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3-Day Akaroa Harbour & TranzAlpine Train Excursion

by Canterbury Leisure Tours
per traveller Price is NZ$500
*Pricing based on group of 2 travellers
Duration: 3d Non-refundable No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

Highlights

  • Easy & relaxing way to experience the coast & Southern Alps

  • Idyllic photos on a visit to the charming town of Akaroa

  • Dolphins & penguins in the waters off Akaroa Harbour

  • Friendly & engaging guide to show you the area's highlights

  • Magnificent mountain scenery on board the TranzAlpine train

Highlights

  • Easy & relaxing way to experience the coast & Southern Alps

  • Idyllic photos on a visit to the charming town of Akaroa

  • Dolphins & penguins in the waters off Akaroa Harbour

  • Friendly & engaging guide to show you the area's highlights

  • Magnificent mountain scenery on board the TranzAlpine train

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9:00 AM, 3 Day Christchurch Akaroa TranzAlpine Tour Double Room includes Food Only

Duration 3d

Live Commentary in English. Select this option with 1 double bed.

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Total price is NZ$999, taxes included

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9:00 AM, 3 Day Christchurch Akaroa TranzAlpine Tour Twin Room in English, includes Food Only

Duration 3d

Live Commentary in English. Includes standard accommodation with 2 single beds.

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9:00 AM, 3 Day Christchurch Akaroa TranzAlpine Tour - Single Room in English, includes Food Only

Duration 3d

Live Commentary in English. Select this option for private accommodation with 1 single bed.

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3-Day Akaroa Harbour & TranzAlpine Train Excursion

Activity Location

Greymouth

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Christchurch International Airport

    30 Durey Road

    Christchurch 8053


Description

If you have a few days free to see the sights of the South Island, this tour gives you a look at some of its most beautiful scenery. With plenty of free time in Christchurch, a cruise along the Akaroa Harbour, and a spectacular train ride across the Southern Alps, you can see the best of the country.

Day 1: Arrival & Free Time in Christchurch
After the transfer to your hotel in downtown Christchurch, take the rest of the day to explore the South Island's largest city. You're just a short walk away from attractions like the Christchurch Cathedral and Victoria Square, or the iconic historic cars of the tramway, for plenty of sightseeing before you turn in for the night.

Day 2: Akaroa Village & Harbour Cruise
Your second day features a ride to the Banks Peninsula and the beautiful town of Akaroa, once a French whaling port and now home to a host of craft shops and historic buildings. Get some time to explore the serene community, and then have lunch at the popular Bully Hayes Restaurant by the shore of French Bay.

In the afternoon, set out for a harbour cruise to find the dolphins, penguins, and seals who make these waters home. On your way back to Christchurch, you a chance to visit Barrys Bay Traditional Cheese and try some exquisite New Zealand cheese.

Day 3: TranzAlpine Train Ride to Greymouth
Start your last day by collecting your things for the ride to the Christchurch Railway Station, where the TranzAlpine carries you out on one of the most spectacular train routes in the world. Admire the scenery as you ride across the Southern Alps, through Arthur's Pass and the Otira Tunnel, and across the lush native bush of the West Coast. Your journey ends in the early afternoon at Greymouth, leaving you ready to set out for another adventure.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Akaroa

  • Akaroa Harbour cruise

  • TranzAlpine train ride

  • Accommodation for 2 nights in a 4-star hotel

  • Lunch on day 2

  • Cheese tasting

  • Pick-up from Christchurch International Airport on day 1

  • Transport between Akaroa and Christchurch via bus on day 2

  • Drop-off in central Greymouth on day 3

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Meals and drinks not listed as inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 13 and younger are not allowed. Children aged 17 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.

  • You must be at least 18 years of age and present a valid photo ID in order to consume alcohol.

  • Accommodation is at the Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch or similar.

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place

  • If you are prone to motion sickness, please take any necessary precautions. Consult a medical professional before taking any medication.

  • Pick-up is available from Christchurch International Airport. Please arrange pick-up from the airport when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Check-in is 10 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • You will receive confirmation of your exact tour departure time and location when you call to confirm your reservation.