Price from £87 per person
This award winning service is rated as one of the world's greatest train journeys. It operates between Christchurch on the east coast and Greymouth on the west coast of the South Island and travels across the farmland of the Canterbury Plains, through the spectacular gorges and river valleys of the Waimakariri River before climbing into the Southern Alps and stopping at Arthur's Pass. The train then descends through lush beech rain forest to the West Coast town of Greymouth.
Day return travel is possible: Christchurch-Greymouth-Christchurch or Christchurch-Arthurs' Pass-Christchurch
Above price is Christchurch to Greymouth or vv - off peak one way
Christchurch - Arthurs Pass - Greymouth
Departs Christchurch 08.15am; Arthurs Pass 10.42am, arrives Greymouth 12.45pm.
Departs Greymouth 01.45 pm; Arthurs Pass 03.57pm arrives Christchurch 06.05pm.