Travel the South Island
Travel along the gorgeous Pacific coast and across the Southern Alps as you discover the best of New Zealand's South Island
An unforgettable South Island itinerary
Travel the South Island on our scenic New Zealand railway for an unforgettable view of our scenic South Island.
From the curated vineyards Marlborough to the rugged West Coast, travel along the blissful Pacific Coast and over the soaring Southern Alps, discover world-famous landscapes and enjoy world-class activities.
Visit the best New Zealand has to offer from the comfort of our scenic trains.
Meander through Marlborough and North Canterbury
Coastal Pacific rail itinerary
Squeezing between the sparkling Pacific Ocean and the imposing Kaikoura mountains, our Coastal Pacific Christchurch to Picton train is one of New Zealand's most beautiful journeys. Coastal Pacific also provides an easy connection for travelling Wellington to Christchurch by train.
Our Coastal Pacific train also stops at two of New Zealand's top tourist destinations: Blenheim, home to New Zealand's premium vineyards; and Kaikoura, home to NZ must-do experiences including Whale Watch Kaikoura and Dolphin Encounters.
See the sights in Kaikoura
Traverse the mighty Southern Alps
TranzAlpine rail itinerary
From Christchurch, the TranzAlpine train ventures over the vast Canterbury Plains to begin its spectacular ascent into the Southern Alps, where it earns its acclaim as one of the world's great train journeys and one of New Zealand's top attractions.
While most passengers complete the journey to Greymouth to explore the rugged West Coast beauty, Arthur's Pass National Park and Lake Brunner are two sparkling jewels of rural New Zealand and well worth visiting.