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to Arthurs Pass Day Excursion
The Christchurch to Arthurs Pass day excursion is a scenic rail
journey on the
Tranz Alpine 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
The carriages on your train are
centrally heated in winter and air conditioned in summer, with
'Airline' style reclining seats with head rests and 'Table' (4
people around a table) seating.
carriage has onboard washroom/toilet facilities, with '2
Seat-Aisle-2 Seat' seating either as reclining forward facing seats with head and foot 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.
Tranz Alpine 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.
This train is a reserved seating 'One Class/Non-smoking' service.