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Arthur's Pass Day Tour - TranzAlpine Experience with Jet Boat Ride

On this action-packed full day tour, you will encounter some of New Zealand's most amazing scenery from the carriages of the world famous Tranz Alpine train and enjoy a high-speed jet boat ride through the gorges of the Waimakariri River.

Leaving Christchurch you will travel by road through the fields and farmlands of the Canterbury Plains to Springfield set in the foothills of the Southern Alps, viewing the alpine scenery through panoramic windows.

The TranzAlpine is renowned as one of the top ten train journeys in the world. From Arthurs Pass, tour by road over the snow-capped Southern Alps in the Arthurs Pass National Park and on to the Otira Gorge making a photo stop. Visit the old village of Otira before returning to Arthurs Pass for lunch at the Wobbly Kea Restaurant. After lunch explore the village and some of the many walks.

You will then be back on the road to Christchurch, winding through the National Park where the highlight for many is the chance to get the adrenaline pumping with an amazing jet boat ride through the gorges of the Waimakariri River.

Following the jet boating, a visit will be made to a farm for late afternoon tea, followed by a sheep shearing and sheep mustering demonstration. Tour concludes at approximately 6:00 pm, at which time hotel drop-offs will commence.

Experience Includes

  • Travel across the Canterbury Plains to the breathtaking Arthur's Pass National Park
  • Spectacular mountain vistas
  • Travel by luxury mini-coach in the Southern Alps
  • Lunch
  • Guided walk with expert local knowledge
  • Jet boating through the Waimakariri Canyon
  • Afternoon tea
  • Visit a sheep farm
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off from Christchurch hotels

Experience Excludes

  • Optional gratuities


Daily, year round. Does not operate on Christmas Day.

Departure location

Cathedral Square.

Start times

8.00am. Hotel pick-up starts from 7:30am.


Around 10 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • You will receive a voucher for this experience.
  • Children under 3 years travel free if not occupying their own seat.