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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Six of the Best Adventures in New Zealand

Six of the Best Adventures in New Zealand

“Whether you prefer a stomach-dropping free fall or a calf-burning rock ascent, New Zealand has no shortage of hair-raising adventures for those with a head for heights,” Justin Meneguzzi writes for…