Experience the South Island’s striking natural landscape by taking a train between Christchurch and Greymouth. Along this journey you’ll see epic vistas, travel the edges of the ice-fed Waimakariri River, traverse the Southern Alps, and see miles of native beech forest.

The TranzAlpine is one of the world's great train journeys covering 223 kilometres (139 miles) one-way, taking just under 5 hours. You’ll traverse the majestic Canterbury Plains, to the backdrop of the mighty Southern Alps - the journey of a lifetime.

The TranzAlpine runs daily departing Christchurch at 8:15 am. It stops at Greymouth for 1 hour before departing Greymouth at 2:05pm and arriving back at Christchurch at 6:31pm. A great day trip from Christchurch.

For more information visit the Great Journeys of NZ website or contact our friendly Distinction Christchurch Hotel team who can provide assistance with information and bookings.

Take in the South Island’s stunning mountains and the vast Canterbury Plains aboard the TranzAlpine. New Zealand’s finest inland rail journey and an excellent day trip from Christchurch.
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