Tranz Alpine – KiwiRail Scenic Journeys
Climb aboard one of the World’s great train journeys! One of the Top Six Train journeys in the World
Arrives and departs daily from the village of Moana on Lake Brunner.
“This journey is a must for any visitor to New Zealand and to arrive in the Lake Brunner village of Moana, breath taking”.
Christchurch – Arthurs Pass – Greymouth
Cross the fertile farmlands of the Canterbury Plans, and enjoy thrilling vistas over deep gorges as you travel alongside the ice-fed Waimakariri River. Traverse the mighty Southern Alps, where spectacular views of the chiselled alpine landscape will take your breath away at every turn. Descend through thick stands of beech forest to your destination, Greymouth – a great base to explore this unspoiled region with its mighty glaciers wild rivers and famous Punakaiki pancake rocks. The Greymouth i-SITE can arrange taxi services to connect with the Tranz Alpine Train.
Services on board include fully licenced cafe offering a diverse menu for all tastes accompanied by renowned New Zealand wines and boutique beers. Modern rest room facilities on board, temperature controlled carriages, over sized featured side windows combined with unique sky view windows for a truly panoramic view. Non tinted and non reflective ideal for taking photos through and their is an open air viewing carriage for further photo opportunities. Specially designed seating configured either in pairs around tables, or as recliners that can be turned to face the direction of the the train travel. Listen to the commentary via headphones as well as route information on overhead HD screens. Advanced glide air suspension means smooth and quiet ride with Kiwi Rail Scenic Journeys.
Christchurch to Greymouth
Departure 8.15am, Arrival 12.45pm
Greymouth to Christchurch
Departure 1.45pm, Arrival 6.05pm
Also available departures and arrivals for the following stations and towns:
Rolleston, Darfield, Springfield, Cass, Arthurs Pass, Otira, Jacksons, Moana (Lake Brunner), Kokiri
Fares vary from $99 to $199 one way
Greymouth i-SITE are authorized agents for Kiwi Rail Scenic Journeys, send us an enquiry with your date of travel for an accurate price, please state departure and arrival point.
0800 767 080 or (03) 768 7080Freephone: 0800 872 467
Lake Brunner Service Centre
When we say that Lake Brunner Service Centre is your stop for just about anything, we mean it – from Lotto tickets to WOFs, engineering services to groceries.
Lake Brunner’s ON THE SPOT – your one stop convenience store and LOTTO outlet.
Our many services and products attract locals and travellers alike, and we’re always happy to be of service. So whether you’re after a bite to eat, postal services, car repairs, boat repairs, petrol, diesel, fishing supplies, and more – you know where to turn.
A well-stocked dairy for all your groceries and treats, fishing rods and tackle, motoring needs and LPG bottle filling, ropes for towing the biscuit behind the boat, we even stock the biscuits!
Top up your grocery items, enjoy a drink and grab a paper or some food to go – fresh homemade sandwiches and rolls available daily. You can treat yourself with an ice cream, chocolate bar or any of the large range of confectionary items.
You will find many of the grocery brands you recognise in the supermarkets for those times when you really need them. Add to that service with a smile and you have a winning convenience solution. On the Spot’s are locally owned and operated serving the local communities needs.
Open 7 days: 8 am – 6 pm, 7 pm on Saturdays.
Summer Hours: 8 am – 8 pm Boxing Day – Waitangi Weekend.
AA Roadside Assist and MTA Assured.
West Coast Leading Light Business Excellence Awards Finalist
2013 Retail – 2015 Trades
Address: 2137 Arnold Valley Road, Moana
Phone: +64 3 738 0029
Fax: +64 3 738 0027
King Fisher Restaurant and Bar
The restaurant and bar are located in the historic original hotel. The restaurant provides ala carte dining throughout the day featuring a range of unique NZ dishes, the restaurant also serves a range of bar snacks and pizza’s for a more casual dining experience which can be enjoyed on the hotel deck overlooking Lake Brunner and the surrounding mountains.
A great range of “take away” food is available from picnic lunches, pizzas or traditional fish “n” chips for a beach experience.
Our Kingfisher Bar offers a warm, friendly hospitality in an inviting environment with spectacular views and is often hosting local artists for evening entertainment, stay in touch on Facebook. Our in bar bottle store serves a full range of alcoholic & non-alcoholic refreshments for your pleasure.Address: 34 Ahau Street, Moana
Phone: +64 3 738 0083
Lake Brunner Motor Camp
Located beside lake with beautiful native bush backdrop is Lake Brunner Motor Camp – 42kms from Greymouth & 220kms from Christchurch, serviced by Tranzalpine Express. 5 acres of gently sloping lawns, with sites in the native bush grotto’s. Native birds & wildlife. Walking distance to boat ramp. Shop in grounds. Pets welcome by arrangement. One of NZ’s best trout fishing places.
The Camp Shop has a good range of food supplies to cater for your needs. There is also a good supply of fishing tackle in stock in the shop. The native bush reserve behind the camp offers all sorts of native birds, wildlife, native orchids (in season), glow-worms at night and wonderful walks in the rain forest. The camp is a relaxing place to stay, sit in the sun (yes we have plenty of it) and enjoy nature in a tranquil setting.
A true Kiwi Holiday: relaxing, peaceful, the best views and the best walks. We love it here as it is a great lifestyle and we meet wonderful people.Address: 86 Ahau Street, Moana
Phone: +64 3 738 0600