Scenic Plus Dining
Savour the journey with our Scenic Plus experience bringing you the flavours of rural New Zealand while you relax and enjoy the scenery.
The lands you watch rolling past your window are the pantry from which our ingredients are selected. Naturally delicious, our Scenic Plus dining experience brings you authentic flavours of the journey.
From Canterbury lamb to South Island smoked salmon, the flavours of our local regions are showcased through a delectable menu of hot and cold cuisine.
At the heart of our Scenic experiences, you'll find spacious seats, panoramic windows, glass shelves, and skylights.
Along your journey, whether you're settling into a paired seat or sharing a table, you'll have the chance to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. As you traverse New Zealand's rugged terrain, our state-of-the-art airbag suspension guarantees a smooth and comfortable adventure.
Toast the occasion
Served with lunch and afternoon tea, our drinks menu is carefully selected to match the dining experience.
Savour our world-famous Sauvignon Blanc or a distinctive Pinot Noir, try a refreshing New Zealand beer or cider, revitalise with a freshly made coffee or tea, or quench your palate with a freshly squeezed juice or soft drink.
Whatever your pleasure, we have the perfect accompaniment to toast the occasion.
Let us entertain you
Naturally engaging, our Scenic Plus hosts will ensure you are superbly catered for throughout the journey.
From topping up your drink to explaining the origins of the grapes, pointing out unmissable landmarks to sharing the stories of our lands, our Scenic Plus hosts will ensure you leave fulfilled in every sense.
With our Scenic Plus experience, our hosts will ensure you feel completely relaxed and comfortable from the moment you arrive.
Scenic Plus Viewing
Our new Scenic Plus service features an exclusive Open-air viewing carriage where you can enjoy the fresh mountain air and views without the queues.
Our Open-air carriages are a unique highlight, immersing you amidst stunning New Zealand scenery whilst you wind through neverending scenic landscapes.
The Open-air carriage is also the perfect place to capture those iconic scenic moments, travelling amongst the picture-postcard scenery.
Quite simply, it is a unique and unforgettable experience.
Book Your Scenic Plus Experience
Select from our three Scenic Plus services, with each having its own unique flavours of scenery and a regional dining menu to match. From the lush green paddocks of the Northern Explorer, to the ocean flavours of the Coastal Pacific, and the mountains and rivers of the TranzAlpine. Which flavour will you pick?
Save 10% on Scenic Plus with our partner discounts
Feast on our special 10% discounts for Scenic Plus when booking using one of the following membership cards:
Use Code SUPERGOLDSP to save 10% when booking with your Senior Gold Card - see Terms & Conditions
Use Code AASCENICPLUS to save 10% when booking with your AA Membership Card - see Terms & Conditions
Use code NZMCASP to save 10% when booking with your NZMCA Membership Card - see Terms & Conditions