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

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

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Overview
Enjoy a full day in the gorgeous landscapes outside of Christchurch. This tour features the scenic TranzAlpine train and a guided tour of Arthur’s Pass National Park. See the Canterbury Plains, Waimakariri Gorge, and the Southern Alps, then explore by minivan from Arthur’s Pass, stopping for rain forest walks and a closer look at Cave Stream, Castle Hill, and Waimak Gorge. This small-group tour includes lunch and two teas.
Itinerary
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You'll start at
Christchurch Railway Station
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  • 1
    TranzAlpine Train
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Arthur's Pass National Park Visitor Centre
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
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You'll end at
Christchurch Railway Station
Canterbury 8011, New ZealandYour guide will be holding a sign displaying name for tour booking at check in area.
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Highlights
  • Ride the scenic TranzAlpine, one of the great rail journeys of New Zealand
  • Explore Arthur’s Pass National Park, Cave Stream, and Castle Hill
  • See more of the South Island and let the pros handle logistics and driving
  • Includes lunch, two teas, and round-trip transport from Christchurch hotels
What to Expect
After pickup from your Christchurch hotel, transfer to the train station and board the scenic TranzAlpine train. Your guide provides your train tickets and meets you in Arthur’s Pass after you enjoy the morning train ride on your own. The TranzAlpine trip to Arthur’s Pass offers stunning views of the Canterbury Plains, Waimakariri Gorge, and Southern Alps. Cross tussock fields, tunnels, and viaducts including the Staircase, which spans 240 feet (73 meters). Upon arrival at Arthur's Pass, your guide takes you on a tour of the national park and Otira Gorge by minivan. Make stops for short nature walks and photo ops of Cave Stream and the limestone rock formations of Castle Hill. Your full-day tour includes morning and afternoon tea, and lunch at a local hotel. Return to your Christchurch hotel by minivan, stopping in the sweeping Canterbury Plains to see Waimakariri Gorge.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Christchurch Railway Station, Canterbury 8011, New Zealand
Duration
9h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Lunch at a country hotel
  • Guided walks of Arthur's Pass National Park
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from centrally located Christchurch hotels
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Travel by TranzAlpine train
  • Light refreshments
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - TranzAlpine Train
  • Entry/Admission - Arthur's Pass National Park Visitor Centre
Exclusions
  • Cruise port pickup is not available
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
110Reviews
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By: Canterbury Trails - Day Tours
Kathy
10
Excellent trip to Akaroa and surrounds via private tour.
Our tour guide, Mandy, was exceptional, easy, fun, interesting, packed with great information and highly flexible.
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Supersarah
20
Fiona is a fantastic guide!
I would highly recommend this trip. Fiona did a marvelous job explaining the history and transporting the group.
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pietro_74
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
110
Visit to Christchurch and the vineyards of Waipara, February 12, 2020
Fiona did an excellent job of showing us Christchurch and briefing us on the history and current situation of the
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George Z
Rye, New York
30
Great trip to Arthur’s Pass
Great day with Paul. Beautiful train ride to start the day up to Arthur’s Pass followed by a wonderful van ride
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Celeste
20
Christchurch to Queenstown Scenic Tour
This day may very well go down as the most pleasant day of our trip. We met Dave at 8 am and were reluctant to say
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Charles H
92
A transfer with spectacular Alpine scenery
My travel agent booked a transfer for us from the LIndis Lodge to Christchurch with Canterbury Trails, so I wasn't
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Willetts
10
Arthur's Pass National Park with TranzAlpine Train Tour from Christchurch.
Great day out with Dave, our fantastic guide for the day. He knew so much about the area and made sure we saw
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Colliedog58
Hartley, United Kingdom
361148
Amazing Day!
Our travel agent had booked us a trip to Akaroa from the U.K. We were picked up from our hotel, on time, by Dave.
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Phogotaboutit
124
Arthur’s Pass National Park with Transalpine Train
Canterbury Trails The day started off right on time, with David, our guide, picking us up at our hotel. After a
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John L
31
Review of Excursion
Our excursion with Hugh was fantastic.We enjoyed the TransAlpine railroad trip to Arthur's Pass. The experience
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Key Details
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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