Your spectacular one day alpine safari tour from Christchurch into the breathtaking Southern Alps of New Zealand has it all – 4WD transport, a jet boat ride, the TranzAlpine train, unique adventures, two course café lunch and an entertaining Kiwi tour guide. It all adds up to the ultimate Alpine experience!
Your day begins with a scenic tour over the Canterbury Plains to the Waimak Gorge where you will board the famous Hamilton jetboat for an exciting 45 minute jetboat ride on one of New Zealand’s most spectacular rivers.
From here you board an off-road vehicle for a scenic 4-wheel-drive adventure across Mt Torlesse Station. This station is a 10,000 acre working sheep and cattle farm situated in the spectacular foot hills of the Southern Alps. You will get to experience the thrill and excitement of off-roading while taking in the spectacular alpine scenery and learning about the farm.
After an exciting morning you stop at a quaint country café for a delicious lunch. After lunch, continue your journey through the Canterbury high country to Arthurs Pass stopping along the way at Lake Pearson and passing one of the filming locations from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
At Arthurs Pass you board the world famous TranzAlpine train where you sit back and relax with a glass of beer or wine and enjoy the spectacular scenery on your journey back to Christchurch. You will be collected from the Christchurch railway station by your guide and returned to your accommodation.
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