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TranzAlpine Journey Highlights

West Coast
Oparara Arches, West Coast

By Fraser Clements

Christchurch - Canterbury
TranzAlpine Rail Journey, Christchurch - Canterbury

By KiwiRail

West Coast
Punakaiki Rocks, West Coast

By Miles Holden

Christchurch - Canterbury
Arthur's Pass, Christchurch - Canterbury

By Julian Apse

West Coast
Explore Franz Josef Glacier, West Coast

By Fraser Clements

Wanaka
Mt Aspiring National Park, Wanaka

By Tourism New Zealand

West Coast
West Coast Wilderness Cycle Trail, West Coast

By Camilla Rutherford

Queenstown
Onsen Hotpools, Queenstown

By Destination Queenstown

Christchurch - Canterbury
Christchurch Street Art Trail, Christchurch - Canterbury

By ChristchurchNZ

West Coast

WEST COAST
Wild coastline and untamed wilderness.

Recommended experiences in West Coast

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Highlights

  • Oparara Arches
  • Mirror lakes and glaciers
  • The West Coast Wilderness cycle trail
Christchurch - Canterbury

Christchurch - Canterbury

CANTERBURY
Alps, lakes and rivers in this majestic region.

Recommended experiences in Canterbury

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Highlights

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

WEST COAST
Welcoming locals & untamed natural wilderness.

Recommended activities in the West Coast

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Highlights

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

CANTERBURY
Lush forest, waterfalls and lakes.

Recommended experiences in Canterbury

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Highlights

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

WEST COAST
Welcoming locals & untamed natural wilderness.

Recommended activities in the West Coast

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Highlights

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

WANAKA
A vibrant lakefront township surrounded by paradise.

Recommended experiences in Wanaka

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Highlights

  • Mt Aspiring National Park & glaciers
  • Mou Waho Island Eco tour
  • Wanaka Bicycle Tours
West Coast

WEST COAST

Explore the wild west on this heritage trail.

Discover the West Coast Wilderness Trail

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Highlights

  • Ride across historic Totara Bridge
  • Explore mountain and rainforest scenery
  • Fascinating history
Queenstown

QUEENSTOWN
Experience the energy of a stunning resort town.

Recommended experiences in Queenstown

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Highlights

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

CHRISTCHURCH
Start your journey in this vibrant city.

Highlights

  • Discover the vibrant street art
  • Explore the stunning Port Hills
  • Enjoy the eclectic dining scene

RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCES IN CHRISTCHURCH

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View the journey

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.

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  • 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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  • Visa

    You don't need a visa to travel to New Zealand if you hold a valid Australian passport.

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