to Greymouth Day Excursion
The Christchurch to Greymouth day excursion is a scenic rail journey
TranzAlpine 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
TranzAlpine train 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 South Island, GPS triggered
journey commentary in five languages at your seat via passenger
headphones, plus overhead information displays.
carriage is centrally heated in winter and air conditioned in
summer, washroom/toilet facilities, '2 Seat-Aisle-2 Seat' forward
facing seats with head 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.
TranzAlpine 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.
The Christchurch to Greymouth train day excursion is a reserved seating 'One Class/ Non-smoking'
The Christchurch to Greymouth train day excursion operates daily,
departing Christchurch 8.15am and returns to Christchurch 6.05pm.
This train day excursion does not operate on Christmas Day - 25 December.
Departs Christchurch 8.15am and returns Christchurch 6.05pm.
online fares and reservations.
This train is a reserved seating 'One Class/Non-smoking' service.