Christchurch Railway Station

The Raceway Motel is ideally situated for those wanting to experience the TranzAlpine or Coastal Pacific rail Journeys and experiences.

The Christchurch Train Terminus is based in Addington and we will organize pick up and delivery to and from the station.

The TranzAlpine from Christchurch

The TranzAlpine in midwinter snow

From Christchurch, cross the patchwork farmland of the Canterbury plains, follow the Waimakariri river, climbing into alpine scenery on a series of spectacular viaducts.

Then, after stopping at Arthur's Pass, emerge from the long Otira Tunnel and descend through sub tropical rain forest past beautiful Lake Brunner and on to Greymouth.

The Coastal Pacific from Christchurch

Coastal Pacific, Christchurch to Picton

The Coastal Pacific is another memorable journey, this time between Christchurch and Picton. The train stops at the renowned whale watching town of Kaikoura.

Along 98 kilometres of ruggedly beautiful coastline you'll get astonishingly close to the surging Pacific Ocean and steeply rising Kaikoura Ranges.


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