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Arthur's Pass with TranzAlpine Train

Product ID: 161325
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Enjoy a fully guided day tour from Christchurch to travel on the world famous TranzAlpine train through the Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass. Admire the mountain scenery and finish the day with a visit to a sheep farm.
About this activity
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Duration 9.5 hours
Starting time 7:30 AM
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Live tour guide

Pickup included

Hotel pickup and drop-off is available from Christchurch accommodation. Provide your hotel name and address when booking and the local operator will advise your pickup details with confirmation.
Wheelchair accessible

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  • Discover one of the world's top 10 train journeys aboard the TranzAlpine train
  • Benefit from a guided day tour with full commentary from an experienced guide
  • Marvel at the spectacular scenery of Arthur's Pass National Park, Otira Gorge and the Southern Alps
  • Enjoy a High Country Sheep Farm tour with sheep shearing, dog work and afternoon tea
Full description
Experience the world famous TranzAlpine train journey on a guided day tour from Christchurch. 

After pick-up from your Christchurch hotel, travel by road to Springfield. Board the TranzAlpine train to travel through the Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass - admire the stunning alpine scenery through the train's panoramic windows. 

From Arthur’s Pass, tour over the snow-capped Southern Alps in the Arthur’s Pass National Park into the Otira Gorge, pausing for photo stops along the way. Visit the old village of Otira before returning to Arthur’s Pass for lunch. After lunch, explore the picturesque village of Arthur’s Pass and some of the many local walks. 

On the return drive to Christchurch, visit a High Country Sheep Farm for afternoon tea, followed by a sheep shearing and sheep mustering demonstration. The tour concludes with your return to your Christchurch accommodation around 5:30 PM.  
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transport in air-conditioned coach
  • Driver/guide
  • TranzAlpine train ticket
  • Sheep Farm tour
  • Afternoon tea
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch

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Important information
Know before you go
• New Zealand weather can be very changeable throughout the year, so bring warm clothing that you can leave in the tour vehicle if not required
• You can bring your own lunch or purchase lunch on the day. Alternatively, you can pre-order lunch with the local operator after booking
• Minimum numbers are required for this activity to operate - in the unlikely event that these are not met you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund

From US$ 266.67 per person

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Product ID: 161325