From Christchurch: Arthur's Pass Guided Day Trip with Lunch

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Travel along the Great Alpine Highway through the ever-changing landscapes. Reach Arthur's Pass and see spectacular waterfalls and famous filming locations on this guided day trip from Christchurch.

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  • Stop to refuel along the way with a tantalizing sit down lunch
  • Get to see sights like Castle Hill, a famous movie filming location
  • Appreciate the engineering behind the Otira Gorge Rock Shelter Lookout
  • Go for an enchanting stroll through the quaint Arthur's Pass Village
  • Marvel at a variety of natural landscapes like gorges, lakes, and waterfalls


Experience the beauty of New Zealand's Castle Hill, the turquoise waters of Waimakariri Gorge, and the alpine village at Arthurs Pass on this guided day trip that includes hotel pickup and drop-off in Christchurch. Travel in a comfortable van and savor a mouthwatering lunch along the way. Be picked up at your accommodation in Christchurch and whisked away on a group tour. Ride on the Great Alpine Highway to see spectacular engineering, mesmerizing waterfalls, and famous filming locations like Castle Hill (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe). Admire views of Arthur’s pass, a National Park located deep in the Southern Alps of New Zealand and stop to explore the rural charm of Arthur's Pass Village. Take a variety of landscapes, from green fields to rugged mountain ranges, lush forest and ice-fed lakes and rivers. Avoid missing sights with a guide that is happy to point out the highlights. View the blue river that winds through the Waimakariri Gorge and the sparkling waters of Lake Pearson, a bird paradise. Enjoy the Otira Gorge Rock Shelter Lookout, an engineering marvel. Make plenty of stops along the way and have the chance to do optional activities (for an additional fee) like taking a jet boat ride or going for a forest walk to a waterfall. Capture pictures at Instagram-worthy spots. Return to your accommodation in Christchurch at the end of your tour. As this tour operates in an alpine region the weather can be unpredictable. In the event of bas weather this tour will continue on to Greymouth and Lake Brunner.


Guide Van transportation Carbon neutral tour Lunch Bottled water Local kiwi snacks Commentary Wi-Fi USB charging

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  • This activity takes place rain or shine.

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