Canterbury Scenic Trains
When in Canterbury consider taking a scenic train to experience the wide variety of landscapes on offer. In many cases it's also a great way to get from Canterbury to another destination (check train destination routes). Some Canterbury scenic train journeys provide a cafe or food on-board as well as viewing areas and carriages with large windows to enable travellers to take in every moment.
Mobile-friendly - The Coastal Pacific train between Christchurch and Picton is a scenic feast of New Zealand, with the Kaikoura mountain ranges on one side and the rugged Pacific Ocean coastline on the other. Travel along 98km of stunning coastline, and take a break in Kaikoura to experience a whale watch tour. Daily return service over the extended summer season (December-April).
Mobile-friendly - The TranzAlpine is rated as one of the world's best train journeys, travelling between Christchurch and Greymouth, over the spectacular Southern Alps. Experience views of dramatic alpine landscapes; snow-capped mountain peaks, thrilling viaducts, braided rivers, and sub-tropical rain forests. Enjoy world class carriages featuring panoramic windows, a licensed cafe, GPS triggered commentary, and open air viewing. Daily return service.
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