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2-Day Christchurch to Queenstown Tour via West Coast provided by Canterbury Trails - Day Tours

2-Day Christchurch to Queenstown Tour via West Coast

2-Day Christchurch to Queenstown Tour via West Coast
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This a very popular 2 day and 1 night trip from Christchurch to Queenstown ( or in reverse ) via the South Island's rugged West Coast. Your guide will pick you up from your hotel and deliver you to the World renowned Tranz Alpine train, which bisects the Canterbury farming plains, foothills and mountains, before reaching the alpine village of Arthur's Pass. Your guide will meet you, show you some of the area before travelling onto the West Coast. You'll hear the history of Maori, greenstone, gold, visit historic towns like Hokitika and travel on south through stunning rain forests to the glacier country. Staying in Franz Josef the night gives you the opportunity of a helicopter glacier landing ( not included in the tour price ) as well a stunning photo opportunities. From here the journey continues south along the coast before eventually swinging inland over the dramatic Gates of Haast, finally heading past Lakes Wanaka and Hawea  and over the Crown Range road to Queenstown.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3290P8
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Christchurch
Exclusions
  • Overnight accommodation in Franz Josef
Duration
1 day
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • This tour has the option to run in reverse if requested. Longer pick up time required for Port/ Airport pick ups
  • Christchurch Railway Station, Addington, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand Guide will be holding a sign displaying Guest booking name at check-in area.
  • Queenstown, New Zealand This tour ends in Queenstown where you will be delivered to your choice of accommodation. This tour also has the option to run in reverse if requested.
  • Wanaka, New Zealand This tour can end in Wanaka if requested, where you will be delivered to your choice of accommodation. This tour also has the option to run in reverse if requested.
  • Airports:
  • Christchurch Intl Airport, Christchurch New Zealand
  • Ports:
  • Lyttelton port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Christchurch
Exclusions
  • Overnight accommodation in Franz Josef
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • This tour has the option to run in reverse if requested. Longer pick up time required for Port/ Airport pick ups
  • Christchurch Railway Station, Addington, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand Guide will be holding a sign displaying Guest booking name at check-in area.
  • Queenstown, New Zealand This tour ends in Queenstown where you will be delivered to your choice of accommodation. This tour also has the option to run in reverse if requested.
  • Wanaka, New Zealand This tour can end in Wanaka if requested, where you will be delivered to your choice of accommodation. This tour also has the option to run in reverse if requested.
  • Airports:
  • Christchurch Intl Airport, Christchurch New Zealand
  • Ports:
  • Lyttelton port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
1 day
Return details
  • Queenstown, New Zealand This tour ends in Queenstown where you will be delivered to your choice of accommodation. This tour also has the option to run in reverse if requested.
  • Wanaka, New Zealand This tour can end in Wanaka if requested, where you will be delivered to your choice of accommodation. This tour also has the option to run in reverse if requested.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use

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TravelinMan1426
Pasadena, CA15 contributions
Excellent Tour Operator Highlighted by a Superior Guide
Feb 2019 • Friends
During our over three week tour of Australia and New Zealand where we experienced a variety of tours operators in both countries, we found that that Canterbury Trails was the absolute best operator in either country. While a huge part of this extremely positive experience has to do with our specific tour guide, Mandy Mitchell, that the company itself provides small personal touches from beginning to end made the experience a joy.

Unlike other day tour operators we faced throughout our journey, Canterbury Trails pays attention to the details that make a travel experience memorable and positive. For example, when we checked into our hotel, a letter was waiting from the company welcoming us, telling us who our guide was going to be and instructions about appropriate clothing for the tour. Although the time of the tour start was already on our itinerary from our U.S. travel agent, that written Welcome was reassuring as our U.S. agent had gotten several tour times wrong. That Canterbury provided Mandy’s and the owner’s name, and the local contact information the day before the tour was reassuring and considerate.

We first used Canterbury for the Akaroa day cruise in a small group and then the next day our party of three undertook a separate private tour, by train, and then by SUV through Arthurs Pass and then back east down to Queenstown. In both cases Mandy was our tour guide. She was superb, knowledgeable, energetic, friendly, and helpful throughout. As there was some inclement weather during parts of private tour, Mandy made several key suggestions that allowed us see more of the key sights along the way, making much better use of our time than what our travel agent had outlined.

We expected to carry home memories of the South Island’s scenery and history. We didn’t expect that we would also bring back such fond ones of our tour guide.
Written March 2, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

klevycole
Longwood, FL1 contribution
Canterbury Trails provides great service!
Apr 2018 • Couples
Canterbury Trails provided us with private tours of Christchurch & local wineries, then dropped us off for the Alpine train, followed us to Arthurs Pass where they picked us up & drove us down the west coast to Queenstown. Tea, our guide, was on time, professional, and thoroughly knowledgeable about all parts of the two tours we took. She went above & beyond -- from helping us find a replacement camera battery to making sure we were able to see Fox Glacier before dark -- all the while sharing a wealth of stories, local history, and particularly moving eye witness account of Christchurch in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake. We were truly sorry to part from her. We HIGHLY recommend Canterbury Trails -- this was one of the best experiences of our two week trip to New Zealand!
Written May 5, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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464dianaw
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Christchurch Revealed
This was a Christchurch City and environs Day Tour including Morning tea and Lunch. We were driven in a most comfor
Cheezel
Cheezel
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Fabulous way to travel
This was a fabulous way to travel from Greymouth to Christchurch after a road trip around the top area of New Zeala
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Excited-for-trip
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Gorgeous Day
Our tour guide Mandy went above and beyond to make our tour amazing. We encountered a crazy snow storm, that was un
Travel34855117471
Travel34855117471
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We drove through Tranz Alpine wasn't running.
Absolutely stunning postcard views of the Southern Alps driving towards and from Sheffeild. What a view to wake up
Konaidoo
Konaidoo
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Arthur’s Pass Guided Day Trip
Dave our guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and patient throughout the trip. We had a perfect start weather wis
KenVicLee
KenVicLee
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Fantastic Full Day Tour Of Akaroa
A shout out to Hugo, our tour guide, who we discovered had stayed the night in Christchurch to make certain he pick
170janerikb
170janerikb
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Very nice tour
Our guide Dave had a lot of knowledge and humour and made sure the tour was one of the high points of our journey i
SueJ24837
SueJ24837
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Excellent Day Out
This was an excellent day out. Akaroa is beautiful and we spent a couple of hours on a boat seeing lots of nature!
Oldtraveller1948
Oldtraveller1948
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Interesting and Informative tour of Arthur's Pass
The Arthur's Pass National Park and Train Tour was exceptional as was our guide Dave. The train trip went through
P1705PBjohnl
P1705PBjohnl
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Fabulous train to and walking tour of Arthur's Pass
This all-day combined train and land experience through and around Arthur's Pass was exceptional. Our small group
MaliseOBanion
MaliseOBanion
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The best day!
Had a spectacular day with a spectacular guide! Tia picked us up at our hotel, settled us on the train, and promise
ssP1814JH
ssP1814JH
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The Great Way to Visit Arthur’s Pass
The train trip was wonderful, transitioning to amazing mountain scenery. Dave, our guide, was even better. He was
kjbgsb
kjbgsb
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A Full Day
Started out with prompt 7:20 am pick up and back around 5:30 pm but a very interesting and varied day. Enjoyed the
lynn1rhoads
lynn1rhoads
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Outstanding! Arthurs Pass Tranzalpine Day Trip
Fantastic day with Dave! He promptly picked us up at the hotel and provided a great narrative of Christchurch on t
Gl0b2rotter
Gl0b2rotter
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Lovely final day in NZ
Stuart picked us up promptly from our hotel, was a charming and informative companion throughout. We saw Hector's d
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