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Christchurch & TranzAlpine Rail Discovery Package

Christchurch and TranzAlpine Rail Discovery Package - TranzAlpine railway - Hero

Independent Tours

Discover the city highlights of Christchurch and travel on one of the world’s greatest train journeys, the TranzAlpine, on this 3 day South Island stopover. Often referred to as the garden city, Christchurch is a blend of historic heritage buildings, modern design, green spaces and vibrant culture. It offers great dining for foodies and is the gateway to explore the scenic snow-capped Southern Alps. You’ll get to experience this wonderful scenery from the panoramic windows of the TranzAlpine train, as well as visit Arthurs Pass and Otira, plus a working sheep station. New Zealand is famous for its spectacular scenery and this region of the South Island will certainly not disappoint. Enjoy city sightseeing combined with natural wonders on this bite size stopover which can be included as part of your perfect holiday itinerary.

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2 nights in selected hotel

Excursions and visits

  • Explore the garden city of Christchurch
  • Take a spectacular journey on the world famous TranzAlpine scenic railway
  • Enjoy some spectacular Southern Alps scenery and visit Arthur's Pass National Park and Otira Gorge
  • Learn more about sheep farming on a working sheep farm
  • Join an optional jet boat tour through the spectacular gorges of the Waimakariri River

Not included

  • International and domestic flights
  • Visa (if required)
  • Optional excursions


Airport Transfers – To/from Christchurch International Airport to/from your chosen Christchurch hotel

Tours as specified


  • 2 nights

  • Australasia . New Zealand . Christchurch

  • International flights not included

From £410 per person

Mon - Fri: 9am - 8pm

Saturday: 9am - 6pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm


Duration: 3 days


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