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Arthur's Pass Hiking & Tranz Alpine One Day Tour

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Address: 716 Christchurch, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
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+64 9-972 3493
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Arthur's Pass Hiking & TranzAlpine one day tour from Christchurch....

Arthur's Pass Hiking & TranzAlpine one day tour from Christchurch. Where else can you do all this in one day and be back in time for dinner? A ride on the world famous TranzAlpine, a guided walk in Arthur’s Pass National Park and the amazing Great Alpine Highway. This will be one of the best days of your New Zealand trip!

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Fantastic drive; incredible scenery; can't believe i was there!

Great day out - drove up and stopped at Castle Hill on the way which was incredible; also visited a waterfall (quite a few steps) and various other walks - absolutely fantastic... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Manchester, United Kingdom

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great day out - drove up and stopped at Castle Hill on the way which was incredible; also visited a waterfall (quite a few steps) and various other walks - absolutely fantastic scenery wit an incredible range of walks to suit all needs. Highly recommend - and driving a great alternative to the train as you can stop and start... More 

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Timmins, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We rode the train from Christchurch to Arthur's Pass It was a beautiful scenic ride & we enjoyed very much. The coaches are clean & comfortable

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

What a trip. If you want tranquility and great walks than you cannot go past visiting Arthurs Pass. Walk and talk, go with friends or make new ones as you go. Learn the history. You will want to stay more than a day.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Driving through Arthur's pass is quite beautiful and extremely peaceful. Lots of places to stop while driving through to pull over and take pictures of the scenery :)

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Hastings, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Took the one way trip from Christchurch to Greymouth. If you know your date early enough you can find a range of fares on the Kiwi rail website. We were lucky enough to take the trip on a stunning clear day after snow had fallen the evening before and the scenery was awesome. The carriages were very warm and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

GREAT PLACE FOR TAKING PICTURE! The view was like pictures on calendar!!! You can stop by the road and take pictures, its quite safe just park your car on the side of the road!

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

Rather disappointing tour with not much scenery to speak of. We probably should have taken the OAT tour of New Zealand as my tour itinerary was not so good. This one was a train ride up and a van ride down. The highlight was I suppose the moss forest at Arthur's Pass summit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Scenery superb and worth the trip BUT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BEWARE !!!!!!!!!! You will be ripped off if you book online from outside of NZ as only the two most expensive fares are shown on the Kiwi Rail site. If you book online within NZ the full and cheaper fares are shown . Also if you phone on their 0800 no within... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Booked our trip from Greymouth on the Tranz Alpine 4 months prior to our trip but were seated next to the toilets and an auto door out to the viewing car Have contacted the company but no reply When booking in ask where you are seated and steer clear of the above ask for mid carriage Scenery was fantastic

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

This was a wonderful tour with Geika (pronounced Hyka). He had a wealth of knowledge, lots and energy and a wonderful personality. We learned so much about the land and saw such beautiful scenery that it was breathtaking. Surprisingly the four wheel drive vehicle was the most frightening as we drove up and around the mountains. The jet boat ride... More 

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