1 Day Arthurs Pass with TranzAlpine Train

1 Day Arthurs Pass with TranzAlpine Train

Relaxing Journeys Privately Chartered Tour starting in Christchurch and finishing in Christchurch

Please Note: This is a privately chartered escorted tour, so the final itinerary is entirely up to you. We have put together this package based on our local knowledge but we can vary it to your tastes and requirements. Please let us know at the time of booking.

Tour Info

Tour Type: Private Tours
From: Christchurch to Christchurch
Departures: Jan 2020 - March 2021
Price: From (NZD) $681 per person
Tour Operator: Relaxing Journeys
Duration: 1 Day
Tour Code: rjctap02


TranzAlpine train from Christchurch to Arthurs Pass
Pick up and drop off at your hotel
Vehicle and driver guide for the tour
Delicious picnic morning/afternoon tea
Lunch in a country hotel
Guided walks to explore the scenic landscape

Tour Highlights

Award-winning TranzAlpine train ride from Christchurch to Arthurs Pass
Waimakariri River and its unique braded river system
Spectacular Otira Gorge
Arthurs Park National Park
Fully escorted with informative commentary

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Tour Itinerary

In the heart of the Southern Alps, Arthurs Pass National Park has an incredible diversity of flora and landscape. They range from Eastern Beech clad hills and tussock valleys to the luxuriant rain forest in the west. The highest mountains have glaciers and surrounding them are tussock basins, flowering herbs and alpine grasses.

Your guide will collect you from your hotel and take you to the train station where you will join the world famous TranzAlpine train. 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 the National Park where you disembark at Arthurs Pass station where you will be met by your guide for series of short walks to experience beech forests, rivers, waterfalls and mountains vistas. 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.

After lunch at a high country pub we journey back to Christchurch via 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 and a sacred site for the Maoris. The return journey to Christchurch goes over the sub-alpine Porter’s Pass and then crosses the Canterbury Plains.

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1 Day Arthurs Pass with TranzAlpine Train
Private Tours
Tour Code: rjctap02
From (NZD) $681 per person
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Departures: May 2018 to March 2019

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