Arthur's Pass Full-Day Tour Includes TranzAlpine Express Train from Christchurch

9 hr, 30 min

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Day Trip

Pickup Service

Live Guide

Group Tour

Enjoy a Sightseeing tour to Arthur’s Pass through the spectacular scenery of the Canterbury Plains and Southern Alps. Journey on one of the world’s greatest train journeys, lunch in an Alpine Village nestled in the heart of the Southern Alps. Whizz through the Waimakariri Gorge on an exhilarating jet boat ride and then visit a high country sheep farm for a farm tour and afternoon tea, you might even be allowed to have a go...
Enjoy a Sightseeing tour to Arthur’s Pass through the spectacular scenery of the Canterbury Plains and Southern Alps. Journey on one of the world’s greatest train journeys, lunch in an Alpine Village nestled in the heart of the Southern Alps. Whizz through the Waimakariri Gorge on an exhilarating jet boat ride and then visit a high country sheep farm for a farm tour and afternoon tea, you might even be allowed to have a go at shearing a sheep.
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Itinerary Details

Itinerary
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Stop At: Canterbury Region, Canterbury Region, South Island

Following a morning pickup by air-conditioned coach from your Christchurch hotel, travel by road through the rural pastoral scenes of the Canterbury Plains to Springfield where you will board the TranzAlpine train. This has been rated as one of the top 10 train journeys in the world.


Stop At: Arthurs Pass, Canterbury 7875, New Zealand

Travel through the Southern Alps to Arthurs Pass viewing the alpine scenery through panoramic windows

Stop At: TranzAlpine & Coastal Pacific, Troup Drive, Addington, Addington, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

We invite you to join us on a tour of discovery, featuring spectacular scenery. From Christchurch travel by road to Springfield and board the world famous TranzAlpine train

Stop At: Otira Viaduct Lookout, Arthur's Pass Road, SH73, Arthur's Pass National Park New Zealand

Time for lunch at a local...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Canterbury Region, Canterbury Region, South Island

Following a morning pickup by air-conditioned coach from your Christchurch hotel, travel by road through the rural pastoral scenes of the Canterbury Plains to Springfield where you will board the TranzAlpine train. This has been rated as one of the top 10 train journeys in the world.


Stop At: Arthurs Pass, Canterbury 7875, New Zealand

Travel through the Southern Alps to Arthurs Pass viewing the alpine scenery through panoramic windows

Stop At: TranzAlpine & Coastal Pacific, Troup Drive, Addington, Addington, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

We invite you to join us on a tour of discovery, featuring spectacular scenery. From Christchurch travel by road to Springfield and board the world famous TranzAlpine train

Stop At: Otira Viaduct Lookout, Arthur's Pass Road, SH73, Arthur's Pass National Park New Zealand

Time for lunch at a local cafe before viewing and driving down the 440 meter long Otira Viaduct a major NZ engineering project - the viaduct is one the most earthquake prone regions in New Zealand and it has been designed to withstand seismic forces 40 percent higher than the usual maximum for such structures. In the late summer months the bright flowers of red rata (metrosideros umbellata) add to the beauty of the Otira Gorge. This tree is not found on the eastern side of the Southern Alps but blooms only in the moist western valleys, you will also encounter the NZ Kea rated as one of the most intelligent birds in the world they have very inquisitive natures and found in most South Island alpine environments. On leaving Arthur’s Pass you will travel by road through the foothill ranges of the Southern Alps, in the basins with winter snow there are several small ski fields and with unique limestone rocks surrounding the area this is also popular for rock climbers.

Stop At: Waimakariri River, Main North Road Canterbury Region New Zealand

View the Alpine Scenery through panoramic windows as the train winds its way through the stunning Waimakariri Gorge into the mighty Southern Alps and on arrival into the small alpine village of Arthur’s Pass your driver will once again meet you off the train and explore the alpine Village. We then join an exhilarating jet boat ride through the spectacular gorges of the Waimakariri River then visit a local Sheep farm with sheep shearing, a sheep mustering demonstration and a late afternoon tea.

In the late-afternoon, hop back aboard your coach for the drive back to your Christchurch hotel, where your tour will come to an end.


Important Details

Included
  • Tranz Alpine train journey
  • Jet boat ride (if option chosen)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - TranzAlpine & Coastal Pacific
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Afternoon tea
  • Lunch (if option chosen)
Not Included
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pickup from most Hotels, Motels & Backpackers in Christchurch

8:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point at 5.30pm
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.