- USD$ 380.00 / Per Person; Adult / Child
- Full Day
This morning, you will be picked up from the hotel. Enjoy a scenic Tranz Alpine day tour through Arthurs Pass National Park – a highlight of your South Island itinerary. You will be driven across the Canterbury Plains to meet the Tranz Alpine train in the foothills of the Southern Alps. From here you will get on the Tranz Alpine train which will take you alongside the Waimakariri River as it takes you up through the scenic Arthurs Pass National Park and see the amazing and unique New Zealand alpine scenery as you climb into the South Island high country. From Arthurs Pass station, one of New Zealands highest railway stations, drive to the lookout over the stunning Otira Gorge, where the native parrot, the Kea, often resides and is eager to entertain. We can view New Zealand native Mountain Beech forest, waterfalls and classic South Island Alpine scenery as well as call into the Arthurs Pass National Park Visitors centre. After lunch we will drive back towards Christchurch passing through scenery that gives a different perspective compared to your Tranz Alpine train journey – from alpine scenery, high country sheep stations, lakes, limestone formations and river valleys.