Users' questions

What is the name of the most scenic train ride in New Zealand?

What is the name of the most scenic train ride in New Zealand?

The TranzAlpine
The TranzAlpine is the most successful of all of Kiwi Rail’s passenger trains, it’s very popular with tour groups because of the spectacular scenery through the Southern Alps between Christchurch and the South Island’s west coast at Greymouth.

Can you travel around New Zealand by train?

Our three iconic trains, Coastal Pacific, Northern Explorer, TranzAlpine and our Interislander Cook Strait ferry offer a seamless connection between the North and South islands, and to many spectacular destinations along the way. Jump on for one leg, or sit back and relax for the whole journey.

How much is the train from Christchurch to Picton?

Train, bus or fly from Christchurch to Picton? The best way to get from Christchurch to Picton is to train which takes 5h 40m and costs $80 – $100.

Are there sleeper trains in New Zealand?

The Silver Star was a luxury passenger train that ran overnight between Auckland and Wellington on the North Island Main Trunk (NIMT) railway of New Zealand, operated by New Zealand Railways (NZR)….Silver Star (NZR train)

Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)

How long does it take to travel New Zealand?

The answer is, it depends. The short answer is 14 days as a minimum time frame for visiting both the North Island and South Island of New Zealand . That’s roughly one week’s travel time for both islands and is just long enough for any visitor to experience the best of the country.

Does New Zealand have trains?

There’s nothing as relaxing as a train journey, and New Zealand has some of the world’s most scenic rail journeys. Unfortunately, most of the country has no passenger train service, and the routes that do have trains typically only have one or two a day.

Are bus passes in New Zealand a good deal?

Bus passes provide hands down the best value way to travel around New Zealand. This is because the cost of a bus pass works out to be significantly cheaper than booking each individual trip as you go. They’re also a stress-free way to travel, providing flexibility and security all in one.

What is the best way to visit New Zealand?

The best way to see and experience New Zealand is by doing a road trip. It’s a Kiwi right of passage. Whether you hire a car and stay in motels / hotels, or hire a campervan (like lots of tourists do) is up to you and your budget.