NZ by Train

Jan 10th, 2003, 04:32 PM
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Dick
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NZ by Train

Is it possible to tour this country by train? Thanks in advance
 
Jan 10th, 2003, 05:11 PM
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Hi Dick~ It is really really really easy to drive in NZ and offers you so much more flexibility. You may want to explore this option. Cheers, Kelly
 
Jan 10th, 2003, 09:17 PM
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NZ does not have a good track network across the whole country. You can take a train on the North Island from Auckland to Wellington, with side spurs to Rotorua & Taupo. On the South Island, you can go from Picton to Christchurch, then over the Southern Alps to Greymout. That's it. Here's a Web site for TranzScenic:
http://www.tranzscenic.co.nz/

The Tranzalpine train over the Alps is spectacular and worth the ride. Other than that, I agree with Kelly - it will be more cost- and time-effective to hire a car.
 
Jan 11th, 2003, 07:45 AM
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Dick:
Another vote for driving, having done both. Once out on the open road you will go for miles without meeting an oncoming vehicle. Especially in the South Island.
John
 
Jan 11th, 2003, 09:22 AM
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Thanks, I guess it's drive and a train thru the alps for good measure. Thank you
 
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