TranzAlpine Open-air Viewing Carriage

Take a stroll into the mountains by exploring our Open-air Viewing Carriage

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TranzAlpine in the hills of Avoca
TranzAlpine in the Snow at Cass


Take a stroll into the mountains 

Stretch your legs with a stroll to our Open-air Viewing Carriage for a unique perspective of our beautiful Southern Alps. 

Located in our Scenic Class, our Open-air Viewing Carriage teems with excitement on a busy day as spectators gasp and fingers point at the breathtaking sights. 

Picture perfect

Originally, our Open-air Viewing Carriage was simply a chance to get closer to the spectacular views. But today it is renowned for delivering those picture-postcard shots of the mountains, with no glass or lighting to obstruct your views.

So if you are a keen photographer, then you should definitely explore our Open-air Viewing Carriage during your Scenic Plus experience.


Overlooking Lake Sarah on the TranzAlpine
Mountain high on the TranzAlpine in Cragieburn
Snowy mountains loom of the TranzAlpine at Cragieburn



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