TranzAlpine train travels between
Arthurs Pass and
Christchurch, from one coast of New Zealand's
South Island to
the other, passing through the Southern Alps.
From your carriage, you’ll see the lush beech rain forests to the West Coast
before ascending through the Southern Alps to Arthurs Pass - one of 3
mountain passes through the Southern Alps, for a short stop. From
Arthurs pass, you train journey descends through pectacular gorges and
river valleys of the Waimakariri River to the rolling fields of the
Canterbury Plains, to Christchurch.
The TranzAlpine carriages
have advanced air bag suspension
system for quieter and smoother travel, un-tinted, non-reflective,
panoramic side and roof windows to capture the dramatic coastal and
mountain views of the magnificent South Island, GPS triggered
journey commentary in five languages at your seat via
headphones, plus information displays and overhead HD video and are
centrally heated/air conditioned for passenger comfort.
carriage has onboard washroom/toilet facilities, with '2
Seat-Aisle-2 Seat' seating either forward facing seats with head
rests or 'Table Group' (4 people around a
table) seating allowing to experience the amazing views of the
magnificent South Island, through panoramic side and roof windows, while
enjoying the company of other passengers.
The TranzAlpine train has an open air viewing carriage allows you to get even
closer to the stunning scenery and provides many opportunities to photograph
your favourite spots plus a Buffet Carriage offering a range of hot/cold
drinks, snacks and light meals on route.
The TranzAlpine train is reserved seating 'One Class/Non Smoking'
The TranzAlpine train does not operate of Christmas Day - 25 December.
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