Join us on this guided scenic tour through the mighty Southern Alps, to the wild West Coast before experiencing the beauty of Queenstown.
- Experience the Southern Alps by world-renowned TranzAlpine train journey
- Uncover the home of the sacred pounamu, mesmerising blue lakes, and ancient forests on the West Coast
- Discover Haast Pass on a unique Kiwi-style Road Trip adventure
- Explore city and town life in Christchurch, Greymouth and Queenstown
- Be captivated by the storytelling of your Tour director along this great journey
You'll love this tour
This is the perfect option for those who enjoy free time to create their own adventure while having the structure of a guided expert. Meet like-minded travellers and share this journey of a lifetime on a truly magnificent expedition.
- Experienced Tour Director
- Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk
- West Coast Tree Top Aerial Walkway
- TranzAlpine Scenic Train Journey
- Free time and optional excursions to personalise your holiday
Things to do...
There are dozens of activities you can enjoy on your Alpine Highlights Tour, but these are our top four must-do activities:
Our Classic Apline Highlights Tour includes one of the greatest journeys in New Zealand - the world-famous TranzAlpine.
The journey is part of the destination on our tours, and our Scenic trains are the ultimate way to see New Zealand.
On our Classic Alpine Tour, your journey begins aboard the world-famous TranzAlpine, traversing the rugged cliffs of the Waimakariri River gorge on your ascent into the Southern Alps.
From Arthur's Pass, you will descend through the century-old Otira tunnel that stretches 8.5km beneath the great divide. On the far side, you'll wind through the lush green scenery of West Coast on your way past Lake Brunner and onto Greymouth.
Lastly, from Greymouth you will travel by luxury bus along the famous Great Coast Road - one of the most beautiful roads in the world.
Solo Traveller Options
Guaranteed Share: If you are a solo traveller, you can choose the guaranteed Share option, and we will match you with another solo traveller of the same gender in a twin-bedded room. If we can't match you with another solo traveller, we will cover the Single Supplement cost.
Single Supplement: If you are a Solo Traveller and would like a room to yourself, you can select to pay the Single Supplement when confirming your booking.
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