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Our day tour from Christchurch will be one of your best days in New Zealand, the highlights of your day will be: The world famous TranzAlpine train to Arthur’s Pass. A guided walk in beautiful Arthur’s Pass National Park. Return journey to Christchurch along the stunning Great Alpine Highway. All this in the same day tour and back in Christchurch in time for dinner!

Hotel Transfers: Yes.


Hours of Operation: September to May 7.30am to 6.30pm.


Closed: Christmas Day.


Child Ages: 5 to 14 years.




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Help Notes:

  • HikingGuys.co.nz will not be held liable for any injury, illness, loss, damage, accident or delay which may arise from the operation of this tour. This exclusion is subject to any rights and remedies you may have under the Consumer Guarantees act 1993.
  • If weather or any other conditions make the walking track or road unsafe we reserve the right to offer an alternative route.
  • If the TranzAlpine does not operate for any reason we will refund this portion of the tour.
  • No full or partial refunds are available once the tour has departed, except for the TranzAlpine portion of the tour as outlined above.
  • Customers are required to have sufficient travel insurance to cover them for walking in the outdoors 
  • Infants can be carried in a backpack carrier by parents, Free of charge.



How far do I have to walk? The entire distance of your guided walk is 5-6 kilometres (3-4 miles) with a total vertical climb of around 200 metres. The track is well formed and easy to follow but there are some places where you must walk on rocks, tree roots or through running water. We provide walking poles and your guide will always be on hand to help you. We are in our 6th season running this tour and have walkers from 7 to 70 and everyone has made it!

What do I need to bring on day tours? Most important is a good pair of hiking boots or walking shoes. Lots of people walk in running shoes or trainers and this is fine but if it rains you will get wet feet. Quick dry fabrics (like merino wool or polypropylene) are better than cotton or denim. We do not recommend jeans. A warm jacket, hat & gloves are a good idea if the forecast is for cold weather. We have walking poles, rain-jackets and backpacks to use if you don’t have your own. Sunglasses and a sunhat are a good idea too. The sun is very strong in NZ and it’s easy to get burnt.

What will the weather be like? Arthurs Pass is right on the main divide of the Southern Alps, meaning we can get any kind of weather at any time of year. During our walking season from spring to autumn we can experience sunshine, cloud, rain, wind, extreme heat and extreme cold. It pays to be prepared for anything.



Christchurch central city accommodation pick up and drop off service, TranzAlpine journey to Arthur’s Pass, free use ofour rain jackets, walking poles and backpacks, detailed explanation of flora, fauna, history and geology while walking, lunch (including hot drinks), afternoon tea, visit to Otira viaduct lookout and the National Park Visitor Centre, return journey to Christchurch in our private van, transfers to Christchurch accommodation


Cancellation Policy :

Outside 14 days: 6% of tour cost

From 14 days to 48 hours prior: 36% of tour cost

Within 48 hours: 56% of tour cost

No shows will incur 100% cancellation fees.

Arthur's Pass Hiking & TranzAlpine One Day Tour


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Arthur’s Pass Hiking & TranzAlpine one-day tour. Looking for a great day out from Christchurch? No other day tour from Christchurch offers all this: The TranzAlpine, a guided walk in Arthur’s Pass National Park and return journey to Christchurch on the Great Alpine Highway. This fully guided tour includes accommodation pick up and drop off, lunch, afternoon tea and free use of jackets, backpacks and walking poles. A great day out in the stunning Southern Alps that will be one of the highlights of your trip!


Minimum Numbers: 2

Maximum Numbers: 24

Minimum Age: 5 years of age.

Operating Hours: 9.30am to 10.00pm.

Inclusions: Park entry and guided tour.

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