Christchurch – TranzAlpine and Arthurs Pass Tour LT06CS


We invite you to join us on a tour of discovery, featuring spectacular scenery, travel on the TranzAlpne Train, lunch, jet boating in the Waimakariri Gorge and high country sheep farm visit with sheep shearing, dog work and afternoon tea.

We will collect you this morning from your cruise ship berthed in the port of Lyttelton and from Christchurch travel by road to Springfield at the foothills of the Southern Alps.

At Springfield, board the world famous TranzAlpin train, this train journey is rated as one of the top ten train journeys in the world, travel through the Southern Alps to Arthurs Pass viewing spectacular alpine scenery through panoramic windows.

In Arthurs Pass we meet the train and then tour by road over the snow-capped Southern Alps 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.

Following lunch there will be time to explore the village prior to departing Arthurs Pass and returning to Christchurch by road travelling again through the majestic Southern Alps and Alpine Passes, with river valleys, lakes and towering peaks as a back drop. On route you will stop for an exhilarating jet boat ride through the spectacular gorges of the Waimakariri River, travelling up river to areas inaccessible by road.

Following the jet boating, a visit will be made to a high-country farm for afternoon tea, followed by a sheep shearing and sheep dog mustering demonstration. From there you will continue to Christchurch and be returned to your cruise ship in Lyttelton.

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, the TranzAlpine Train may not be available for your date of travel. We will advise upon booking. If you would like to book this option without the train, please see LT06WTCS:

Activity type : Daily Activity
Activity Time : 07.30 am
Duration : 9.5 hours approximately
Maximum number of people : 20
Venue Facilities : Air conditional coach and TranzAlpine Train both with panoramic windows and full commentary. Lunch, (optional), Jet Boating (optional) Sheep Farm and afternoon tea.
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For your convenience, you will not be charged until the day of your tour and if your ship cancels the port visit you will not be charged at all. How good is that!

Multiple Booking Discount

Book tours in more than one port and receive a 10% discount on all subsequent bookings –  Discounts applied at time of tour confirmations.

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Tour start/finish times are general and we may adjust these times to suite your cruise ship schedule. We guarantee your return to ship on time!

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