New Zealand from a Train on SBS – There are three major scenic rail routes in New Zealand. The Northern Explorer running between Auckland and Wellington, the Coastal Pacific running between Picton and Christchurch and the TranzAlpine between Christchurch and the wild, rugged West Coast
There is hardly a railroad network in the world which has been faced with such daunting construction challenges as the 4,000 kilometres of the rail network in New Zealand. This small island nation offers the scenic diversity of an entire continent – subtropical, high alpine, rain forests, oceans, volcanoes, and grasslands and the rail network runs much of it.
Series One, Episode Two:
This episode follows the iconic journeys of two scenic trains in New Zealand’s South Island – the Coastal Pacific and the TranzAlpine.
The stories of the protagonists alternate with aerial photography featuring the spectacular landscapes of the Kaikoura coastline, Canterbury, Southern Alps, and the dramatic West Coast.
New Zealand From A Train – Final Episode – Friday, 23 June at 7.35pm on SBS and SBS on Demand (2 Parts)
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