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See the alpine wonderland that is the Southern Alps on this Shore Excursion from Lyttelton Harbour. We will collect you from your cruise ship berthed in the port of Lyttelton and travel by road from Christchurch to Springfield, at the foothills of the Southern Alps, and onto the beautiful township of Arthurs Pass.
Once in Arthurs Pass, continue by road through the snow-capped mountains in the Arthurs Pass National Park and on to the Otira Gorge making photo stops on route. Visit the old village of Otira before returning to Arthurs Pass for lunch (optional extra) and some time to explore.
Following your lunch, you will make the return trip to Christchurch by road travelling again through the majestic Southern Alps and Alpine Passes, with river valleys, lakes and towering peaks as a backdrop. On route you will stop for an exhilarating jet boat ride (optional extra) through the spectacular gorges of the Waimakariri River, travelling up river to areas inaccessible by road.
Following your jet boat ride, a visit will be made to a high country farm set among beautiful alpine backdrop for afternoon tea, along with a sheep shearing and sheep dog mustering demonstration.
From there you will continue on to Lyttelton with a brief sightseeing tour of Christchurch City (time permitting) before being returned to your cruise ship.
Tour Duration : 7.5 Hours approximately
Please note: This tour requires a minimum of 4 adults to operate. Due to the varying arrival and departure times of the cruise ship schedules in Lyttelton, this option does not include the TranzAlpine Train as the train can depart prior to your arrival and return after your cruise ship departure. For options including the TranzAlpine Train, please see our LT06CS option: https://www.cruiseexcursions.co.nz/day_tour/tranzalpine-arthurs-pass/
The default time for this tour is 8.30am but this can be amended depending on your cruise ships arrival and departure times.
Book tours in more than one port and receive a 10% discount on all subsequent bookings – Discounts applied at time of tour confirmations.