TranzAlpine winter journey across the Waimakariri River

TranzAlpine winter tales from $89

Voyage into a winter wonderland, high in the snow-capped Southern Alps, on a fairytale adventure aboard New Zealand's world-famous TranzAlpine train

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Experience one of the world's greatest train journeys aboard our TranzAlpine™ train.

Book your beautiful seat in our Scenic Class or make it an experience to savour in our Scenic Plus Class today.

Journey highlights

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Experience the South Island’s striking natural landscape by taking a train between Christchurch and Greymouth. Along this journey you’ll see epic vistas, travel the edges of the ice-fed Waimakariri River, traverse the Southern Alps, and see miles of native beech forest.

The TranzAlpine is one of the world's great train journeys covering 223 kilometres (139 miles) one-way, taking just under 5 hours. You’ll traverse the majestic Canterbury Plains, to the backdrop of the mighty Southern Alps - the journey of a lifetime.


Travel Information

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TranzAlpine Timetable

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TranzAlpine Stations

Our TranzAlpine Christchurch to Greymouth train stops at several remote stations, including Arthur's Pass and Moana
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The TranzAlpine Journey

Ascend the Southern Alps on one of the world's greatest train journeys
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