Southern Alps Experience

Take in the best of Canterbury with this scenic drive and train ride. Enjoy a three hour stunning scenic drive up to Arthur’s Pass, stopping at Homebush for morning tea. The old stables are surrounded by eight acres of woodland gardens and offer a fascinating glimpse of colonial farming. Travel then to Arthur’s Pass where you will board the world famous Tranzalpine Train. A spectacle of unrivalled scenery unfolds as you journey across viaducts and through tunnels in the heart of the Southern Alps. Snow-capped mountains, native rainforest, and river gorges adorn this remote region of New Zealand. Leave Arthur’s Pass National Park, encompassing 24,000 acres of rainforest, pass the town of Springfield and then enter the Canterbury Plains on your journey to Rolleston. Disembark the train in Rolleston and re-join your coach for another scenic drive back to your ship. This is a full day tour. This tour may operate in reverse order.
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  • Location


  • Activity Types

    Train Segment

  • Experience Types


  • Duration

    9 hours

  • Fitness Level


  • Price

    Adult from $399.99
    Children (12 & under) from $329.99

  • Lunch included!
  • Snack included!


Take your camera for photos of unrivalled New Zealand scenery.


A boxed lunch is provided on the Tranzalpine train and a country-style morning/afternoon tea will be provided at Homebush.

Special Notes

To make your day as enjoyable as possible, please ensure that you wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat and jacket, and bring along some sunscreen and bottled water. This tour may operate in reverse order. All tour times are subject to changes. Please check your tickets which are issued when you get onboard for any amendments to tour departure times.

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