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Southern Alps Tour

in its Winter Glory

Traversing the Alps bedecked in its winter cloak does have its own magic. This trip offers the opportunity to experience it twofold. Of the three major passes, the two most travelled are Lewis and Arthurs and these have been included. To provide a differing experience and for variation one will be by road the other by rail.The Tranzalpine train journey in itself is a highlight.  Two nights in the Mountain village of  Hanmer Springs is a chance to bathe in the hot pools. As one visitor to our shores once remarked after a visit to the region, “The South Island is like Scotland on steroids”.

Your travel itinerary

Tuesday 02 August

Auckland – Christchurch

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Depart Auckland on Air New Zealand.  On arrival Christchurch, transfer to your central hotel. This afternoon, meet your guide for a walking tour of central Christchurch. A welcome dinner is included tonight. 

Wednesday 03 August

Christchurch – Hamner Springs

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After breakfast, depart Christchurch and head north to the Waipara district for a winery lunch.  Continue onto Hanmer Springs for a two night stay.


Thursday 04 August

Hanmer Springs

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Today is yours to soak in the hot pools, walk, shop or hire a bike!


Friday 05 August

Hamner Springs – Greymouth

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This morning board the coach for the Lewis Pass.  Enroute a stop for a short walk in a beech forest and an Alpine wetland.  Arrive in Reefton in time for lunch. Travel onto Greymouth with time to enjoy this West Coast town. Dinner is included tonight.

Saturday 06 August

Greymouth – Christchurch

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Option One: Transfer to Shanty Town Heritage Park –Recreated 19th-century mining town offering steam train rides, gold panning & historic re-enactments. Includes steam train ride and gold panning and lunch

Option Two: Transfer to Tree Tops Walk, Hokitika. An exhilarating treetop adventure among temperate rainforest giants.

Experience life with the birds, high in the ancient Rimu and Kamahi tree canopy. Easy access for all to enjoy along a steel platform 20 metres high and over 450 metres long. Lunch included. Early afternoon board the world famous Tranzalpine train. On arrival transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay. A farew

Sunday 07 August

Christchurch – Auckland

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Transfer back to the airport for your morning flight home this morning.

**ask if you would like to extend your stay in Christchurch



• Return flights Auckland –Christchurch with Air New Zealand *ask about other destinations

• Daily breakfast

• Winery lunch

• Meals as indicated

• Five nights’ accommodation

• Tranzalpine - Scenic Plus Class. Greymouth – Christchurch

• Enterance fee to Shanty Town 

• Pukekohe Travel escort *subject minimum 15 persons


Cost Per Person *
Auckland - Auckland
Twin ShareSingle 



*This is a cash or direct debit price. Credit cards will incur a 2% fee
*Itinerary and costs subject to change, airline and fuel charges and currency fluctuations prior to final payment


• Cancellation insurance - Please ask for a quote

• Items of a personal nature

• Items not specified

Booking Conditions

A non-refundable deposit of $200 per person is required to secure your place on the tour.

Full payment is due not later than 17 June 2022

Bookings made after 17 June 2022 – full payment at time of booking


• Deposit – non-refundable

• Full payment – non-refundable

• All cancellations are on a per person basis



Travel Insurance

• We strongly recommend participants to take out suitable insurance to cover cancellation costs.  Please ask for quote.


Covid-19 Vaccination

• All travellers must be fully vaccinated and be able to provide a copy of the Ministry of Health Vaccine Record Card with proof of your full Covid-19 vaccination. It is important that the date of vaccination of your final dose is at least 14 days before the tour departure date

Covid-19 Tour Disruption

• If this tour is cancelled/postponed due to Covid-19 Government travel restrictions Pukekohe Travel reserves the right, in addition to any supplier imposed amendment and cancellation fees, to charge a service and administrative fee of $200 per person.

• If self-isolation requirements are imposed by the Ministry of Health whilst on tour, Pukekohe Travel accepts no liability for any additional costs incurred.

• Pukekohe Travel will assist in every way possible to ensure any additional travel arrangements required are made with the minimal amount of disruption and in the most costeffective manner.

• You cannot begin or continue to travel if you have received a positive Covid-19 test in the last 14 days

Health and Fitness

To ensure the tour is enjoyable for the whole group, a good standard of fitness is required and clients should be able to walk comfortably for at least 500 metres. Walking frames and wheelchairs are not practical or permitted.

Terms and Conditions

 • For full terms and conditions please visit our website www.pukekohetravel. co.nz/termsandconditions or ask our tour consultant for a copy

Note: Pukekohe Travel reserves the right to correct errors and omissions on our website without recourse.
* Itinerary subject to change