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2-Day West Coast Punakaiki Tour via the TranzAlpine Train

by Canterbury Leisure Tours
per adult Price is NZ$845
Duration: 2d Free cancellation available No Booking Fees Print Voucher Print Voucher Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

Highlights

  • Breathtaking TranzAlpine train ride across the Southern Alps

  • Opportunity to explore Punaikiki's coastal trails & sights

  • Chance to see the famous Pancake Rocks & Blowholes

  • Comfortable overnight stay at a 4-star beachfront eco-resort

  • West Coast Hospitality

Highlights

  • Breathtaking TranzAlpine train ride across the Southern Alps

  • Opportunity to explore Punaikiki's coastal trails & sights

  • Chance to see the famous Pancake Rocks & Blowholes

  • Comfortable overnight stay at a 4-star beachfront eco-resort

  • West Coast Hospitality

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7:30 AM, Twin Accommodation

Duration 2d

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7:30 AM, Single Accommodation

Duration 2d

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2-Day West Coast Punakaiki Tour via the TranzAlpine Train

Activity Location

Punaikiki

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Christchurch (Hotel Pickup)

    Christchurch


Description

After a convenient shuttle from your Christchurch hotel to the train station, take a seat on board the world-renowned TranzAlpine train. This 4.5-hour journey traverses the South Island from coast to coast, passing through the rolling farmland of Canterbury Plains and over the breathtaking mountain landscape of the Southern Alps. Take in the scenery from large viewing windows as you cross over gorges, through river valleys and beneath craggy peaks.

Arrive in Greymouth, where you're then transferred to Punaikiki to settle into your 4-star eco-resort. After that, spend the remainder of the day as you like, trekking down the beach to see ocean water spraying dramatically from the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes, strolling along coastal and rainforest trails, Catch the sunset during dinner at a beach front eatery before heading to bed.

Late checkout means the morning is yours to while away at your leisure. Linger over breakfast, check out more of Punaikiki's coastal sights and National Park attractions, or shop for locally made artwork and pottery before your ride to Greymouth. Here, you can scope out jade jewellery in riverfront boutiques, sip craft beers at Monteith's Brewing Company or learn about gold rush history at the Shantytown heritage village.

Mid-afternoon, board the TranzAlpine for your scenic ride back to Christchurch, where you're shuttled to your hotel when you step off the train.


Inclusions

  • Self-guided tour of Punaikiki and the West Coast

  • Overnight hotel accommodation

  • Roundtrip ticket on the TranzAlpine train

  • Roundtrip shuttle between Greymouth and Punaikiki

  • Roundtrip shuttle between the train station and your Christchurch accommodation


Exclusions

  • Food and drinks


Know Before You Book

  • Four-star accommodation in Punakaiki are at the Punakaiki Resort. All rooms have en suite bathrooms and sea or garden views.

  • The tour departs Christchurch at 7:30 AM on Day 1 and returns at 6:30 PM on Day 2. Upon arrival back in Christchurch, you will be met at the train station and driven to your accommodation or to the airport.


2-Day West Coast Punakaiki Tour via the TranzAlpine Train ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

Expedia-Verified Reviews

4 out of 5

3/5 24 Oct. 2019

The train was beautiful but a long day. Hotel is very insulated for a single traveler without a car. Nothing around a a lot of time to kill without shops, restaurants, etc

5/5 14 Mar. 2018

The trip excellent through Arthur pass. Train has wide big windows for good view of the mountain and river. Cafeteria in train has wide range of snacks and drinks. Train staff were very helpful

Krishnamurthi S

United States