4 Day Christchurch Discovery & Alpine Safari

4 Day Christchurch Discovery & Alpine Safari

The Garden City of Christchurch is surrounded by natural wonders ... the sparkling Pacific Ocean, the majestic Southern Alps and an ancient volcanic peninsula. Explore the highlights of Christchurch and see why it's one of the top destinations to visit in New Zealand.

Tour Info

Tour Name: 4 Day Christchurch Discovery & Alpine Safari
From: Christchurch to Christchurch
Valid: May 18 - Mar 19
Price:
From (NZD) $1265 per person
Duration: 4 Days
Tour Code: SBCHC4S

Inclusions

3 nights boutique accommodation at The Classic Villa
Delicious continental style breakfast daily
Grand City tour of Christchurch
Full day Alpine Safari tour including jetboating and world famous TranzAlpine train journey

Day by Day Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Christchurch

On arrival make your way to your accommodation. The rest of today is at leisure. There is much to see and experience in this region of remarkable contrasts.

Day 2
Christchurch

Begin the day with a grand city tour to learn more about Christchurch and the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake. This interactive and fun city tour highlights the very best of Christchurch including the city’s beautiful parks and gardens, quaint seaside suburbs as well as superb views towards the Southern Alps.

Your tour also explains about the plans for the rejuvenation of the city following the major earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, including Christchurch’s premium attractions – Punting on the Avon, the Tram, the Gondola and the Caterpillar Botanic Gardens Tour.

We deliver you to city centre for lunch at your leisure. The tour ends here. You will have as much time as you wish to explore the new look city centre of Christchurch. Constructed of ‘designer’ shipping containers this development is breathing new life into the devastated centre of town and is a clever example of Christchurch’s vision for recovery.

Day 3
Christchurch

Fun, adventure and spectacular scenery … you’ll experience them all on this alpine day safari into the Southern Alps. Leaving the city behind, you’ll travel over the Canterbury Plains to the Wamakariri Gorge where you’ll board your jet boat for an exciting 45 minute ride on one of New Zealand’s most spectacular rivers.

Then join your off-road vehicle for a 4WD adventure across Mt Torlesse Station, a 10,000 acre working farm situated in the foothills of the alps. After lunch at a quiet country cafe, travel to Arthur’s Pass where you join the world famous TranzAlpine train for the spectacular rail journey back to Christchurch through the Southern Alps.

The TranzAlpine is described as “The Great New Zealand Rail Adventure” and is rated as one of the top six scenic train journeys in the world – with accolades like those, you know it will be good.

Ascend through lush beech forests past the beautiful Lake Brunner via the alpine village of Arthur’s Pass situated 737 metres above sea level, before crossing the spectacular Southern Alps. The TranzAlpine then winds its way over massive viaducts, through spectacular river gorges and the stunning Waimakariri River valley before arriving in Christchurch.

Day 4
Christchurch

Sadly, your holiday is at an end and you will be returning your car to the airport today for your onward flight. Here, we bid you a fond farewell and hope you leave with many happy memories of your stay in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

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4 Day Christchurch Discovery & Alpine Safari
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Tour Code: SBCHC4S
From (NZD) $1265 per person
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Departures: May 18 - Mar 19

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