Savour local flavours along with the views

With locally sourced ingredients and recipes, our Scenic Cafe serves food and drinks that are made to accompany the views.

Choose from delicacies such as Braised Beef Cheeks and Moroccan Spiced Vegetable Salad, or country classics like Roasted Free Range Chicken and Lamb Shank. Our bespoke menu will delight your appetite any time of day. 

And with a fully licensed bar, you can sit back and enjoy a world-famous New Zealand wine or a local beer while we do the driving. 

Our Scenic Cafe opens shortly before departure and remains open throughout the day, and into the early evening. Our onboard cafes take credit and debit card payments, but having cash available can be quicker as our trains frequently travel out of network range. 

Our Scenic Menus

Get a taste of what awaits in our onboard cafe by viewing our Scenic Class menu online now.


Discover more

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

Audio Commentary

Connect with the stories of our land by tuning into our Audio Commentary