A small alpine village of Arthur’s Pass is located between Canterbury and the West Coast of the South Island. Climbing to more than 900 metres through Arthur’s Pass National Park, it is the highest and most spectacular pass across the Southern Alps.

The road and rail tracks through this challenging environment are pieces of extreme engineering involving viaducts, bridges, rock shelters and waterfalls redirected into chutes. This is also the route of the famous Tranz Alpine Train journey.

Arthur’s Pass National Park itself is a landscape of two halves. Climbing the eastern side of the alps from Christchurch you’ll see wide, shingle-filled riverbeds and vast swathes of beech forest.  Then, as you descend the western side, you’ll pass through dense rainforest alongside and over deeply gorged rivers.

Visitors should look out for New Zealand’s inquisitive and comical alpine parrot, the kea, along the way. This is a rugged and beautiful part of New Zealand.

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17 Day Signature Festive Season
17 Days, from Christchurch to Auckland
from NZD $7,863 per person twin share
  • Brand: Grand Pacific Signature Medium Group Tours
  • Tour Type: New Zealand Escorted Tours
  • Accommodation Style: 4 Star Hotel Accommodation
Experience Christmas like a New Zealander, while visiting both the North and South Island of New Zealand, starting in Christchurch and touring the South Island before heading north through the North Island and departing from Auckland
17 Tage Große Neuseeland Rundreise
17 Days, from Christchurch to Auckland
from NZD $6,175 Pro Person im Doppel Zimmer
  • Brand: Terra Nova Tours
  • Tour Type: New Zealand German Speaking Escorted Tours
  • Accommodation Style: 3 Star Hotel Accommodation
14 Tage Große Neuseeland Rundreise
14 Days, from Christchurch to Auckland
from NZD $5,527 Pro Person im Doppel Zimmer
  • Brand: Terra Nova Tours
  • Tour Type: New Zealand German Speaking Escorted Tours
  • Accommodation Style: 3 Star Hotel Accommodation
17 Day New Zealand Magic
17 Days, from Christchurch to Auckland
from NZD $7,307 per person twin share
  • Brand: AAT Kings Best Buys AAT Kings NZ
  • Tour Type: New Zealand Escorted Tours
  • Accommodation Style: 3 Star Hotel Accommodation
Discover the wonders of New Zealand unfold as you traverse both North and South islands on this full New Zealand tour.
9 Day New Zealand South Island Kea Small Group Tour
9 Days, from Christchurch to Christchurch
from NZD $6,290 per person twin share
  • Brand: Moa New Zealand Tours
  • Tour Type: New Zealand Small Group Tours
  • Accommodation Style: 4 Star Hotel Accommodation
Starting and finishing in Christchurch Visit all the South Island of New Zealand's iconic spots like Aoraki Mt Cook, Milford Sound, Queenstown, Wanaka & the West Coast Glaciers on this ultimate South Island 9 day Small Group Tour.
17 Day New Zealand Kaka Small Group Tour
17 Days, from Auckland to Christchurch
from NZD $10,390 per person twin share
  • Brand: Moa New Zealand Tours
  • Tour Type: New Zealand Small Group Tours
  • Accommodation Style: 4 Star Hotel Accommodation
Starting in Auckland and heading South to finish in Christchurch, explore roads less travelled on this special small group New Zealand tour and discover country hospitality and nature in the wild.
21 Day New Zealand Kakapo Small Group Tour
21 Days, from Auckland to Christchurch
from NZD $12,990 per person twin share
  • Brand: Moa New Zealand Tours
  • Tour Type: New Zealand Small Group Tours Small Group Luxury Tours
  • Accommodation Style: 4 Star Hotel Accommodation
The ultimate New Zealand tour starting in Auckland, travelling the length of the country, finishing in Christchurch. This small group tour features all the favourite kiwi holiday spots bottled into one very special tour package. 
11 Day Ultimate Warbirds over Wanaka
11 Days, from Christchurch to Wellington
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  • Brand: Grand Pacific Ultimate Small Group Tours
  • Tour Type: New Zealand Small Group Tours Small Group Luxury Tours
  • Accommodation Style: 4.5 Star Hotel Accommodation
Starting in Wellington and making your way through the South Island in the Ultimate comfort of a small group tour to experience the fantastic Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow.
11 Day Ultimate South Island Christmas
11 Days, from Christchurch to Christchurch
from NZD $6,831 per person twin share
  • Brand: Grand Pacific Ultimate Small Group Tours
  • Tour Type: New Zealand Small Group Tours Small Group Luxury Tours
  • Accommodation Style: 4.5 Star Hotel Accommodation
Starting and finishing in New Zealand's spectacularly scenic South Island this tour is a great way to enjoy Christmas New Zealand style with a group of likeminded people
11 Day Ultimate New Year
11 Days, from Wellington to Christchurch
from NZD $6,607 per person twin share
  • Brand: Grand Pacific Ultimate Small Group Tours
  • Tour Type: New Zealand Small Group Tours Small Group Luxury Tours
  • Accommodation Style: 4.5 Star Hotel Accommodation
A festive small group tour that starts in Wellington in the North Island and finishes in Christchurch in the South Island and is packed full of wonderful experiences