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Arthur's Pass & TranzAlpine Train Day Tour

Christchurch, New Zealand

Experience an unforgettable day trip through the Canterbury Plains to one of New Zealand's most stunning mountain ranges, taking the TranzAlpine train to Arthur's Pass National Park

Duration8 Hours
Start & End Time
Start & End Time7:30am to 3:30pm
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-OffIncluded
Minimum Age
Minimum AgeAll Ages
Start & End Location
Start & End LocationChristchurch Accomodation

Arthur's Pass & TranzAlpine Train Day Tour Highlights

  • Get up to 10% cash back per person when you book with us
  • Travel on the TranzAlpine train through the stunning Canterbury Plains
  • Enjoy a picnic-style morning tea and lunch at a local cafe 
  • Choose a suitable walk based on the weather and your physical fitness 
  • Knowledgable guide with informative commentary 
  • Travel in a comfortable air-conditioned luxury vehicle
  • One-way train fare and national park fees 
  • Return transfer to your Christchurch accommodation 

What to Expect

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does the tour include hotel pick up?

Yes. The Operator can arrange pick up and drop off to your Christchurch accommodation. 

The following is recommended: wind/shower proof jacket that will keep you dry in a sharp shower Sweater or jacket suitable for cooler weather, made of material that retains warmth when damp from sweat or drizzle), hat (type depending on weather)

Take a day pack (or bag you can carry and have both hands free) sunscreen (high SPF) sunglasses water bottle lip balm camera with extra card, spare batteries.

Option 1

Take in the stunning views of the Waimakariri River and its unique braided river system. Once inside Arthur's Pass National Park, suitable walks will be selected based on the weather and physical ability. Afterwards, you can refuel at a cafe or enjoy a picnic-style meal.


Explore Otira Gorge and follow the historic stagecoach route, highlighting the impressive road-building skills of the 1860s and the path the Maori people took to find greenstone. Visit Cave Stream, a filming location for "The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe," and explore its underground passageways winding through limestone cliffs, gorges, and rocky outcrops.




Option 2 


Take your time exploring the magnificent Castle Hill rocks, an exceptional collection of limestone outcrops, weathered by rain and considered sacred by the Maori people. 

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Tour Operator

Canterbury Trails
29 Stanmore Road, Phillipstown, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand