Ride the TranzAlpine train
today. Disembark at Arthur’s Pass and travel by coach to Hokitika, a town teeming with fascinating historic tales of ship wrecks, goldmines and pounamu hunters. Here, you’ll enjoy the opportunity to see pounamu jade being skilfully carved into pieces of jewellery. Afterwards, continue along the west coast to Franz Josef, where you’ll take in the dramatic terrain and icy surrounds of the region. From the alpine snowfields, to verdant rainforests, blue ice caves, beautiful lakes and glacial rivers, the natural surrounds of the area are guaranteed to captivate. Arrive later at your luxurious eco-resort in time for dinner. Stay Two Nights:
Franz Josef, Te Waonui Forest Retreat (B/D) Signature Experiences:
- Board the TranzAlpine train for one of the world’s greatest rail adventures. Journey through the striking patchwork farmlands of the Canterbury Plains before travelling across the magnificent Southern Alps within Arthur’s Pass National Park.