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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 .
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- 1Arthur's Pass National ParkStop: 60 minutesSee details
- 2Castle HillStop: 30 minutesSee details
- 3Terrace Downs SpaStop: 30 minutesSee details
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- There will be a lucnh stop on route, this will be at your own expense
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Most travellers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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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…
Date of experience: February 2020
Response from Roam58999559139, Manager at Spectacular Half-Day TranzAlpine Excursion: Christchurch to Christchurch
Responded 8 Mar 2020
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
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