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TranzAlpine Train 2 Day Package for 1 person. Includes 2 Tours. Start Christchurch return to Christchurch >>>
NZ $1,145.00
incl GST

Day 1 Tour  Glow worms
 Pancake Rock
 4x4 U Drive
 Cruise
 Cycle Trail
 Montieths1630
Room Type  2 twin beds
 own room for 1
 1 Double Bed
Day 2 Tour  Shantytown
 Montieths10am
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TranzAlpine Train 2 Day Package for 1 person. Includes 2 Tours. Start Christchurch return to Christchurch >>>

Choose two of the 1/2 day tours listed in the options window at the left to go with your 2 Day Package.


Take the Tranz-Alpine Train from Christchurch to Greymouth for an overnight stay.  Includes
  • Return trip from Christchurch on the TranzAlpine Train
  • accommodation
  • transfers
  • afternoon tour on Day One   (tour description at bottom of page)
  • morning Tour on Day Two    (Tour descriptions at Bottom of page)

Here is the timetable for your  Two Day Adventure

Day 1.
0745 Check in to the  Christchurch Railway  Station in Troupe Dr, Chrishtchurch where your tour starts
0815 Depart Christchurch Rail Station on the Tranz Alpine Train
1245 Arrive Greymouth & check in at your accommodation (included)
13:15 Depart for your afternoon tour (included, choose from one to the left)

Day 2.   
1000 This morning you take your second tour (included. choose one from the left)
1345  Depart on the train back to Christchurch
1830  Arrive Christchurch Railway Station where your tour ends
 
    A detailed itinerary will be sent to you when you make a reservation with your date choice.
 
So choose one of the tours from these below and specify which one you would like to do when purchasing your Just Add Easy Package Voucher. Click on the link below to get a full descriptions of each of these activities that are available on this package. 

- Rainforest Cruise
- U-Drive 4x4 Outback Adventure
- Glow-worms with Cave Tubing Adventure
- Shantytown Visit
- Pancake Rocks National Park

- West Coast Rail Trail Cycle Path

- Montieths Brewery Tour



All Ex Christchurch
 

Below are descriptions of each of the half day tours you can choose from

Pancake Rocks and Blowholes - National Park

We travel from Greymouth north along the stunning Coast Road to Punakaiki, being the Maori word for "food basket" and the home of the fascinating Pancake Rocks. This drive was voted one of the worlds Top Drives by Lonely Planet. Enter a world of Limestone Landscapes amongst the Towering gorges of the Paparoa National Park. Take a stroll around the Pancake Rocks Walkway to see the unique rock structures layered here 30 million years ago. Watch also for the roaring Geysers that heave their way from the Ocean floor up out through the Rock Blowholes. Take time also to view the award winning audio visual show at the Visitors Centre and to browse around some of New Zealand's finest craft displays at the Gallery.

Other options that are included (time permitting) 
  • (1) Take a short easy interpretative Rain Forest walk where you will learn about the ecology of NZ's temperate flora and how the local Maori people gained their food and medicine from the forest.
  • (2) Beach combing for NZ Jade. This wild landscape is the home of NZ's Pounamu-the jade greenstone treasured by the Maori people. Walk along a secluded beach beside the thundering Tasman Sea surf in a search for your own souvenir piece of this treasured gemstone.
  • (3) Myths and Legends Cavern Tour. Step into a forgotten world of caves misted with time and ancient maori legends. You will be led through the mysterious regions weaving between oral history and myth. Follow the footsteps of Maori warriors and the early European explorers as you learn about maori underworld legends and explore this historic site. We recommend you wear sturdy footwear if you would like to do the walking options.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON  THIS TOUR OPTION CLICK HERE (This will open in a new window, close to return to this page)

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Rainforest cruise -includes, bird watching or trout fishing

A relaxing cruise amongst the primeval giants of our rain forests.

Its a 3 hour tour with a  gentle float trip through some of the worlds most hauntingly beautiful scenery.

In the traditions of our early explorers  we follow the route of 'Te Ara Pounamu'-the greenstone pathway. This is part of the trail used by ancient Maori greenstone jade traders on their way to the West Coast jade fields.

Touch the silence while drifting by this prehistoric world of huge podocarp rainforest trees with some of the areas bird life. The dark waters give you an eerie feeling of timelessness and spirituality.

Enjoy a cup of Manuka Bush tea as you learn about the life and legends of the native Maori People and take home a piece of traditional flax weaving that we teach you to make on the way. You will leave with a sense of rejuvenation from your visit with nature today.

Want to try some trout fishing. Let us know and we will get you a day licence which has a small addtional cost.
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON  THIS TOUR OPTION CLICK HERE (This will open in a new window, close to return to this page)
 

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U Drive 4x4 Outback Adventure 

A thrilling 4x4 adventure with as much adventure as you want depending on what trail you choose to drive and your ability to hanlde it!
We supply you with a 4x4 vehicle, recovery equipment plus an instructor to help you along the way. Choose one of 4 trails depending on how much excitement you want!! You can also share the fun of 4x4 driving.
Bring your camera as there are opportunities to have stops along the way as we drive across rivers and through the rainforest

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON  THIS TOUR OPTION CLICK HERE (This will open in a new window, close to return to this page)

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Blackwater Cave Rafting & glow-worms 

Join your Wild West Adventure Company guide for a half day of underworld intrigue. An adventure of mystery, romance & intrigue! Float through a galaxy world of glow-worms Take a tubing adventure down a rainforest canyon, thrill down zipline ride with a 25 meters drop reaching 65 km/hr and run the rock hydroslide. Finish with a hot spa & showers. Trips to suit all ages and abilities over 8 years. Average fitness required.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON TOUR OPTION CLICK HERE (This will open in a new window, close to return to this page)
Montieths Brewery Tour 

The tour takes about one and a half hours but the tasting time after is up to you!
This Brewery Tour is the only place in New Zealand where you find gently steaming coal fired boliers along with open topped fermenters that allow you to see and smell the beer as it slowly matures.
This West Coast Beer is of such huighest quality that when it matures the bottles can be filled without pasteurisation so it remains cold throughout the brewing and bottling process to ensure the aroma and taste remain intact. You'll get the chance to test this for yourself.

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Shantytown an 1860's goldrush town  

Take a trip back in time to Shantytown Heritage Park, a recreated goldrush mining town of the 1860's. Here you can ride a steam train into the bush to the Shantytown gold claim. Try your hand at goldpanning where gold is guaranteed for every prospector (that's you!). The town has over 30 buildings full of history and relics from the goldrush. Especially interesting is the 1860's hospital with its iron lung and shock treatment equipment!

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Cancellations: Tours paid for and cancelled within 30 days of or during travel will not be refunded under any circumstances. We recommend you have travel insurance & can arrange this for you.

 PLUS...To make sure you really are getting good value, we will give you a voucher for discounts & free stuff at places around the West Coast. You can pick up a FREE Big Mac with any meal purchased, FREE Email, a FREE Beer/wine, a FREE Dessert at a local restaurant with your meal.
 

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