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Arthur's Pass Hiking & Tranz Alpine One Day Tour
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Owner description: Arthur's Pass Hiking & TranzAlpine one day tour from Christchurch. Where else can you do all this in one day and be back in time for dinner? A ride on the world famous TranzAlpine, a guided walk in Arthur’s Pass National Park and the amazing Great Alpine Highway. This will be one of the best days of your New Zealand trip!
Reviewed 5 February 2014

We travelled from Greymouth on the train which was returning to Christchurch. Checking in and baggage drop was easy and the seats comfortable. It goes without saying that the scenery along the way was spectacular.
Our only criticism concerns the on board catering which is extensively promoted in the advertising literature.
Because the people on their way to Greymouth had eaten more than expected their was a poor selection available at the buffet car for our trip back to Christchurch.
Maybe you should purchase food before getting on board.
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Reviewed 4 February 2014

It was nice to have this Tranz Alpine Train tour from Arthur's Pass to Christchurch. the scenic is beautiful and the river is so clear and blue with its convenience train and professional and friendly crew.
the journey takes about 2.5 hours added with the explanation from the clear sound Audio Video stuff explaining the history of places passed during the route.
it is worth to have this such experience.

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Reviewed 29 January 2014

The train itself is fantastic. Great seats, excellent visibility. All very efficient. Headphones were provided for commentary which I found generally interesting. The views over arthurs pass are wonderful and it is a worthwhile experience. The viewing carriages - which are open sided carriages that you stand up in - I thought had less visibility than the normal carriages. Overall a very good 4 hours.

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Reviewed 8 January 2014

Well I've heard that this train journey is better during the winters. Even then, we had a good time licking the ice-cream and the beautiful views that it had to offer.

1  Thank PriyahGG
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Reviewed 21 June 2013

We did the Darfield-Arthur's Pass-Darfield leg on the 18th June 2013 and was really worth it. Got on at Darfield and great scenic ride all the way up to Arthur's Pass. We had about slightly more than 5 hours to spend at Arthur's Pass and hike to Devils Punchbowl Waterfall and Bridal Veil. We finished the hike with enough time to have brunch at the Arthur's Pass village. The Tranzalpine train carriages are very comfy and quite quiet. Though the ticket price can be quite pricey but for the once-in-a-lifetime exeprience, it is worth it.

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