From the spectacular Southern Alps to the fertile dairy farmlands of North Island New Zealand is one of the most scenic and attractive areas on the planet. Of a roughly similar land mass to the UK, but with a population of only 4 million or so New Zealand doesn’t support an intense rail network. However, it is a country full of contrast, as this unique guide which features plenty of wonderful scenery including stunning aerial views of Mount Cook and coastal scenery shows.
– Trunk services:- spectacular mountain and coastal scenery, the backbone of rail freight operations on both North & South Island that together with the inter island train ferry connect the major population centres of Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.
– Milk trains:- one of the few places in the world that it’s possible to see huge daily train loads of milk is the section of line to Whareroa on North Island.
– Commuter services:- Wellington & Auckland
– Passenger services:- The Overlander & the TranzCoastal.
– Christchurch:- a historic city that’s big enough to feature a daily circular tourist tram service.
– The Midland line:- freight & passenger traffic on one of the most scenic railway lines in New Zealand, including a cab ride on the famous TranzAlpine passenger connecting Christchurch & Greymouth across the formidable Southern Alps.
– Steam:- contrasting mainline steam operations and the Weka Pass railway.
– Heritage travel:- the highly popular Taieri Gorge railway plus Pacific coastal action from Dunedin to Palmerston.
If you are planning a trip to New Zealand this DVD will prove an invaluable guide to both the railways and the magnificent countryside.
Also includes The Gallery – New Zealand
FREE second DVD disc featuring unique slide show