Discover a unique landscape around every corner on the TranzAlpine Journey. From the majestic Southern Alps to the ancient forests and giant glaciers of the dramatic West Coast, through an outdoor paradise in Wanaka and ending your journey in Queenstown.

TranzAlpine Journey Highlights

Christchurch - Canterbury
Arthur's Pass, Christchurch - Canterbury

By Julian Apse

Christchurch - Canterbury
TranzAlpine Rail Journey, Christchurch - Canterbury

By KiwiRail

West Coast
Fox Glacier, West Coast

By Alistair Guthrie

New Zealand
The Haast pass takes you through the winding route from Wanaka to Haast, New Zealand

By First Light Travel

West Coast
Punakaiki Pancake Rocks, West Coast, West Coast

By Julian Apse

Wanaka
Rob Roy Glacier, Mt Aspiring NP, Wanaka

By Julia Apse

New Zealand
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New Zealand
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By Miles Holden

Recommended experiences in Canterbury

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Christchurch - Canterbury

CANTERBURY

Lush forest, waterfalls and lakes.

Highlights

  • Discover the scenery of Arthur's Pass
  • Award-winning wines of Waipara Valley
  • French settlement of Akaroa

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Christchurch - Canterbury

CANTERBURY

Alps, lakes and rivers in this majestic region.

Highlights

  • Ride the world's most scenic train
  • Award winning wines of Waipara Valley
  • Discover mirror lakes and lush forest

Recommended activities in the West Coast

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West Coast

WEST COAST

Welcoming locals & untamed natural wilderness.

Highlights

  • Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers
  • Haast UNESCO Natural World Heritage site
  • View turquoise waters of Hokitika Gorge

Recommended experiences in Wanaka

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Wanaka

WANAKA

A vibrant lakefront township surrounded by paradise.

Highlights

  • Wander the 15 min path to Blue Pools
  • Come face to face with Rob Roy glacier
  • Discover Mt Aspiring National Park

Recommended activities in the West Coast

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West Coast

WEST COAST

Welcoming locals & untamed natural wilderness.

Highlights

  • Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowholes
  • The mirror waters of Lake Matheson
  • Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers

Recommended experiences in Wanaka

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Wanaka

WANAKA

A vibrant lakefront township surrounded by paradise

Highlights

  • Mt Aspiring National Park & glaciers
  • Haast Blue Pools
  • Take to the lake on a paddleboard

Recommended experiences in Wanaka

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Wanaka

WANAKA

A vibrant lakefront township surrounded paradise.

Highlights

  • Take to the lake on a paddleboard
  • Mou Waho Island Eco tour
  • Wanaka Bicycle Tours

Recommended experiences in Queenstown

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Queenstown

QUEENSTOWN

Experience the energy of a stunning resort town.

Highlights

  • Discover Lord of the Rings in Glenorchy
  • Take a cruise on the TSS Earnslaw
  • Relax with a spa experience with a view

Start planning your trip to New Zealand

  • Getting around

    Getting around New Zealand is easy with familiar road signs and a great range of transport options available.

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  • Where to stay

    There are plenty of accommodation options for every budget and travel style.

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  • Weather and Seasons

    Visit in Spring or Autumn to enjoy warm weather, spectacular colours, lower prices & short queues.

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