TranzAlpine Audio Commentary

Learn all about New Zealand while you travel by plugging into our Scenic Class Audio Commentary

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Learn the stories of our land

We are passionate about New Zealand and we want you to step off our trains with an intimate knowledge of our land and our culture. 

While you gaze out of the window, our GPS triggered commentary provides a seamless stream of stories, narratives and facts about the places outside your window. 

You can connect with the history and stories of New Zealand by tuning into our audio commentary system on all three of our Scenic Class services, including the Northern Explorer, Coastal Pacific and TranzAlpine.


Connect to our stories

The audio commentary system is mounted in the arm of your chair. To make the most of the system, we recommend packing a nice pair of comfortable headphones with a mini-jack connector. The commentary is in both English and Mandarin.

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Experience Scenic Class

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Explore our Scenic Class Carriages

Settle down for the journey of a lifetime, with huge panoramic windows and comfy reclined seating
Explore our carriage
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Take a break in our Cafe

Explore our Scenic Cafe, where you'll find hot and cold food and drinks to feast upon along with the views
Explore the Cafe
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Explore the mountains

Become immersed in our epic mountain scenery by stepping out into our TranzAlpine Open-air Viewing Carriage
Explore outdoors