West Coast Scenic Trains
The West Coast is bursting with utterly dramatic glaciers and moody landscapes with the power to inspire your soul. West Coast Scenic Trains run from Christchurch to the West Coast crossing over Arthur’s Pass, wild mountain rivers, though lush rainforests showcasing some of New Zealand’s most spectacular landscapes. With only two scenic trains operational in the South Island, the West Coast’s scenic trains offer a rare and special opportunity to see and discover the amazing South Island landscapes.
West Coast scenic trains typically provide on-board cafés and food bars as well as luxury seating with large viewing windows. Board a West Coast scenic train and jug through some of New Zealand’s most internationally acclaimed landscapes.
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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