Arthur's Pass Day Tour


Arthur’s Pass is a township in the Southern Alps of the South Island of New Zealand. Elevated 740 meters above sea level & is a 2-hours drive from Christchurch on the West Coast. Arthur’s Pass National Park is in the heart of Southern Alps and is well known for its high mountain ranges, astonishing landscape, steep slopes, beautiful gorges, stunning rivers & pristine waterfalls. Arthur’s Pass offers a variety of walking tracks to choose from and has always been popular with hikers, trekkers and adventure seekers. If you have a passion for outdoors & want to experience nature, this is the perfect place for you to explore around.

THIS IS A PRIVATE TOUR (i.e. ONLY FOR ONE PARTY)

Arthur's Pass Day Tour – approx. 7-8 hours (Tour Start Time: 8am)
$249 Per Person (minimum booking for 2 adults required)

Child: $99
Additional for TranzAlpine Train: $159

TOUR Highlights

  • Pick-up from your hotel/ apartment or preferred location in Christchurch.
  • Drive for about 2-hours on SH73 via inland scenic route to Arthur’s Pass National Park, making a few stops on the way.
  • Stop over for coffee/snack at the famous Sheffield’s Pie Shop.
  • Stretch legs at the Castle Hill conservation area to view spectacular limestone sculptures.
  • Drive to Arthur’s Pass Township & make a brief visit to information centre.
  • Millennium Walk: A short 5-10 minutes walk to the historic bridge overlooking the Avalanche Creek Waterfall.
  • Devil’s Punchbowl Waterfall Track: A 1-hour walk climbs up to the base lookout with unforgettable views of 131-metre falls.
  • Drive to Otira Viaduct Lookout for some spectacular views & spotting the inquisitive Kea (the mountain parrot).
  • Return back to Christchurch & drop-off to your location.

Price includes:

  • Private & Exclusive Tour.
  • Hotel Pick up and Drop Off.

COMPLIMENTARY HOTSPOT WIFI & LIGHT REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED.

 

Your Full Day Arthur’s Pass Day Tour Includes:

Castle Hill Conservation Area

Wander through majestic presence of limestone rock formations. This area was once under a large, shallow inland sea that began to infill some 30 million years ago. Pressure over time caused extensive uplift, folding & faulting. The rocks are spectacular limestone worn by water with dozens of paths through them.

Millennium Walk

Millennium Walk is an easy 10 minutes return walk. Small trout are often seen in the Avalanche Creek from the historic bridge. Follow the path up to a viewing platform overlooking the Avalanche Creek Waterfall, which is lit at night.

Devils Punchbowl Walking Track

The Devils Punchbowl is a moderate 1-hour return-walking track that involves a series of steps that will take you to the base lookout with unforgettable views of the 131-metre falls. Feel the powerful force and sound of fresh mountain water falling with the most splendid views.

Otira Viaduct Lookout

The 440-metres Otira Viaduct was completed in 1999, replacing a narrow, winding, dangerous section of road that was prone to avalanches, slips & closures. The view from the lookout is very impressive with red-flowering rata all over in the summer months & snow capped mountains during winters. You will have the opportunity to spot the endearing Kea (alpine parrot) well known for its cheeky nature.

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