We had limited time in Christchurch and one of the highlights we wanted to experience was the TranzAlpine train ride. It was proving to be a logistical problem because if we rode it all the way to Greymouth we would be on the train all day. Then we found the Day Tour and this allowed us to experience the train, enjoy the Coach ride which allowed us to get off for photo opportunities. In addition, we had the jet boat ride and the visit to the Farm. It was a small group which made it even more enjoyable and seemingly less commercial. We highly recommend this to anyone and especially if you are trying to get the most out of your day.
Shivi S United States of ...
We were fortunate to have our own private tour van Canterbury Leisure Tours and tour guide Sue. We were picked up from our hotel and transported to the Springfield train station where we boarded the TranzAlpine train to Arthur's Pass. The train has a viewing deck from which one can not only see the amazing landscape gorges, braided stream beds, snow-capped mountains, etc. but also take some fantastic photos.Our very friendly and knowledgeable tour guide Sue met us at Arthur's Park and spent the rest of the day showing us around the park and surrounding areas. The visit to a sheep farm was one of the highlights of the day. Despite the cold temperatures, it was a memorable trip!
This tour was great! Would definitely recommend to others. If you're going during New Zealand's fall or winter, be sure to pack some warm clothes as the mountain will probably be chilly. The sheep farm owners, Trevor and Heather, were very nice and welcoming. The jet boat tour was tons of fun, and they provide jackets, clothes, and hats for you if you need them. Sue, our guide, was also great and very knowledgeable!
This tour was amazing!
Excellent day out. Expensive but worth it. Even though the weather was overcast and it rained the scenery was amazing.Take the jet boat ride - best part of a good day.
The scenery was beautiful on the train trip. It gave you a sense of what the country was about. Sue our driver did a great job of telling us about NZ and answered all our questions. I would recommend this trip to everyone and would do it again. Dan O'Neal
The train was crowded and the viewing car packed, so that part of the journey failed to live up to expectations. The return trip by minibus was far better though as we were able to stop and enjoy the scenery.
I wasn't able to make this tour.
I didn't do this tpur.
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