Day Trip to Arthur's Pass including TranzAlpine Train from Christchurch. Experience the South Island's remarkable natural landscapes by taking a journey on the TranzAlpine train from Christchurch to Arthur's Pass, which is considered one of the world's greatest train journeys for the scenery through which it passes. Enjoy breathtaking views of Canterbury Plains, Southern Alps, ice-fed Waimakariri River, lush beech forests and stunning landscapes. Explore walking tracks in Arthur's Pass National Park with spectacular mountain views & pristine waterfalls. Capture mirror images at Lake Pearson & wander through the majestic limestone boulders at Castle Hill. A perfect day trip for nature lovers, hikers & adventure seekers.

Day Trip to Arthur's Pass including TranzAlpine Train from Christchurch - South Island, New Zealand

Day Tour
Duration:10 hours
Price: Starting from $350.00 per person
Experience the South Island's remarkable natural landscapes by taking a journey on the TranzAlpine train from Christchurch to Arthur's Pass, which is considered one of the world's greatest train journeys for the scenery through which it passes. Enjoy breathtaking views of Canterbury Plains, Southern Alps, ice-fed Waimakariri River, lush beech forests and stunning landscapes. Explore walking tracks in Arthur's Pass National Park with spectacular mountain views & pristine waterfalls. Capture mirror images at Lake Pearson & wander through the majestic limestone boulders at Castle Hill. A perfect day trip for nature lovers, hikers & adventure seekers.
Experience the South Island's remarkable natural landscapes by taking a journey on the TranzAlpine train from Christchurch to Arthur's Pass, which is considered one of the world's greatest train journeys for the scenery through which it passes. Enjoy breathtaking views of Canterbury Plains, Southern Alps, ice-fed Waimakariri River, lush beech forests and stunning landscapes. Explore walking tracks in Arthur's Pass National Park with spectacular mountain views & pristine waterfalls. Capture mirror images at Lake Pearson & wander through the majestic limestone boulders at Castle Hill. A perfect day trip for nature lovers, hikers & adventure seekers.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Arthur's Pass National Park Visitor Centre, Arthur's Pass National Park, Canterbury Region, South Island

Experience vast wilderness, breathtaking landscapes, spectacular waterfalls, mirror lakes & alpine walks through native beech forests on a day trip from Christchurch.
After pick-up from your hotel, your guide will drop you to the train station in Christchurch for one of the greatest train journey's in the world. Travel on the TranzAlpine train & admire the stunning scenery through panoramic windows & open air viewing decks. Disembark the train at Arthur's Pass National Park where you will meet your guide again.
Enjoy 1.5 hours free time to enjoy lunch at a local cafe & explore the village of Arthur's Pass. Your guide will then recommend you some popular walks in the National Park with incredible views. Then drive down to Otira Viaduct which provide impressive views of red flowering rata in summer months & grab the opportunity to spot the inquisitive Kea (alpine parrot) well known for its cheeky nature.
On your return journey, travel by road in a luxurious minivan with a few scenic stops on the way. Take a coffee break & capture stunning mirror images at Lake Person. Then wander through majestic presence of limestone rock formations at Castle Hill Conservation Area. Stretch your legs one last time at Lake Lyndon that regularly freezes in winter months. Return back & drop-off to your location in Christchurch.
Highlights:
• Scenic journey on TranzAlpine Train from Christchurch to Arthur's Pass.
• Explore one of the many walks with crisp alpine air, unforgettable mountain vistas & waterfalls.
• Encounter with the inquisitie Kea (alpine parrot) at Otira Viaduct lookout.
• Capture mirror images at Lake Pearson.
• Admire the majestic limestone boulders at Castle Hill Conservation Area.

Duration: 10 hours

 

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