd think they might have used a smarter locomotive or two. On Train Manager/ Commentator was boring, monotone and only just audible. Wasn't helped by overexcited children in our carriage. Begs the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Mr_Mrs_Muttley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was great traveling in the kiwi train and the commentary was good and informative. The book offered there talks about newzea history and was relaxing journey. Couldn't use my credit card since there was no network. The headphone given had a broken jack so...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank sathish k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Travelled end Sept so was fortunate to see snow on the mountains. Service was great, did not use the cafe however the staff brought ice creams around for purchase. The observation car was too cold and windy so decided to stay in our seats which...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank jetsetter1960
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took TranzAlpine same day return journey from Christchurch to Greymouth & back to Christchurch. It was an incredible train ride. The New Zealand landscapes I saw from the train were very beautiful. The seats were extremely comfortable. Their café was good & the food...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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14 October 2019|
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Response from Jennifer L | Reviewed this property |
Travelling on the train is a different experience than travelling by car. Either way, you'll enjoy a beautiful scenery. We did the trip there and back in one day and it was too much. You would need to check with... More
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9 September 2019|
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Response from 14marilynb | Reviewed this property |
Hi ... It may be best to ring them or email them. At least if you have a phone conversation it can be clarified Phone: 0800 TRAINS (0800 872 467) International: +64 4 495 0775
Daniël O
5 September 2019|
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Response from GJWNZ | Reviewed this property |
The scenery is great but take something to keeps the children busy!