Below you will find examples from our repertoire of countless great experiences.
A ride on one of the most famous trains in the world, the TranzAlpine, is legendary. This famous train journey begins in Christchurch on the east coast of the South Island with a foray into the vast patchwork quilts of Canterbury, one of New Zealand’s most important agricultural regions. Across the plain you arrive in Springfield, where the Southern Alps rise out of the plain like megalithic skyscrapers, forming a seemingly impenetrable barrier. You can enjoy the view of the enchanting landscape from fully glazed and sometimes even open carriages.
One of New Zealand’s most scenic train journeys, alongside the TranzAlpine, is a journey on Coastal Pacific. Sit back and drift between mountains and seas, along rugged coastlines, through vineyards and along secluded beaches. Your journey takes you along the Pacific Coast from Picton to Christchurch. The train snakes breathtakingly close to the sea, where the roaring Pacific Ocean meets the soaring Kaikōura Mountains. If you now catch a glimpse of dolphins, seals, seagulls and the occasional whale, then the 5-hour trip is guaranteed to be one of your highlights.