Photographs taken from the TranzAlpine Train, New Zealand

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Waimakariri river Waimakariri river Canterbury Plains   Alpine foothills

The TranzAlpine Train travels from Christchurch to Greymouth over the Southern Alps of South Island, New Zealand. The train starts from the rolling countryside of the Canterbury Plains and climbs slowly up the steep sides of the Southern Alps following the Waimakariri river back up into the mountains to Arthur's Pass. Then through the Otira Tunnel (when the observation carriage is closed because of the fumes) and down along the Arnold River Valley to Greymouth on the West Coast.
The observation carriage is even colder than on the Coastal Pacific train so be prepared.

Waimakariri river   Waimakariri river
Southern Alps

North Island
Whale Watching
Coastal Pacific Journey
Lake Manapouri
Doubtful Sound
Mount Cook
New Zealand

Southern Alps