Learn the stories of our land
We are passionate about New Zealand and we want you to step off our trains with an intimate knowledge of our land and our culture.
While you gaze out of the window, our GPS triggered commentary provides a seamless stream of stories, narratives and facts about the places outside your window.
You can connect with the history and stories of New Zealand by tuning into our audio commentary system on all three of our Scenic Class services, including the Northern Explorer, Coastal Pacific and TranzAlpine.
Connect to our stories
The audio commentary system is mounted in the arm of your chair. To make the most of the system, we recommend packing a nice pair of comfortable headphones with a mini-jack connector.
Audio Commentary is available in both English and Mandarin.
Find out more about our Scenic Class experience, and what you will discover on board.
Our Scenic Class Carriages
Glide through the heart of New Zealand's beautiful scenery in our Scenic Class carriages
Open-air Viewing Carriages
Get closer to nature by stepping outdoors and breathing in our magnificent scenery
Savour the journey with locally sourced food & drink from our Scenic Cafe to accompany the views