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TranzAlpine Sightseeing Tour - Orienz International Ltd

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Address: Level 2,The Link Centre, 152 Hereford Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Scenery, scenery, scenery

The reason to go on this trip is without doubt the unique NZ scenery. Christchurch to Greymouth through Arthurs Pass. Train is comfortable and the service crew sure made the trip... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
George S
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Sydney, Australia

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The reason to go on this trip is without doubt the unique NZ scenery. Christchurch to Greymouth through Arthurs Pass. Train is comfortable and the service crew sure made the trip enjoyable. We returned the same day and in doing so only had an hour in Greymouth. If I had the opportunity again I would stay overnight or longer in... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

Departing Greymouth early afternoon we travelled to Christchurch via Tranzalpine. As the name suggests we travelled through Arthurs Pass. Breathtaking views of snow covered mountains during winter months. Photo opportunity at Arthur's Pass where passengers disembark for a short stop. The viewing car provides great views and photos also. The whole trip was amazing. Commentary is provided with ear phones... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A wonderfully scenic, comfortable trip. So many sights that we've never seen before, as we'd only done the trip by car. Seats are very comfortable. The food served on the train was of a high standard and not over priced. Views of the braided rivers, and all the scenery were fabulous.

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Thank 2sullivans
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Unfortunately this very scenic train ride is not operating as several bridges and viaducts were damaged by fire not long ago.

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Thank Pam2526
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Enjoyable way to spend the day as we meandered through the Canterbury Plains and into stunning mountains, and then out to the Coast. Time for lunch and a quick walk around Greymouth before the journey back. Comfortable seats, great opportunities for views and photos and good commentary. Well worth the trip. Will do again in the winter to see the... More 

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Thank Ali H
Christchurch
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Very comfy, great food , awesome sights. Just an absolute great trip Chch to Greymouth. The headphone commentary was was informative and learnt heaps . Went with family and young kids . Great for all ages. highly recommend .I will do the other one next time to Kaikoura ,Blenheim in the coming summer......cant wait !

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Thank HungryKiwiBro
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

fantastic scenery! far better than driving in a car, the best experience to sea coast to coast in new zealand. service was good, passengers were great fun and we enjoyed it as an absolute hightlite!

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Thank manfred h
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

the cost and the fact that, eventhough it's in the top 10 of best train trips in the world (how so, is beyond me) but this train goes into a tunnel...and a long one at that!...but wait there's more: it's the nicest part of crossing New Zealand and you're in an expensive over priced train in a tunnel. Hell, for... More 

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Thank Marcel L
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 March 2016

Was lovely to sit back and see the sights - most enjoyable. Other than on our arrival back into Chch the train stopped about 10 kms from Rolleston because it was told there was a tree over the line - we waited about an hour and there was NO tree!

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Thank ShirleyCee
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

This train trip is well worth it a must while in New Zealand a great way to see the South Island and its beauty lovely food and wines also to make sure all senses are served

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