With its low population, New Zealand simply does not have the numbers to operate an affordable and extensive train network. So as a result we have three main train lines.

Out of these three services, the Tranz Alpine is highly recommended as this incredible scenic trip takes you through diverse and mountainous terrain.

Deals come up regularly so check out the Kiwi Rail website and check your daily deal websites as specials sometimes pop up there as well.

In Summary:

Slow and scenic.