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Thursday, March 17, 2011

New Zealand - Arthur's Pass National Park

New Zealand - Arthur's Pass National Park
Originally uploaded by Jeroenolthof.nl

New Zealand - Arthur's Pass National Park

This is a shot from a train journey I took a couple of years ago in New Zealand. It is by far one of the most exiting train journeys I've ever taken and it's also voted as one of the world’s great scenic railway journeys.

The TranzAlpine runs from Christchurch to Greymouth and basically connects the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean by going coast to coast. The trip takes 4.5 hours one way using 19 tunnels and 4 viaducts with the highest at 73 meters. The length of the journey is 223.8 kilometers.

This photo is taken during the train ride when the train reaches Arthur's Pass National Park. Arthur's Pass is one of the few stops along the line but it's definately the highest stop.



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