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$1365pp 3 days+1 tour+ rental car+ hotpools. TranzAlpine Train 3 day Package. Start CHCH return to CH
NZ $1,365.00
incl GST

Day 1 Tour  Glow worms
 Pancake Rock
 Cycle Trail
 Rental car
Room Type  2 twin beds
 own room for 1
 1 Double Bed
 Travelling alone
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$1365pp 3 days+1 tour+ rental car+ hotpools. TranzAlpine Train 3 day Package. Start CHCH return to CH

Choose one of the 1/2 day tours listed in the options window at the left to go with your 3 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 at the Kingsgate Hotel with a Cooked Breakfast
  • Afternoon tour on Day One or take the rental car on arrival off the train.   (tour descriptions at bottom of page)
  • Rental car for days 2 and 3 (incl. up to 300km and then 25 cents/km after that)
  • Hot pools Entry at Franz Josef Glacier Hot pools

Here is the timetable for your  Three Day Adventure on New Zealands Gold Coast

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
1305 Arrive Greymouth
13:15 Depart for your afternoon tour (included, choose from one to the left) or collect rental car

Day 2.   
0800 If you did a tour the day before then you'll collect your rental car now. This morning we will provide suggestions of places that you can visit at your own pace among the Beautiful West Coast Scenery. It is a nice drive to the Glaciers where you can use your Hotpools Entry voucher.
Day 3.
1200  Return your rental car to the tour office 
1330  Check in to the Greymouth rail Station for your train trip back to Christchurch
1400  Depart on the train back to Christchurch
1830  Arrive Christchurch Railway Station where your tour ends  (note that the train can arrive back late)
    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. 

- Glow-worms with Cave Tubing Adventure
Gold Hunting Adventure
- Pancake Rocks National Park
- West Coast Rail Trail Cycle Path

Your Package starts in Christchurch and returns you to 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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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**Zipline is additional  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)

Gold Hunting Adventure  

I hope you brought a sack with you?? Because today we are off to the beach…
nd yes there is gold on the beaches which helps gives the region its Gold Coast name. Gold claims along these beaches are called Blacksanding claims as the gold originally comes from the mountains, gets washed down the rivers and into the sea. Then the sea does its work and with the black sand it washes fine gold up onto the beaches and it is this that we are after!
We will supply you with the gear and take you to a beach claim where it is highly likely we will find some “colours”. How much depends on how hard you work of course! These black sand stone beaches also often have greenstone Jade thrown up on them known locally as Pounamu. So if you like we can also see if you find some Jade to take home with you.

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

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West Coast Rail Trail Cycle Path

Freedom, self guided tours, with flat easy to ride trails on the latest trail cycles.

Alpine views, rainforest, beaches, penguin colony, pubs & cafes.
This is not only about the bike ride, but also about enjoying a series of pubs, cafes, crafts and amazing places joined together with the bike. You can't get to these places by road, you can walk but the bike will get you around a lot more comfortably and you'll get to more places.

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.


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