to Arthurs Pass Day Excursion
The Christchurch to Arthurs Pass day excursion is a scenic rail
journey on the
TranzAlpine train from Christchurch to Arthurs Pass National Park located in
the through the Southern Alps.
west crossing the Canterbury Plains, the train slowly ascends
through spectacular gorges and river valleys of the Waimakariri
River towards the Southern Alps to the alpine village of Arthurs
Pass - the administrative centre for the Arthurs Pass National Park.
You'll have five hours to view the displays at the National Park
Visitors Centre, then go on your alpine adventure on the many forest
park walks in Arthur's Pass National Park before you return to
TranzAlpine train carriages have advanced air bag suspension system
for quieter and smoother travel, un-tinted, non-reflective,
panoramic side and roof windows to capture the dramatic coastal and
mountain views of the South Island, GPS triggered
journey commentary in five languages at your seat via passenger
headphones, plus overhead information displays.
carriage is centrally heated in winter and air conditioned in
summer, washroom/toilet facilities, '2 Seat-Aisle-2 Seat' forward
facing seats with head rests or 'Table Group' (4 people around a
table) seating allowing to experience the amazing views of the
magnificent North Island, through panoramic side and roof windows,
while enjoying the company of other passengers.
TranzAlpine train has a café carriage offering a range of alcoholic and
non-alcoholic drinks, snacks and light meals and an open viewing
carriage for views of the Southern Alps and alpine rain forest
landscape of the South Island's west coast.
The Christchurch to Arthurs Pass train day excursion is a reserved seating 'One Class/ Non-smoking'
The Christchurch to Arthurs Pass train day excursion operates daily,
departing Christchurch 8.15am and returns to Christchurch 6.05pm.
This train day excursion does not operate on Christmas Day - 25 December.
Departs Christchurch 8.15am and returns Christchurch 6.05pm.
online fares and reservations.
This train is a reserved seating 'One Class/Non-smoking' service.