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Spectacular Half-Day TranzAlpine Excursion: Christchurch to Christchurch provided by Scenic Pacific Travel - New Zealand Tours

Spectacular Half-Day TranzAlpine Excursion: Christchurch to Christchurch

Spectacular Half-Day TranzAlpine Excursion: Christchurch to Christchurch
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About
Tour through the Canterbury Plains, with a lunch stop on route at Terrace Downs resort. If time and weather permits, a short walk should you wish, to view the rock formations. Head west through Arthur's Pass to the Otira Viaduct lookout. Spot a cheeky "Kea”. Return to Arthur's Pass and board the famous TranzAlpine train.The train journey between Arthur's Pass and Springfield is the most scenic as the train clings and descends the cliffs following the aqua blue Waimakariri River. Travel through 15 short tunnels and over 4 dramatic viaducts, including the Staircase viaduct. On arrival into Springfield, you will disembark the train and meet your driver for the short trip back to Christchurch .
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
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: 7h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
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: 164031P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
There will be a lucnh stop on route, this will be at your own expense
Duration
7h 30m
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Tour departs CBD 11.30am hotel pick ups will start 30 minutes prior to this
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
There will be a lucnh stop on route, this will be at your own expense
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Tour departs CBD 11.30am hotel pick ups will start 30 minutes prior to this
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7h 30m
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 20 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Arthur's Pass National Park
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Castle Hill
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Terrace Downs Spa
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
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Frank R
Baltimore, MD9 contributions
Custom Tour for four Americans
Feb 2020
Scenic Pacific, in Christchurch, helped us design a 22-day custom tour of the South Island for four people -my wife and I and another couple. After asking us what we were interested in seeing/doing in New Zealand, our agent- Lisa Smith - put together a package that included airport connections, hotels, tours, bus, ferry and shuttle connections. We stayed in rain forests, cities, mountains; rode buses, ferries, trains, trolleys, boats and cars; hiked mountain trails, swam in turquoise waters, toured cities, gardens and caves, walked in gardens, crossed swinging bridges and drifted in flooded caves beneath a ceiling of glow worms. When we missed a connection (our fault), Lisa put it all back together - remotely, on her day off. We couldn't have been more pleased with our experience - in NZ, and with Scenic Pacific.
Written March 7, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
It was a pleasure to have you visit New Zealand, thank you for your feedback. We look forward to seeing you back in New Zealand. Cheers Heather
Written March 8, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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