Christchurch: Arthur's Pass Small Group Hike Full Day Tour
- 10 Hours
- 10 Hours
- On request
You will be picked up from your accommodation and taken to the railway station, from here you will be transferred to Arthur's Pass by the world famous TranzAlpine train. The journey through the gorge is spectacular before you make your way to the high mountains of the Southern Alps and Arthur's Pass. On arrival at Arthurs Pass Village you will be met by your guide where the rest of your touring begins. View the Waimakariri River and its unique braided river system , enter Arthur's Pass National Park where a 2-4 hours guided hike can be taken to experience forests, rivers and mountain vistas before a picnic style lunch. View the old stage coach route and look down the spectacular Otira Gorge, testament to the road builders of the 1860's and the route taken by the Maori in their quest for greenstone. If time permits view Cave Stream where it burrow underground in an area of limestone cliffs, gorges and craggy outcrops. This area was also used for the filming of CS Lewis's - "The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe". Alternatively, visit the incredible Castle Hill rocks, unique weatherworn rain smoother outcrops of limestone and regarded sacred by the Maori. Return to Christchurch via sub-alpine Porter's Pass and the Canterbury Plains.
Duration: 10 Hours
Departs: 7:30 a.m. - Returns: 5:30 p.m.