Arthur's Pass National Park with TranzAlpine Train Tour from Christchurch

9 hr

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Day Trip

Pickup Service

Group Tour

Itinerary
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Stop At: TranzAlpine Train, Addington Railway Station Troup Drive, Christchurch New Zealand

Journey across the wide expanses of the Canterbury Plains into high country surrounded by rugged mountain ranges. After leaving the Canterbury Plains, the landscape dramatically changes into sub-alpine we head towards the spectacular Southern Alps. View the Waimakariri River and its unique braided riverbed system. Enter Arthur’s Pass National Park where short walks can...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: TranzAlpine Train, Addington Railway Station Troup Drive, Christchurch New Zealand

Journey across the wide expanses of the Canterbury Plains into high country surrounded by rugged mountain ranges. After leaving the Canterbury Plains, the landscape dramatically changes into sub-alpine we head towards the spectacular Southern Alps. View the Waimakariri River and its unique braided riverbed system. Enter Arthur’s Pass National Park where short walks can be made to experience forests, rivers and mountains vistas.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Arthur's Pass National Park Visitor Centre, State Highway 73, Arthur's Pass National Park 7654 New Zealand

Follow the old stage coach route and travel down the spectacular Otira Gorge, testament to the road builders of the 1860's and the route taken by the Maori in their quest for greenstone.
View Cave Stream where it burrows underground in an area of limestone cliffs and gorges, craggy outcrops and a setting of mountains to the east and west. This area was also used as for the filming of C.J Lewis’ story – “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”. The incredible Castle Hill rocks, unique weatherworn, rain smoothed outcrops of limestone are seen from the highway. Lunch at a country hotel, included in cost of tour.

Duration: 4 hours

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Important Details

Included
  • Guided walks of Arthur's Pass National Park
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Light refreshments
  • Entry/Admission - TranzAlpine Train
  • Travel by TranzAlpine train
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from centrally located Christchurch hotels
  • Entry/Admission - Arthur's Pass National Park Visitor Centre
  • Lunch at a country hotel
Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Cruise port pickup is not available
Departure Point
Christchurch Railway Station, Canterbury 8011, New Zealand

Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick from any Hotel, B&B, Home-stay within central Christchurch

Airports

  • Christchurch Intl Airport, Christchurch New Zealand


Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A percentage of the tour price is used for the conservation of New Zealand's wildlife, environment and it's endangered species
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Voucher Requirements

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

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Customer Reviews

4.5
/5
Based on 35 reviews

Reviewed: January 27, 2020

Norm   |   Canada

The tour was excellent with our small group of 4 guests. Our tour guide, Peter was the best.
TransAlpine Train is very unique as it goes thru the plains and southern Alps with very different scenery. After disembarking the train our short walking tours of Arthur’s Pass was quite enjoyable. Finishing with a pint of beer and tasty lunch at a quaint local hotel.
Overall had a great day. Thanks again to Peter our tour guide making it feel very personable.


Reviewed: January 9, 2020

John K

Just about everyone agrees the tranzalpine is a great train ride and this tour took in the best part leaving us at Arthur's Pass to explore the park with our guide. No long hikes but the short walks were very scenic and photogenic,


Reviewed: March 19, 2019

Jose S

Peter our friendly guide picked us up and customized our day, accommodating our preferences and the weather. Awe inspiring scenery, despite the incessant drizzle, tempered by Peter’s informed observations plus a comfortable train and minibus drive, made for an interesting day.


Reviewed: March 25, 2018

drsblecker

Should not be missed! Beautiful views, comfortable train ride and great hiking after we were off the train with the group. Out tour guide, George, was terrific and knowledgable, taking us to a number of interesting places including the amazing Castle Hill.


Reviewed: March 6, 2018

Barbara P

Great tour guide - Train to pass was crowded, but commentary very educational with great views and vistas. Met our tour guide for a van trip into Arthur's Pass, walk through a forest area, that was a little more difficult than I anticipated. Tour guide was helpful in helping me complete the trail, which had several steps throughout both down and up with no handrails for support. She rewarded us with brownies, tea or coffee, which was nice Another stop for lunch and scenic views - Good lunch, though slow service. One more stop on way back to Christchurch. Overall a good experience with an interesting small group of 6 and our guide.