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Lyttelton Port to Arthurs Pass - LOTR - FULL day cruise Excursion upto 5 ppl

Lakes, rolling farmland, sheep, cows, horticulture, stunning limestone formations, waterfalls and the share grandeur which is the Main Divide between the east and the west coasts. The Southern Alps form part of the Ring of Fire or the San Andreas Fault line. 30 Million years in the making what you see on this tour will leave you breathless.

Familiar with the Lord of the Rings Trilogy? You can have your photo take with LOTR memorabilia surrounded by the mountains that features in this epic series of movies.

** More than 4 - 5 ppl. in your group, ask us for a quote - bigger vehicles are available**

**PLEASE NOTE**: This is a FULL day tour to Arthur's Pass. Groups must have an eight (8) hour on shore window to undertake this tour comfortably. You must be with your driver guide no later than 08:30 otherwise the tour will be shortened to accommodate the shorter time available. We must have you back in Lyttelton by approx 16:30 (4:30 pm) to accommodate final boarding time.

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8 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Snacks - Complimentary light snacks and bottled NZ Spring Water provided
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Rewi Alley Memorial Park, Tawera Lane, Springfield 7681, New Zealand

    Rewi Alley QSO, MM (known in China as 路易•艾黎, Lùyì Àilí, 2 December 1897 – 27 December 1987) was a New Zealand-born writer and political activist. A member of the Communist Party of China, he dedicated 60 years of his life to the cause, and was a key figure in the establishment of Chinese Industrial Cooperatives and technical training schools, including the Peili Vocational Institute (Bailie Vocational Institute or the Beijing Bailie University). Alley was a prolific writer about 20th century China, and especially about the Communist revolution. He also translated numerous Chinese poems

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Devils Punchbowl Walking Track, Punchbowl Road, off State Highway 73, Arthur's Pass National Park New Zealand

    A must see

    TRACK GRADE: Great walking Track - medium fitness
    WALKING TIME: 1 Hour return on a great track - steps galore though
    FEATURES: Beech Forest, Waterfall, Native Birds

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Otira Viaduct Lookout, Arthur's Pass Road, SH73, Arthur's Pass National Park New Zealand

    The Otira Viaduct had it's official opening on Saturday 6th November, 1999. The Official Opening was carried out by The Rt. Honourable Jenny Shipley Prime Minister, and Ed Evans Snr.

    Major Rockfall hazard above and below the existing road (the zig zag) threatens to destroy it, or at least undermine it to a point where it is not repairable.


    Major rock falls from above
    Located in an active seismic region (small earthquakes from time to time)
    Riverbed scour from the Otira River
    Otira River flooding (max. 5cu.m/second)

    In Arthur's Pass National Park
    Minimise disturbance to vegetation
    Blend structure with natural contours
    Protection of cultural features

    Total Length .5 Km
    Maximum Span134 metres
    No. of Spans 4
    Road Width 8 metres
    Gradient 11.7%
    Pier Height 35 metres
    Pier Foundations 25 metres deep
    Pier Dimension 4m x 3.5m
    Stressing Strands 3150 metres
    Concrete Volume 5,000 cu.metres
    Construction Method - Balanced Cantilever
    Superstructure Form - Post Tensioned Concrete Box Girder

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Kura Tawhiti Conservation Area, Castle Hill, 7580 New Zealand

    The grand limestone rock battlements of Kura Tāwhiti led early European travellers to name the area Castle Hill.

    Climbers, families, students, scientists and travellers have always been drawn to this spectacular place, to explore its natural, cultural, historic and recreation values.

    Wander through majestic limestone rock formations of special significance to Ngāi Tahu. It's one of our best short walks.

    - Distinctive limestone rock formations.
    - Castle Hill buttercup.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Arthur's Pass National Park Visitor Centre, State Highway 73, Arthur's Pass National Park 7654 New Zealand

    Lakes, limestone formations, Lord of the Rings filming locations, sheep, cows, deer, share mountain grandeur, beautiful flora and fauna....words do not do this area justice.

    Pass By: Christchurch Cathedral, Cathedral Square, Christchurch New Zealand

    Only the shadow of its past this iconic structure will be rebuild. On our quick tour through the city on our way to Arthur'as Pass we will show you the Cathedral.

  • Departure Point :
    Lyttelton Wharf, Canterbury 8082, New Zealand
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Service animals allowed
    • Stroller accessible
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Christchurch Taxi Tours and Transfers

Activity ID: V-70293P41

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