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Arthur's Pass: TranzAlpine Train and Castle Hill Day Tour

1. Arthur's Pass: TranzAlpine Train and Castle Hill Day Tour

Experience the South Island's remarkable natural landscapes by taking a journey on a train from Christchurch to Arthur's Pass, which is considered one of the world's greatest train journeys for the scenery it passes. Enjoy breathtaking views of Canterbury Plains, Southern Alps, ice-fed Waimakariri River, lush beech forests, and stunning landscapes. Explore walking tracks in Arthur's Pass National Park with spectacular mountain views & pristine waterfalls. Capture mirror images at Lake Pearson & wander through the majestic limestone boulders at Castle Hill. A perfect day trip for nature lovers, hikers, and adventure seekers.

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4.8 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Really fun day trip by Ajay to Arthur’s pass. The drive was scenic, as was the train ride. Some roads were windy, which made me glad I wasnt driving! Best to take a small coach. Our guide was relaxed and pleasant but also very informative about the history of the area and interesting facts. We stopped at a spot for a fairly easy hike to a waterfall, enjoyed a village lunch, and a few other scenic spots including Castle Hill, all whilst being back in Christchurch in time for dinner. Really great day - and a nice relaxing activity to do while in Christchurch.

Fantastic train journey in glorious sunshine with great scenery to look at all the way. Afterwards it was a short walk up to a great waterfall before we went to Castle Hill and strolled around a bit. Very knowledgeable guide who explained everything we saw. The trip is highly recommended.

A great experience and a great combination between the train and the mini bus with its guide to discover Arthur's Pass

Brilliant day tour, wonderfully kind guide, perfect for small children (our 3 year old managed all suggested walks)

Excellent punctuality. Excellent attention from the operator