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“The High Country Explorer Tour is a Must!”
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High Country Explorer Tours
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Owner description: The TranzAlpine™& High Country Explorer Christchurch Best One DaY Tour This unique adventure allows you to experience the best of the world famous TranzAlpine™Train and explore a very remote part of New Zealand, which even very few New Zealander's have ever seen. Your day of fun and adventure starts with pick up from your Christchurch city hotel. Then take a spectacular 2 1/2-hour train journey to Arthur's Pass in the heart of New Zealand's Southern Alps. Next board a four-wheel drive "Tussock Buggy", travel across the Southern Alps and then to Flock Hill sheep station to enjoy a delicious 3-course lunch. Next set off on a 23km (15mile) 4WD safari across this vast 36,000-acre high country farm. Arriving at the Waimakariri River. The only way to continue your journey from here is by river; as you now board a large jet boat, travel down stream with stop offs along the way. Arrive at a secluded Hamilton Lodge for afternoon tea. Then finally complete your adventure by coach or 4x4 as you travel across the Canterbury Plains back to Christchurch city.
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“The High Country Explorer Tour is a Must!”
Reviewed August 27, 2010

If you're in Christchurch, we highly recommend the High Country Explorer Tour, which allows you to see the High Country via the TranzAlpine Train, a 4WD vehicle, and a jet boat. Many of the areas toured are on private land, so this is the only way to see them. The tour also included a delicious buffet lunch at a High Country Sheep Station. Our guide was very informative, and we learned a lot about the region, it's flora and fauna, and even got to see some of the locations where The Chronicles of Narnia was filmed. The views were AMAZING!

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