TranzAlpine Overnight

Duration: 2 Days

Price: from NZ$719

Departure From: Christchurch

Departure Date: Flexible Dates

Tour Type: Independent Tour

Meal Plan: B&B and selected meals

Physical Grading: 2/5


Journey to Greymouth on this TranzAlpine overnight adventure. Escape the city and travel to New Zealand’s famous West Coast.

This rail break will take you through the heart of the Southern Alps to a land of timeless beauty. This package is perfect for those who are looking for a little more from their train journey. The TranzAlpine overnight package offers an extra element to your rail experience, before returning aboard the spectacular mountain train the next day.

Adding a one night stop allows you to fully feel the flavour of the West Coast and soak in the warm hospitality for which it is known.

TranzAlpine Overnight Highlights

  • Soar along alpine peaks, ravines, rivers and valleys aboard the TranzAlpine train 
  • Enjoy Morning tea and lunch included in your TranzAlpine train journey
  • Relax for the evening in the sleepy ocean-front town of Greymouth
  • Spend the morning exploring Greymouth’s quaint shops and eateries
Welcome to Greymouth

TranzAlpine Overnight Train Journey

Travelling from Christchurch to the West Coast by train couldn’t be easier or more beautiful. Weaving between the peaks of the Southern Alps, soaring over breathtaking viaducts, meandering along the banks of the braided Waimakariri River, descending through the 8.5km long Otira tunnel into the lush river valleys of the West Coast. It’s all ahead of you and the TranzAlpine train is rated among the most beautiful train journeys in the world.

The TranzAlpine Train LOCO Journeys
The TranzAlpine Train

With spacious carriages and huge panoramic windows, you can sit back and enjoy New Zealand’s most spectacular scenery and the sociable environment of the train. Spend time with old friends or make new friends and see the best of New Zealand at the same time. Upon your arrival on the West Coast, you’ll be energised and ready to explore.

One unique feature of the great New Zealand rail journeys is the ability to step outside and enjoy the great New Zealand outdoors while you travel in the open-air viewing carriage. Feel the breeze ruffling your hair, the tingling kiss of fresh mountain air. Smell the forest aromas and the cool morning dew. Feel immersed in the landscapes and soak in the views. The open-air viewing carriage brings you true outdoor experiences while you travel through the land.

Enjoying great journeys of New Zealand
Onboard the TranzAlpine

TranzAlpine Overnight Accommodation

Modern and warm, the Copthorne Hotel Greymouth is just a short walk from poplar attractions like Monteith’s Brewery and the TranzAlpine railway station.

Towering high above the shops and cafes below, this comfortable hotel provides you with an impressive view over the Grey River and the Tasman Sea. Depending on which side your comfortable room resides, you are in for a treat.

TranzAlpine Overnight hotel
Your TranzAlpine Overnight Central City Accommodation

For a detail itinerary, the TranzAlpine timetable, departure days, and booking conditions, please see below.

Should you wish to add a night or two into your itinerary in Greymouth, let us know at the time of booking. The TranzAlpine Overnight is fully flexible.

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Tour Inclusions

  • Return travel on TranzAlpine train
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea onboard the train
  • 1 night accommodation in Greymouth (share twin)
  • Breakfast
  • West Coast Transfers
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as specified in the itinerary

Princing Notes

  • Advertised price based on per person, twin share
  • Non-refundable deposit of 20% per person is due at the time of booking
  • Full non-refundable balance of tour payment date will be advised at the time of booking
  • A single supplement is available or you can choose to match up with another single traveller
  • Price is subject to change unless paid in full
  • Full terms and conditions will be advised at the time of booking

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 | Christchurch - TranzAlpine Train - Greymouth (L)
Your Overnight Escape to the West Coast will commence the moment you reach the Christchurch railway station. Boarding the TranzAlpine train, sit back and relax as you depart through the Canterbury plains to emerge into the spectacular Southern Alps. Surrounded by striking natural landscapes, you’ll soon discover why this is one of the world’s greatest train journeys. Indulge in morning tea and lunch onboard as you experience vast landscapes and plunging ravines, over braided rivers and past alpine lakes. On arrival on the West Coast, your transfer will be awaiting to bring you to your accommodation before having the rest of the day to explore Greymouth.
Enjoy a leisurely start to the day with breakfast at the hotel, and enjoy the blissfully unusual position of having nothing to do but wander the shops, cafés, and the river mouth. Shortly after 1pm, it will be time to board the TranzAlpine train for your scenic journey back through the Southern Alps to Christchurch. As a final treat, you'll enjoy afternoon tea whilst gliding through the lush valleys of Otira and across the high plains of Cass and Cragieburn aboard this wondrous train journey. Arriving home, you'll feel the thrill of this wonderful escape as you scroll through the photos of this memorable journey.

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