Christchurch Scenic Trains
Christchurch is a gloriously beautiful city boasting the scenic Banks Peninsular, long sandy beaches and peaceful Botanical Gardens. Christchurch Scenic Train Journeys are a superb way of seeing and exploring the wondrous beauty of the South Island. Explore the incredible, unspoilt mountainous beauty of the Southern Alps with the Tranzalpine scenic train, or discover the stunning valleys and rugged coastlines of Kaikoura on the Coastal Pacific scenic train. Some Christchurch scenic trains may provide café and food on board as well as the option of first or second class tickets.
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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