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Arthur's Pass Full-Day Tour Includes TranzAlpine Express Train from Christchurch provided by Leisure Tours

Arthur's Pass Full-Day Tour Includes TranzAlpine Express Train from Christchurch

Arthur's Pass Full-Day Tour Includes TranzAlpine Express Train from Christchurch
4.5
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from $375.00 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 7 days in advance
About
Experience one of the world’s great rail journeys, the TranzAlpine Train, on this door-to-door day trip to Arthur’s Pass National Park. After hotel pickup, ride the train from Springfield to Arthur’s Pass and enjoy lunch (if option selected). See the 1,444-foot (440-meter) Otira Vidaduct then brace for a thrilling Waimakariri River jet boat ride (if option selected). Learn about sheep farming at a local farm then savor afternoon tea.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
Highlights
Ride the TranzAlpine Train, tour Arthur’s Pass, and visit a sheep farm
Watch sheep being sheared and rounded up, then enjoy a farmhouse tea
Upgrade to include a Waimakariri River jet boat ride and/or a café lunch
Look for kea, New Zealand’s jumbo alpine parrot, in Otira Gorge
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2950P53
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Tranz Alpine train journey • Jet boat ride (if option chosen) • Lunch (if option chosen) • Afternoon tea • Local guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Air-conditioned vehicle • Entry/Admission - Christchurch
Exclusions
Gratuities
Duration
9h 30m
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We pickup from most Hotels, Motels & Backpackers in Christchurch
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Tranz Alpine train journey • Jet boat ride (if option chosen) • Lunch (if option chosen) • Afternoon tea • Local guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Air-conditioned vehicle • Entry/Admission - Christchurch
Exclusions
Gratuities
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We pickup from most Hotels, Motels & Backpackers in Christchurch
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h 30m
Additional information
Infants must sit on laps
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 50 travellers
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4.5
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brian r
Auckland Central, New Zealand4 contributions
Awesome
Dec 2020 • Couples
Graham our driver was awesome. He was humble, friendly and approachable and most of all cared for us.
Written 29 December 2020
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Canterburyleisure
Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. It is great to hear that Graham our driver was awesome and that you had a great day. I hope you have the opportunity to travel with us again in the not too distant future.
Written 30 December 2020
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Lizard
5 contributions
Beautiful
Feb 2020
Loved this excursion from start to finish, great tour operator, spectacular scenery on the train and wonderful visit to the sheep farm.
Written 8 March 2020
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Canterburyleisure
Thanks for such an awesome review of your recent Arthur's Pass Day Tour! It's really fantastic to hear that you enjoyed this excursion from start to finish. I truly hope you get to visit Christchurch and Arthur's Pass again someday soon!
Written 17 March 2020
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John G
1 contribution
great day in the mountains
Jan 2020
The guide was very informative. The scenery was exceptional, and the short hike was exhilarating. There were no wasted moments; the guide kept things moving.
Written 31 January 2020
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Canterburyleisure
Thanks for the great review of your Arthurs Pass Tour with TranzAlpine Train Journey. I'm really pleased you had a great day with us and hope you get to visit Christchurch and Arthurs Pass again soon!
Written 3 February 2020
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Margaret Lim
5 contributions
Enjoyable Day Tour
Dec 2019 • Solo
The full day tour was relaxing except (of course) when we were on the jet ski. Good company and wonderful sights. Most importantly, Mark, our driver cum guide, was knowledgeable, friendly and competent.
Written 11 December 2019
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CSNZ
Singapore River, Singapore405 contributions
Great guide, great sights
We got started on our tour with Scott and a small group of 6 of us - needless to say it was enjoyable and we were fortunate enough to see the Kea birds near Arthur's Pass.

You learn a lot through the guides and in our short trip we've learned so much about the local culture and areas around the area - that's the distinction between an okay tour and a great tour, which was the latter.

Written 2 December 2019
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Canterburyleisure
Thanks for the great review of your Arthurs Pass Day Tour. I'm glad you had such an awesome time by learning a lot about the local culture and seeing some Kea's on your trip, which are always a welcome sight to see. And thanks for the nice comments about your guides too! I'll be sure to pass on your kind words to them. Thanks again and be sure to visit Christchurch soon.
Written 3 December 2019
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Jim W
9 contributions
Great tour, small bus!
Mar 2019 • Couples
Graham the tour guide was really good, the train ride was good and the sightseeing on the bus even better. Don't miss the jet boat ride, which is lots of fun. However, the bus seating is cramped, with no leg room at all and I was pretty uncomfortable with sore knees before the ride was done.
Written 31 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for taking the time to submit your review and I am pleased you had a great tour, with both the train and sightseeing with Graham. I agree the jet boating is not to be missed. I am sorry that you found the vehicle, you travelled on ( a 17 seater ) a bit cramped. On the day of travel we had three vehicles seperate vehicles operating this tour and I am sure that had you mentioned your discomfort to the driver on the day he would have been able to move you to one of the other vehicles. In addition we are continually updating our fleet to ensure that all of our great tours are also comfortable.
Written 2 April 2019
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Ashley R
North Vancouver, Canada23 contributions
Great Day!
Feb 2019 • Solo
Rodney was so professional and informative and made sure we were on time for everything. I had such a great experience at the sheep farm and loved that we got to feed some sheep and take pictures with alpacas and the dogs. Had lunch there and it was delicious. Jet boating was so much fun - definitely a must-do. We took the TranzAlpine back to Christchurch from Arthur's Pass - a great end to a fantastic day!
Written 16 March 2019
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Thank you for such a positive review. I am really pleased you had a nice time with Rodney and I'll be sure to share your kind words with him. And it's also great to hear that you enjoyed all your activities too. Arthurs Pass is a really beautiful area and this tour has became one of our most popular over the years, so it's great to see so much positive feedback from it. Thanks again for the review and I hope you visit New Zealand again sometime soon!
Written 17 March 2019
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Jamiex666
Preston, UK24 contributions
Excellent day out
Jan 2019 • Couples
We really enjoyed the variety of activities on our day out. Graham our guide was friendly, informative and highly professional keeping us on time for every aspect of the day . Comfortable couch and great photo opportunities throughout day. Lunch was an interesting venue...highly memorable. Jet boat thrilling and not to be missed.Heather and Trevor give us an interesting insight into sheep farming. Highly recommend
Written 25 January 2019
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Thank you for the kind words and it's great to hear that you had a nice day in Arthurs Pass. The Arthurs Pass Day Tour is one of our most popular tours so it's always nice to get some positive feedback on it. I'll be sure to let Graham know that he was professional and hospitable during your recent tour. We hope you have had a nice time in New Zealand and get to return to this beautiful country again soon.
Written 28 January 2019
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J T
Port Arthur, Australia932 contributions
Thanks Scotty
Best day!! Despite early cloud the sun shore at opportune moments. Fully enjoyed. Very comfortable and lunch of glorious whitebait patties ridiculously good. Great value day. Everything delivered as promised.
Written 18 October 2018
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It is great to hear that you had a most enjoyable day, that Scotty looked after you and that the whitebait patties were ridiculously good, I am envious. Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. The reviews we receive are inportant to us to ensure we meet and where possible exceed our customers expectations. I do hope you have the opportunity to visit this very beautiful region of New Zealand again at some future date.
Written 24 October 2018
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CaliforniaOma2008
Clayton, CA1 contribution
Awesome Tour
Jul 2018 • Family
Sue was our guide for the Arthur's Pass Day Tour, which included the TranzAlpine Express Train. We had a change of plans because of incoming bad weather. Instead of taking the train to Arthur's Pass, Sue took us via a comfortable mini-bus. And, I am glad the tour was reversed. Sue set a casual and informative atmosphere. We learned lots and even saw two Kea. We were on a limited time schedule in Christchurch, but because of this tour with Sue, we feel we got to know the area more than expected. We had a great time, even our 5 and 10 year old. Thank you!
Written 10 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. It is great to hear that you had such an enjoyable day and that Sue looked after you and was a good representative of our company. I am pleased that you got to see some Kea and saw some great scenery. I do hope you have the opportunity to visit this very special part of New Zealand again at some future date.
Written 12 August 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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