This week we’ve been enjoying dramatic scenery on New Zealand’s TranzAlpin Express. This five-hour rail journey crosses the South Island, from Christchurch city on the east coast to the gritty mining town of Greymouth on the West Coast. Along the way, passengers get to see three very distinctive parts of the New Zealand landscape – plains, mountains and rain forests.
The TranzAlpine journey is hugely popular with tourists. The ride is surely the most scenic in New Zealand, and passengers can shoot photos, videos and selfies from an open-air viewing deck. Here is a brief video of highlights along the way.