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Arthur's Pass Scenic Drive

Arthur's Pass Scenic Drive

Arthur's Pass National Park: An Insider's Journey with a Passionate Guide

Embark on an unforgettable small-group adventure (maximum of 8 guests) through the stunning landscapes of the Canterbury Plains to the breathtaking Arthur’s Pass National Park. Our passionate and knowledgeable local guide will lead you on an immersive journey, sharing their expertise and love for this pristine wilderness.

Travel in style in a luxury vehicle, as your guide regales you with fascinating stories and insights about the region's unique flora, fauna, and history. We'll make scenic stops along the way to capture breathtaking photos of the rugged mountain ranges of the Southern Alps, the lush valleys, and the expansive Canterbury Plains.

Upon arrival at Arthur's Pass village, take in the mesmerising views before delving deeper into the national park. Your guide will lead you on a series of short walks, tailored to your group's interests and abilities, through ancient beech forests, alongside crystal-clear rivers, and to stunning viewpoints that showcase the area's natural wonders.

After working up an appetite, indulge in a delicious lunch at a local café, soaking in the picturesque surroundings while your guide shares captivating tales of the region's rich past.

Conclude your journey with a leisurely drive back to Christchurch, traversing the sub-alpine beauty of Porter's Pass and the idyllic Canterbury Plains. Your guide will ensure you make the most of every photo opportunity, capturing the essence of this remarkable landscape.

This personalised small-group tour offers a unique opportunity to experience Arthur's Pass National Park through the eyes of a local expert. With their passion for the region and dedication to providing an unforgettable experience, your guide will make this journey truly special.

Tour Inclusions:

  • Hotel pick up
  • Maximum of 8 guests per trip
  • Travel by luxury vehicle
  • Picnic style morning or afternoon tea (if weather permits).
  • Your guide will select appropriate walks for both fitness levels and weather conditions.
  • Cafe lunch in Arthurs Pass.
  • Fully escorted tour with local knowledgeable guide.
  • Hotel Drop off

Departure time: 7:30 am
Return: Approx 5.30 pm.

Tour Code: AP01

Arthur's Pass Scenic Drive

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Your tour includes:
  • Experienced, knowledgeable Guide 
  • Pick up and drop off to your hotel
  • Multiple photo stops and short walks
  • Cafe Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
  • An amazing, unforgettable experience!


The following is recommended:
  • Rain jacket
  • Sweater or jacket suitable for cooler weather.
  • Hat (type depending on weather)
  • Sunscreen (high SPF)
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottle

Customer Reviews

  • A great day filled with beautiful vistas.

    My wife and I loved the guided tour to Arthur's Pass! New Zealand has seemingly endless mountain views and all the wonderful streams, waterfalls, forests and lakes to go with them. We really liked our guide Dave who knew lots of cool places to take us with unique sights and had lots of facts and stories about them all. In addition, he answered all kinds of questions we had on New Zealand in general and really gave us a taste of what life is like in this beautiful country. So in addition to a great day of hikes he helped us connect the day with the other areas we had been to on our trip..

  • Wonderful tour.

    The tour was outstanding, we had great tour guides for the duration and was a very enjoyable day. There was an issue with the train but the tour guides took care of everything immediately and ensured we enjoyed our tour. Beautiful country side and the scenery was amazing.

  • Our tour guides expertise and passion made the trip special!

    Great experience! We learned and saw so much! It is hard not to fall in love with the beauty
    of New Zealand and the warmth of its people!

  • An amazing trip!

    As a kiwi I highly recommend Canterbury Trails and the Trans alpine rail trip
    Joko was amazing and made us all feel safe and very informative
    Catering for all of our needs