Tranz Alpine

Christchurch to Greymouth

  • Journey name: Christchurch to Greymouth  
  • Duration: Scenic Day Trips


The trip of a lifetime - truly one of the world’s great scenic train trips through the dramatic contrast of dry beech forests and tussock land on one side of the Alps and lush green landscapes on the other. From Christchurch, cross the patchwork farmland of the Canterbury plains, follow the Waimakariri river, climbing into alpine scenery on a series of spectacular viaducts. Then, after stopping at Arthur's Pass, emerge from the long Otira Tunnel and descend through sub tropical rain forest past beautiful Lake Brunner and on to Greymouth.

Train Departure Schedule:

2016 : April - June , July - September , October - December 2017 : January - March , April - June

Journey Dates:

  • Daily

Places Covered:

Christchurch, Greymouth

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Price - Click here


Rail fare only. No meals included

Route Map

  • Rated one of the world’s great scenic railway journeys
  • Experience spectacular gorges and river valleys of the Waimakariri River
  • Open air viewing carriages
  • The train travels through 19 tunnels and 4 viaducts