The Tranz Alpine train operates daily between Christchurch, Arthurs Pass and Greymouth – from the east coast to the west coast of New Zealand’s South Island.

Travelling 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.

Both Taylor and Beresford made great use of the viewing platform and shooting through the spacious windows on a splendid autumn day. Need to go back in late winter for the return trip when the alps are covered in snow.

 

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