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Coastal Pacific Journey - Christchurch to Picton by Train

Coastal Pacific Journey - Christchurch to Picton by Train

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Perhaps New Zealand’s most scenic railway, the Coastal Pacific follows the South Island’s rugged Kaikoura coastline, with dramatic windblown seascapes to the right and enormous, native bush-clad mountains to the left. The journey by train from Christchurch to Picton offers an unrivaled opportunity to enjoy this landscape’s rugged beauty in comfort and class.
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  • 5 hours 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$122.65
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$122.65

Tramway Restaurant 4 Course Dinner Service through Christchurch

Tramway Restaurant 4 Course Dinner Service through Christchurch

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Enjoy a 4-course dinner aboard the Christchurch Tramway Restaurant and travel in heritage style through the city center, round-trip from Cathedral Junction. Relax and enjoy views of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens and Avon River from your window-side table. The journey in this elegant restaurant on wheels includes a welcome drink upon arrival, with tea and coffee to accompany your gourmet meal, served by professional waitstaff.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.46
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Transfer from Christchurch Central City to Christchurch Airport

Transfer from Christchurch Central City to Christchurch Airport

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When you’re ready to depart Christchurch, end your trip the easy way with this one-way shared departure transfer in a spacious minivan to Christchurch Airport. It’s a budget-friendly alternative to the pricey private taxi rides.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.97
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$21.97

InterIslander Ferry - Picton to Wellington

InterIslander Ferry - Picton to Wellington

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Take advantage of InterIslander daily ferry service from Picton to Wellington. Swap New Zealand’s South Island for the North Island, crossing Cook Strait to the capital city. The Picton-to-Wellington ferry departs one way, gliding over the serene waters of Queen Charlotte Sound on a 3-hour cruise that offers stunning views of both islands — the perfect entry to the colonial port city.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.72
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$52.72

Arrival Transfer: Queenstown Airport to Central Queenstown City Centre

Arrival Transfer: Queenstown Airport to Central Queenstown City Centre

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Let a professional and courteous driver collect you from the Queenstown airport, help you with your luggage and drop you off at the doorstep of your accommodation. This shared transfer to your Queenstown hotel offers a hassle-free arrival. Shuttles stop just outside baggage claim. Airport transfers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$13.18
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$13.18

Electric Bike Rental in Queenstown

Electric Bike Rental in Queenstown

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Pedal around town the easy way by renting an electric bike for the day. If you run out of energy on the hills, the bike’s motor will pick up the slack. Ride through town, around the lake, or up one of Queenstown’s famous hills for a fantastic view of the city and Lake Wakatipu. An ideal family activity as nobody can complain about tired legs.
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  • 8 hours
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$62.24
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$62.24

Skippers Canyon 4WD Tour from Queenstown

Skippers Canyon 4WD Tour from Queenstown

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Leave bustling Queenstown behind for the scenic beauty of Skippers Canyon on a half-day 4WD tour of the historic gorge. An experienced guide traverses Gorge Road and follows an old mining route toward Coronet Peak and into Skippers Canyon for outstanding views over the Wakatipu Basin and the Shotover River. Enjoy short walks and stop for scrumptious morning or afternoon tea including chilled wine, cookies and homemade cheese.
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  • 4 hours
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$135.18
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$135.18

25-Minute Helicopter flight including an alpine landing

25-Minute Helicopter flight including an alpine landing

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New Zealand’s longest glacier is even more spectacular from above and this 25-minute helicopter ride includes a touchdown on the Tasman Glacier. Soar over the Mount Cook National Park, gaze down over the Tasman Terminal Lake, then hop out to admire the icy landscapes up close. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 25 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$224.55
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$224.55

Coastal Pacific Journey - Picton to Christchurch by Train

Coastal Pacific Journey - Picton to Christchurch by Train

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The Coastal Pacific is one of the ‘Great Journeys of New Zealand’—a scenic train route that runs between Picton and Christchurch on the South Island. On this tour, enjoy a hassle-free experience with prepaid tickets and soak up the scenery on the one-way railway journey. Along the way, listen to the audio commentary, order refreshments from the on-board café (own expense), and admire views of the Pacific Coast, Kaikoura, and Canterbury Plains.
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  • 5 hours 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$122.65
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TranzAlpine Southern Alps Train Journey between Greymouth to Christchurch

TranzAlpine Southern Alps Train Journey between Greymouth to Christchurch

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Board a train through New Zealand's Southern Alps on a gorgeous rail journey from Greymouth to Arthur's Pass and Christchurch. You have the option to ride one segment of the mountainous route, or take the entire 4.5-hour journey, passing wide-open views, rugged peaks, and vast forests of native beech. Personal headsets with GPS-triggered audio commentary tell the story of the communities and places you'll pass, with a combination of seats and open-air viewing decks for a comfortable ride.
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  • 4 hours 26 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$141.87
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TranzAlpine Train Pass from Christchurch to Greymouth

TranzAlpine Train Pass from Christchurch to Greymouth

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Ride a train through the Southern Alps on a remarkable scenic journey aboard the TranzAlpine Train. Choose between three different segments of the TranzAlpine Train route, then enjoy views of native beech forest, the powerful Waimakariri River, and Arthur's Pass National Park from a comfortable carriage or open viewing deck. For getting the history and context of the landmarks along the railway, GPS-triggered audio commentary is available on headphones at every seat.
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  • 4 hours 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$141.87
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