Air Conditioning Central heating & air conditioning make for a comfortable journey, at any time of the year.
Spacious Seating Relax in specially designed seating configured either in pairs around tables, or as recliners that are turned to face the direction the train is travelling.
At-Seat Commentary Hear fascinating stories and learn interesting facts through our GPS triggered journey commentary, available at seat via headphones (use ours, or use your own).
Overhead Screens Overhead display screens provide route information to help keep track of your journey.
Luggage & Stowage With generous luggage allowances (2 checked in items per person, maximum weight 20kgs) you won’t have to leave anything behind. Checked in luggage is stored in a seperate luggage van, and extras including ski gear and bikes can be booked for a small fee.
Suspension Advanced air-glide suspension means a smooth and quiet ride.
Child Supervision We’ve made our open air carriages as safe as possible for passengers, but we do ask that children are supervised by an adult at all times while travelling on this carriage.
Photography Our open air viewing decks mean there is nothing between you and the stunning scenery – the best place to capture that postcard-perfect photo.
Waimakariri River Experience uninterrupted views of the Waimakariri River as the TranzAlpine begins the ascent into the Southern Alps from Christchurch.
View MenuPlease follow the link to our website to view full on-board menu selections.
Coffee & Hot Beverages Fresh espresso coffee is available on board, as well as teas and other hot beverages.
Café Seating Spacious café seating is available to use while you dine.
Pre-Purchase Food pre-purchase is now available for online bookings at kiwirailscenic.co.nz.
Wheelchair FacilitiesA wheelchair hoist provides access to the train via the café carriage. Spaces for wheelchairs are available in the café seating area, and a disabled public toilet is also located in this carriage.Limited spaces are available for wheelchairs on each service, so please phone our team to ensure there is space available, and so we can help make your journey as comfortable as possible.