Please note: This tour does not operate over the winter months from 01 May - 31 October

The 'Alpine Safari' is a spectacular day tour from Christchurch, New Zealand. Featuring Jet Boat, Four Wheel Drive high country safari and the world famous TranzAlpine train journey, all for just NZ$449 per adult and NZ$314 per child. These three exhilarating activities combine to create a day you will always remember.


Ride the world famous TranzAlpine™ Train. The TranzAlpine™ has been described as one of the world's top six train journeys. Sit back and experience the ever-changing landscape as you enjoy a drink from the refreshment car or stand in the open air viewing car for more of that fresh alpine air. During the winter months due to shorter daylight hours the latter portion of the train journey may be in darkness.

Arriving back in Christchurch where you are met at the railway station and taken back to your accommodation.


Climb aboard your four-wheel-drive transport for this spectacular backcountry tour. A full commentary is given on the many features and history ,with plenty of stops for photos and fresh Canterbury air.

A delicious luncheon awaits you before you continue your journey to Arthurs Pass, nestled right in the heart of the National Park. You have the opportunity to visit the National Park Information Center or pop up the road for a cuppa at the tea rooms (time permitting).


The concept of the Jetboat was invented here in New Zealand, and underwent many trials on this very stretch of the river. Waimak Alpine Jet are the premier operator in the upper reaches of the river canyon. They will whisk you away for an exciting 45 minute ride up the river, through high walled rock canyons and white water rapids.

"Last week, my family and I enjoyed your Alpine Safari adventure including the jet boat ride, four-wheel-drive tour and the scenic train ride back to Christchurch. It was, by far, the best activity (in terms of both learning AND fun) of all we undertook in NZ. We can't stop telling our friends about it!" - Jeffrey, USA