Christchurch, known as the "Garden City," is a charming and vibrant destination nestled on the east coast of New Zealand's South Island. With its picturesque landscapes, rich history, and a wide array of cultural experiences, Christchurch offers a plethora of activities for you to enjoy before embarking on your memorable journey aboard the TranzAlpine. Whether you're a nature enthusiast, a history buff, or a foodie seeking culinary delights, this city has something to offer everyone. 

So, if you find yourself with some time to spare before your journey, have a look at a few must-visit attractions and experiences to make the most of your pre-journey adventure.

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Travel to Christchurch aboard the scenic railways from Picton or Greymouth aboard the Coastal Pacific and TranzAlpine trains. Or, join one of our guided rail tours to discover more.