Experience the magnificent scenery within the large area of Arthurs Pass National Park and the Southern Alps
A tour into this area encompasses many magnificent views along the way it also includes the traversing two high mountain passes on the route leading to the mountain village of Arthurs Pass.
Nearby the Arthurs Pass village is the engineering achievement of a roadway viaduct that ensures safe road access to the magnificent West Coast area of the South Island. This area also provides for the world famous Coast to Coast sporting marathon event that involves the entrants in traversing mountain passes, river kayaking and cycling from a beach on the West Coast, to a beach on the East Coast all in a day! One has to see the area and its terrain to put the entrant's level of endurance into perspective.
The area is homw to the famous TransAlpine passenger train service, the rail trip being rated as one of the world's top ten train journeys. The passenger train runs daily between Christchurch, and the town of Greymouth that is situated on the West Coast of the South Island. Should one wish, with an early transfer to the Christchurch railway station, your Southern Alps day tour is able to include travelling a section of the journey on the TransAlpine passenger train, thus enabling one to experience the alternative of the railway route's breath taking views and scenery. On the completion of the rail section of your tour you would be met by your driver/guide at the Arthurs Pass Village railway station for the return trip to Christchurch by road.
Hence you are then able to enjoy and experience the different scenery of inland Canterbury mountains, towns and picturesque lakes from the comfort of one of our vehicles. Let us put together a tour experience that will stay with you forever.
Private Tour by luxury vehicle with driver/guide: NZ$225.00 pp Min charge NZ$630.00 (max 6) - Larger group 'Private Tour' by arrangement. - When applicable, food and entry fees into attractions are additional.