Tranz Alpine Train

Tranz Alpine Train



68 Rankers Reviews

63 Face-to-Face

5 Rail

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Steve Sopota

Ranking: 4/10

No where as spectacular as the train journey from Auckland to Wellington. Plus breakdowns meant we were running 3 hours late and consequently were travelling at least 2 and a half hours in the dark missing the scenery we booked the trip to see.
Can’t recommend this on.
Steve Sopota

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Fanny Hacquart


Ranking: 5/10

Train is pretty comfortable, but even one way was too expensive for what the brochure said about the scenic experience. Good coffee though.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Jill Stebbing


Ranking: 7/10

We got the train from Springfield rather than paying to go through the suburbs and Christchurch which was a good idea. Enjoyed the trip, great views, especially from the observation carriages but then you could not listen to the commentary. There was no notification that the train was running over an hour late on return - a notice could have been posted at the station.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Ranking: 10/10

Best train trip I have experienced in my life so far. Stunning views!! Would definitely recommend this to any traveller in New Zealand as it is really a unique journey.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Amadeus van Schie


Ranking: 8/10

I travelled from Greymouth to Christchurch. A great and comfortable journey over the New Zealand Alps. Open air carriage is perfect for taking photos. Not a cheap adventure though.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Clare Lambley


Ranking: 8/10

Comfortable carriages with clean windows for taking photos. Return trip seating allowed viewing of both sides. Friendly staff, excellent quality food (best steak pie in New Zealand), shame that the audio system is not inside and outside.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Eric Lambley


Ranking: 5/10

Mixed feelings. Did the return trip, outward our carriage had no commentary, lots of photo opportunities. On return, less people and the driver did not want to stop at all.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Thomas Neron


Ranking: 7/10

Very good sight of mountains and rivers and the most comfortable train ever. Price high.

Reviewed about 6 years ago