TranzAlpine, New Zealand's most scenic train journey in the South Island

TranzAlpine, New Zealand's most scenic train journey in the South Island

TranzAlpine is regarded as one of the most scenic train journeys of the world. It is also one of New Zealand's most beautiful train journeys in the South Island. Traveling across the Canterbury Plains and the Southern Alps, it connects Christchurch on the east coast of the South Island to Greymouth on the west. 

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5 things to do in Christchurch, a historic city on the east coast of New Zealand's South Island

5 things to do in Christchurch, a historic city on the  east coast of New Zealand's South Island

Christchurch is a historic city on the east coast of New Zealand's South Island. In 2010 and 2011, earthquakes destroyed many of its landmark buildings. I arrived in Christchurch flying Air New Zealand from Auckland. I planned to spend two nights in the city and then take the famous Tranz Alpine train to Greymouth…

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