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NZ 2016 – Day 3 - Christchurch to Franz Josef – Tranz-Alpine

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Tranz-Alpine Railway from Christchurch to Arthur's Pass

We all piled into the bus at the hotel and made our way to the station.

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Christchurch Station

When we got there, our tour director Lu got our tickets for us and then we were able to wander about and get on the train. There is an open carriage, which is where I spent most of my time!

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Canterbury Plains

Rolleston

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Kirwee

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Darfield

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Springfield

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Waimakariri River

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Castle Hill

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Viaduct over Broken River

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Lake Pearson

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Cragieburn

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Bealey

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Waimakariri River

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Southern Alps

Arthur's Pass

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Posted by Shona Travels 00:02 Archived in New Zealand Tagged landscapes mountains lakes bridges skylines people sky snow trains train river bridge garden new_zealand christchurch

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