We are now encountering grassy plateaus with multiple little hills dotting the landscape. In the distance are more mountains, partially hidden by shrouded mist. The scenery has been spectacular!
Well, we've finally reached Arthur's Pass. This is the end of the show for us, as we depart the train, and head for a van that is ready to take us to the Franz Joseph Glacier. I'll have to say, if you like the great outdoors, unspoiled by humans, the Trans-Alpine train ride is well worth experiencing! Bring your cameras.