Explore the flavours of our land as it glides by your window with our delectable TranzAlpine Scenic Plus dining experience.
While you ease back and enjoy the views, we'll be serving you a seasonal menu inspired by the mountains and rivers of our world-famous TranzAlpine train journey.
Filled with freshly picked ingredients from the paddocks you pass, our TranzAlpine Scenic Plus experience gives you a true taste of the Canterbury and West Coast regions.
So, if you are looking for the ultimate local New Zealand experience, then feast your eyes upon this.
Explore the flavours of our land • Experience the great outdoors • Discover breathtaking scenery • Timetable • Stations
Book your Scenic Plus experience
Simply choose your TranzAlpine journey and then select a Scenic Plus fare to book your dining experience.
While you can board and disembark at intermediate stations, we highly recommend booking a full journey to enjoy the dining experience from start to finish.
There is more to our Scenic Plus experience than delectable gastronomy freshly prepared to enliven your taste buds while you breathe in the alpine air and mountain scenery.
Scenic Plus elevates your journey into a sensory experience. From the moment you arrive, to the moment our specialist hosts wave you 'bon voyage', you'll feel enriched and pampered.
Here's a short list of what is included ->
|✓||'Flavours of our Land'—regionally inspired cuisine and wine pairing|
|✓||Purpose-built kitchen carriage with onboard chef preparing hot and cold dishes|
|✓||A selection of wines, beers and non-alcoholic beverages to complement your meal|
|✓||Personal service from dedicated hosts|
|✓||Live commentary to bring your journey to life|
|✓||Private outdoor viewing carriage exclusively for Scenic Plus guests|
|✓||Dedicated Scenic Plus carriage with large panoramic windows|
Explore the flavours of our land
Imagine rolling through the Canterbury Plains aboard the TranzAlpine, enjoying a breakfast of Eggs Benedict on potato-herb rosti and free-range bacon?
Or watching Lake Brunner glide by your window while savouring South Island smoked salmon and charcuterie plate with a glass of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc?
Perhaps cruising through Cass with an Otago Pinot Noir while enjoying slow braised Canterbury lamb, a wine jus and local seasonal vegetables is more your style?
Well, these are just a few of the delicious dishes we'll be serving aboard this season.
Experience the great outdoors
Step outside and breathe in the mountain atmosphere from the exclusive TranzAlpine Scenic Plus Open-air viewing carriage.
Whether you are looking to capture the ultimate photo with obstruction or reflections or simply want to experience the great outdoors whilst cruising through the Southern Alps, you'll have an exclusive viewing carriage to enjoy!
TranzAlpine train timetable
Our TranzAlpine Scenic Plus dining experience is available aboard all TranzAlpine train services.
Find our TranzAlpine railway stations
View our TranzAlpine stations page to find out more about each of our stations.
Get directions, parking information, and check-in requirements for each of our TranzAlpine Railway Stations, from Christchurch to Greymouth.
Explore more flavours of New Zealand
Our TranzAlpine Scenic Plus dining experience is included with the following tours and packages: