Overview

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  • Rates valid until March 31, 2018

  • Rates valid for minimum 02 passengers travelling together

10 Hours Waimakariri River, Canterbury
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Pick up from Central Christchurch Hotel
  • Comfortable Coach Travel
  • Experienced Driver Guide
  • Comprehensive Commentary
  • Scenic views of the Canterbury Plains by coach
  • Jet boating on the Waimakariri River
  • Four-wheel drive journey through high country terrain
  • Delicious lunch in a countryside café
  • Famous TranzAlpine train journey (If Option Selected)
  • Drop off at Central Christchurch Hotel
  • All Taxes included (what you see is the final price per person)

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Meals other than those specified in inclusions
  • Drinks other than those specified in inclusions
  • Tips (not mandatory)
Highlights
What makes this tour special

Three exciting adventures all in one day, the Alpine Safari tour is an all-inclusive full-day tour from Christchurch which includes a scenic four-wheel-drive adventure, a thrilling jet boat ride, a short nature walk, a Kiwi-style barbecue lunch and a return journey from Arthur’s pass to Christchurch on the world-famous Tranz Alpine Train.

  • Informative and entertaining commentary from our local Kiwi guides.
  • Exciting and scenic jet boat ride.
  • Experience the thrill and excitement of 4-wheel-driving.
  • Breathtaking alpine scenery including lakes, rivers and mountains.
  • Delicious lunch in a quaint country café.
  • Scenic drive over the historic SH73 to Arthurs Pass. (If Option Selected)
  • Enjoy a relaxing journey on the world famous TranzAlpine train. (If Option Selected)
  • Three exciting adventures all in one day!

 

What Next? 

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Itinerary
Where this Tour takes you

ALPINE SAFARI TOUR

This full-day sightseeing tour will appeal to adventure seekers! Experience the ultimate alpine adventure with a scenic coach trip, adrenaline-charged jet boat ride, off-road exploration and a spectacular train journey to top it all off.

Leaving Christchurch, travel by coach through the Canterbury Plains to the Waimakariri Gorge. Experience the thrill of a 45-minute jet boat ride along the crystal clear 'Waimak' River. Your experienced guide will navigate through shallow waters and rapids and get your heart racing with 360° spins. Next, take a rugged four-wheel drive journey across Mt Torlesse Station, a working sheep and cattle farm at the foot of the Southern Alps. Get an insight into farming in New Zealand as you traverse back-country terrain amid stunning scenery.

Enjoy a delicious lunch in a countryside café before continuing through the Canterbury high country, stopping at glacier-fed Lake Pearson and passing by locations made famous in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe and The Lord of the Rings films. At Arthur's Pass, high in the Southern Alps, board the TranzAlpine train, then sit back and relax on one of the world's top six rail journeys for a stunningly scenic ride back to Christchurch.

SHORT ON TIME?

The 4x4 and Jet Boat adventure is a half-day version of the Alpine Safari Tour and is a fantastic option if you are short on time or have already done the TranzAlpine. This tour includes the scenic tour from Christchurch, jet-boating, 4-wheel-driving and lunch, but does not include the trip to Arthurs Pass or the TranzAlpine train ride. After lunch, you will be transferred back to your Christchurch accommodation.

Location
Directions
Waimakariri River, Bealey, Canterbury, New Zealand View on Map