On The QT

TranzAlpine railway

Blogger: Fiona

The TranzAlpine railway in New Zealand’s South Island is regarded as one of the best rail journeys in the world. Taking just 4 and a half hours to transverse the country from the Pacific Ocean at Christchurch to the Tasman Sea at Greymouth, it travels through a variety of scenery.

From the earthquake destroyed Christchurch it passes the Canterbury Plains, through river gorges, the Southern Alps, Arthur’s Pass, Alpine Fault Line and finally Lake Brunner before arriving on the stunning west coast.

Check it out from your comfy seat or the open air viewing carriage. It’s a treat in any season.


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