Life is meant to be an adventure, and taking the Trans-Alpine scenic railroad through the Southern Alps from Christchurch ( eventually ending on the Westcoast in Greymouth) is a spectacular event in comfort! There's reclining seats, commentary overhead, outdoor viewing platforms, and a food car that offers snacks to hot meals (like lasagna).
The train pulls out of the station chugging past rich green fields with red tail deer farms next to fluffy white sheep. Very pastoral, but the scene begins to change quickly as you leave the Plains of Canterbury behind and the Alps rise abruptly infront of you. the train crosses narrow bridges with deeply plunging ravines flowing with milky blue glacial water...Read More