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Arthur's Pass: TranzAlpine Train and Castle Hill Day Tour

Arthur's Pass: TranzAlpine Train and Castle Hill Day Tour

Experience the South Island's remarkable natural landscapes by taking a journey on a train from Christchurch to Arthur's Pass, which is considered one of the world's greatest train journeys for the scenery 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, and adventure seekers.

From Christchurch: Arthur's Pass Guided Day Trip with Lunch

From Christchurch: Arthur's Pass Guided Day Trip with Lunch

Experience the beauty of New Zealand's Castle Hill, the turquoise waters of Waimakariri Gorge, and the alpine village at Arthurs Pass on this guided day trip that includes hotel pickup and drop-off in Christchurch. Travel in a comfortable van and savor a mouthwatering lunch along the way. Be picked up at your accommodation in Christchurch and whisked away on a group tour. Ride on the Great Alpine Highway to see spectacular engineering, mesmerizing waterfalls, and famous filming locations like Castle Hill (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe). Admire views of Arthur’s pass, a National Park located deep in the Southern Alps of New Zealand and stop to explore the rural charm of Arthur's Pass Village. Take a variety of landscapes, from green fields to rugged mountain ranges, lush forest and ice-fed lakes and rivers. Avoid missing sights with a guide that is happy to point out the highlights. View the blue river that winds through the Waimakariri Gorge and the sparkling waters of Lake Pearson, a bird paradise. Enjoy the Otira Gorge Rock Shelter Lookout, an engineering marvel. Make plenty of stops along the way and have the chance to do optional activities (for an additional fee) like taking a jet boat ride or going for a forest walk to a waterfall. Capture pictures at Instagram-worthy spots. Return to your accommodation in Christchurch at the end of your tour. As this tour operates in an alpine region the weather can be unpredictable. In the event of bas weather this tour will continue on to Greymouth and Lake Brunner.

Milford, Mt Cook & Arthur's Pass: 3-Day Tour ex-Queenstown

Milford, Mt Cook & Arthur's Pass: 3-Day Tour ex-Queenstown

Embark on one of the best possible itineraries to explore few of the major attractions of New Zealand's South Island in just 3 days, allowing you time to immerse yourself in the serenity of each place. Finish your trip in Christchurch. Day 1: Queenstown - Te Anau Glowworm Caves - Milford Sound - Te Anau/Queenstown Be picked up from your accommodation in Queenstown in a comfortable car and relax on the scenic transfer to the Te Anau Glowworm Caves. Purchase a ticket to the cave to admire a cave that is lit by thousands of blue bioluminescent glowworms. Venture to the sparkling waters of Milford Sound which is surrounded by lush rainforests, rushing waterfalls, and towering peaks. Have the chance to purchase a cruise to explore this breathtaking area. Return to your accommodation in Te Anau/Queenstown (depending on the activities you undertake) for the night. Day 2: Te Anau/Queenstown - Lindis Pass - Lake Pukaki - Aoraki Mount Cook (Hooker Valley Track & Tasman Glacier View Track) - Lake Tekapo Start with pickup from your hotel in the morning and pass through Lindis Pass on your way to Lake Pukaki, a stunning glacier-fed alpine lake. Admire the highest mountain in the country, Aoraki Mount Cook. Either hike through rugged mountain terrain to soak up the area's wild beauty on the Hooker Valley Track and Tasman Glacier View Track or engage in other activities like a helicopter ride, depending on weather conditions. Visit the renowned 'Church of the Good Shepherd' in Lake Tekapo. Take a brief leisurely walk along the picturesque Lake Tekapo. Check-in to your accommodation in Lake Tekapo. At night, grab the opportunity to engage in stargazing activity in the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve, the biggest Dark Sky Reserve in the world. Day 3: Lake Tekapo - Lake Lyndon - Castle Hill - Arthur's Pass Village - Arthur's Pass National Park - Otira Viaduct Lookout - TranzAlpine Train Experience - Christchurch Start another beautiful day with pickup from your hotel in Lake Tekapo. Take a break at Lake Lyndon on the way to Castle Hill. Visit Castle Hill and enjoy the photogenic landscape of stunning limestone rock formations featured in famous Hollywood movies before arriving at Arthur's Pass Village. Explore Arthur's Pass National Park with a walk along the Devil's Punchbowl Walking Track or the Arthur's Pass Walking Track. Admire the views from the Otira Viaduct Lookout. Board the TranzAlpine Scenic Train at Arthur's Pass and admire the scenic views, before disembarking at Christchurch Railway Station, where you will be picked up and transferred to your Christchurch hotel. This is a private experience, so there will be stops as needed for food and rest breaks. Our enchanting journey concludes as we bid you farewell at your preferred location in Christchurch. May the memories of these spectacular landscapes and the essence of New Zealand's natural beauty stay with you always.

Milford, Mt Cook & Arthur's Pass: 3-Day Tour ex-Christchurch

Milford, Mt Cook & Arthur's Pass: 3-Day Tour ex-Christchurch

Embark on one of the best possible itineraries to explore few of the major attractions of New Zealand's South Island in just 3 days, allowing you time to immerse yourself in the serenity of each place. Conclude your trip in Queenstown. Day 1: Christchurch - TranzAlpine Train Experience - Otira Viaduct Lookout - Arthur's Pass Village - Arthur's Pass National Park - Castle Hill - Lake Lyndon - Lake Tekapo Be picked up from your accommodation in Christchurch. Board the TranzAlpine Scenic Train at Christchurch Station and admire the scenic views before disembarking at Arthur’s Pass Railway Station, where you will be picked up. Admire the views from the Otira Viaduct Lookout. Explore Arthur's Pass National Park with a walk along the Devil's Punchbowl Walking Track or the Arthur's Pass Walking Track. Visit Castle Hill and enjoy the photogenic landscape of stunning limestone rock formations featured in famous Hollywood movies. Take a break at Lake Lyndon on the way to Lake Tekapo. Check-in to your accommodation in Lake Tekapo. At night, grab the opportunity to engage in a stargazing activity in the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve, the biggest Dark Sky Reserve in the world. Day 2: Lake Tekapo - Lake Pukaki - Alpine Lavender farm - Aoraki Mount Cook (Hooker Valley Track & Tasman Glacier View Track) - Lindis Pass - Queenstown Start another beautiful day with pickup from your hotel in Lake Tekapo. Visit the renowned 'Church of the Good Shepherd' in Lake Tekapo. Take a brief leisurely walk along the picturesque Lake Tekapo. Visit Lake Pukaki, a stunning glacier-fed alpine lake. Admire the highest mountain in the country, Aoraki Mount Cook. Either hike through rugged mountain terrain to soak up the area's wild beauty on the Hooker Valley Track and/or Tasman Glacier View Track or engage in other activities like a helicopter ride, depending on weather conditions. Pass through Lindis Pass on your way to Queenstown. Check-in to your accommodation in Queenstown. Day 3: Queenstown - Te Anau Glowworm Caves - Milford Sound - Te Anau/Queenstown Start with pickup from your hotel in the morning. Relax on the scenic transfer to the Te Anau Glowworm Caves. Purchase a ticket to the cave to admire a cave that is lit by thousands of blue bioluminescent glowworms. Venture to the sparkling waters of Milford Sound, which is surrounded by lush rainforests, rushing waterfalls, and towering peaks. Have the chance to purchase a cruise to explore this breathtaking area. Return to your accommodation in Te Aanu/Queenstown (depending on the activities you undertake). This is a private experience, so there will be stops as needed for food and rest breaks. Our enchanting journey concludes as we bid you farewell at your preferred location in Queenstown. May the memories of these spectacular landscapes and the essence of New Zealand's natural beauty stay with you always.

6 Day South Island NZ Private Tour from Auckland

6 Day South Island NZ Private Tour from Auckland

Experience the beauty of the NZ South Island in a relaxed style with this carefully crafted itinerary. Avoid the hassle of planning various things and driving long distances on your own. Dive into exciting activities like a Nature Cruise, Alpaca farm tour, TranzAlpine scenic train ride, stargazing, jet boating, Gondola ride, a cruise at Milford Sound, and a unique tour of the Te Anau Glowworm caves. Day 1: Auckland-Flight to Christchurch (CHC)-CHC-Akaroa-CHC Board your flight from Auckland to CHC and commence your multi-day tour with a pickup from CHC airport. Visit the French-inspired village of Akaroa, where you can choose to spend time with alpacas or embark on a nature cruise to see Hector's dolphins. Return to CHC for drop-off at your hotel. Day 2: CHC–TranzAlpine Train–Otira Viaduct–Arthur’s Pass Village–Castle Hill–Lake Lyndon–Lake Tekapo Start your day with a pickup. Board the TranzAlpine Scenic Train for stunning views. Disembark at Arthur’s Pass Railway Station. Enjoy the Otira Viaduct Lookout. Explore Arthur’s Pass National Park with a walk. Visit Castle Hill for limestone formations. Take a break at Lake Lyndon before reaching Lake Tekapo. Check into your hotel at Lake Tekapo and recharge before stargazing in the Dark Sky Reserve. Day 3: Lake Tekapo–Lake Pukaki–Aoraki Mount Cook–Lindis Pass–Queenstown Visit the ‘Church of the Good Shepherd’ and enjoy a walk along Lake Tekapo. Next, see Lake Pukaki's turquoise waters and views of Aoraki/Mount Cook. Drive to Aoraki Mount Cook, where you can hike the Hooker Valley Track or the Tasman Glacier Walks. Look for the kea, the world's only alpine parrot. Pass through Lindis Pass on your way to Queenstown. Stop at Lindis Pass Summit Lookout for views. Check in to your Queenstown hotel. Day 4: Queenstown City Explore Get picked from your hotel. Visit Queenstown Gardens for a tranquil retreat. Stroll through central Queenstown streets for its vibrant atmosphere. Relax by Lake Wakatipu before thrill jet boating on the Kawarau River. Ride the Gondola for stunning views. Explore the area or enjoy luge rides. Watch the sunset before returning to your hotel. Day 5: Queenstown – Milford Sound - Te Anau Glowworm Caves – Te Anau Start this epic day with a pickup. Enjoy a scenic drive to Milford Sound, capturing the stunning landscape along the way. Embark on a cruise to experience the fiord's beauty up close. Marvel at the cliffs, waterfalls, and wildlife. Return to Te Anau for the Te Anau Glowworm Cave tour. Explore the caves and experience the magical atmosphere. Check into your Te Anau hotel. Day 6: Te Anau - Queenstown - Flight to Auckland/Christchurch Be picked up from your Te Anau hotel. Enjoy the scenic drive to Queenstown. Depending on your flight timing, relax at the airport or explore charming Queenstown once more to bid it farewell. It's time to say goodbye as we drop you off at Queenstown airport to catch your flight to either Auckland or Christchurch based on your preference.

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