Trans-seasonal Vistas

A Toronto Star travel piece likens NZ’s famous TranzAlpine train journey to the Crowded House hit Four Seasons in One Day. Star: “In half a day, it travels from summer-like warmth in the farmlands to winter chill … as it climbs towards the alps, with flashes of spring and fall along the way, all played against a magnificent canvas of constantly changing geography.” The TranzAlpine’s four-and-a-half hour journey from Christchurch to Greymouth is frequently listed in the world’s top ten scenic train rides. 2007 marked the service’s twentieth anniversary.


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Wellington Has Treats Around Every Corner

Wellington Has Treats Around Every Corner

“In an otherwise resolutely outdoorsy nation, New Zealand’s capital focuses on art, craft and culture,” Larissa Dubecki writes for Gourmet Traveller. Dubecki explores the best of Wellington’s art, food and shopping scenes. “Wellington’s…