Tranz Alpine Train

Tranz Alpine Train

TranzAlpine

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68 Rankers Reviews

63 Face-to-Face

8 Rail

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South IslandCanterburyChristchurch

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Steve Sopota

Ranking: 4/10

No where as spectacular as the train journey from Auckland to Wellington. Plus breakdowns meant we were running 3 hours late and consequently were travelling at least 2 and a half hours in the dark missing the scenery we booked the trip to see.
Can’t recommend this on.
Steve Sopota

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Fanny Hacquart

France

Ranking: 5/10

Train is pretty comfortable, but even one way was too expensive for what the brochure said about the scenic experience. Good coffee though.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Jill Stebbing

England

Ranking: 7/10

We got the train from Springfield rather than paying to go through the suburbs and Christchurch which was a good idea. Enjoyed the trip, great views, especially from the observation carriages but then you could not listen to the commentary. There was no notification that the train was running over an hour late on return - a notice could have been posted at the station.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Petru

Romania

Ranking: 10/10

Best train trip I have experienced in my life so far. Stunning views!! Would definitely recommend this to any traveller in New Zealand as it is really a unique journey.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Amadeus van Schie

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

I travelled from Greymouth to Christchurch. A great and comfortable journey over the New Zealand Alps. Open air carriage is perfect for taking photos. Not a cheap adventure though.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Clare Lambley

England

Ranking: 8/10

Comfortable carriages with clean windows for taking photos. Return trip seating allowed viewing of both sides. Friendly staff, excellent quality food (best steak pie in New Zealand), shame that the audio system is not inside and outside.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Eric Lambley

England

Ranking: 5/10

Mixed feelings. Did the return trip, outward our carriage had no commentary, lots of photo opportunities. On return, less people and the driver did not want to stop at all.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Thomas Neron

France

Ranking: 7/10

Very good sight of mountains and rivers and the most comfortable train ever. Price high.

Reviewed over 5 years ago