Sweet As!

Posted on October 1st, by admin in Bus Travel, Greymouth, New Zealand, Train Travel, Travel Tips. 4 comments

There’s something about taking an old-fashioned train ride. The clickety-clack of wheels against rails, the windy nature of the train snaking through the landscape all viewed from huge panoramic windows, the nostalgic feel of the whistle stops along the way… So it was that I found myself booked on the TranzAlpine, rated one of the most scenic train journeys anywhere in the world. I previously spent the night in Greymouth, the largest town on New Zealand’s western Golden Coast (still only with a population of about 10,000), situated on the Grey River, where townfolk come out to catch baitfish along its banks. Historically a gold and coal mining town, it’s now known as being one end of the TranzScenic railway, a four and a half hour journey straight across the south island, crossing the Canterbury Plains before traversing the Southern … Read More »

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