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Arthurs Pass Excursion
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Christchurch to Wellington
to Greymouth Day Excursion
The Christchurch to Greymouth day excursion is a scenic rail journey
Tranz Alpine train from Christchurch to Arthurs Pass and Greymouth through the Southern
Alps, from the east coast to the west coast of New Zealand's South
west crossing the Canterbury Plains, the train slowly ascends
through spectacular gorges and river valleys of the Waimakariri
River towards the Southern Alps to the alpine village of Arthurs
Pass for a short break before descending through the Otira Tunnel to
the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island, through lush alpine
beech rain forests to Greymouth - the commercial centre of the South
Island's west coast.
There is a 1 hour stop at Greymouth where you can explore this town
and experience west coast hospitality before your train returns to
The carriages on your train are
centrally heated in winter and air conditioned in summer, with
'Airline' style reclining seats with head rests and 'Table' (4
people around a table) seating.
carriage has onboard washroom/toilet facilities, with '2
Seat-Aisle-2 Seat' seating either as reclining forward facing seats with head and foot rests or 'Table Group' (4 people around a
table) seating allowing to experience the amazing views of the
magnificent North Island, through panoramic side and roof windows, while
enjoying the company of other passengers.
Tranz Alpine train has a café carriage offering a range of alcoholic and
non-alcoholic drinks, snacks and light meals and an open viewing
carriage for views of the Southern Alps and alpine rain forest
landscape of the South Island's west coast.
This train is a reserved seating 'One Class/Non-smoking' service.