Escape the city for an overnight adventure to the West Coast. This break will take you through the heart of the Southern Alps to a land of timeless beauty.
- Soar along alpine peaks, ravines, rivers and valleys aboard the TranzAlpine train
- Relax for the evening in the sleepy ocean-front town of Greymouth
- Spend the morning exploring Greymouth's quaint shops and eateries
- Morning Tea & Lunch
- 4-Star Accommodation at Copthorne Greymouth Hotel or Coleraine Suites and Apartments
- TranzAlpine Scenic Journey
- Breakfast at hotel
- Afternoon Tea aboard the TranzAlpine
- TranzAlpine Train
Your Overnight Escape to the West Coast will commence the moment you reach the Christchurch railway station. Boarding the TranzAlpine train, sit back and relax as you depart through the Canterbury plains to emerge into the spectacular Southern Alps. Surrounded by striking natural landscapes, you’ll soon discover why this is one of the world’s greatest train journeys. Indulge in morning tea and lunch onboard as you experience vast landscapes and plunging ravines, over braided rivers and past alpine lakes.
On arrival on the West Coast, your transfer will be awaiting to bring you to your accommodation before having the rest of the day to explore Greymouth.
Accommodation & Meals
Enjoy a leisurely start to the day with breakfast at the hotel, and enjoy the blissfully unusual position of having nothing to do but wander the shops, cafés, and the river mouth.
Shortly after 1pm, it will be time to board the TranzAlpine train for your scenic journey back through the Southern Alps to Christchurch.
As a final treat, you'll enjoy afternoon tea whilst gliding through the lush valleys of Otira and across the high plains of Cass and Cragieburn aboard this wondrous train journey.
Arriving home, you'll feel the thrill of this wonderful escape as you scroll through the photos of this memorable journey.
Add one of these incredible activities to your overnight escape and make the memories of a life-time.
Your Central Accommodation
Towering high above the shops and cafés below, this comfortable hotel provides you with an impressive view over the Grey River and the Tasman Sea. Depending on which side your comfortable room resides, you are in for a treat - maybe even more so than the delicious desserts from Jimmy Cook's Restaurant on the first floor.
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