Akaroa Arthur's Pass Excursion Reviews

If your cruise ship isn't overnighting in Akaroa, you'll have to get an early start on an excursion to Arthur's Pass, but it's well worth it for nature-lovers who will marvel at the area's tall-peaked mountains, steep gorges and powerful waterfalls.
This trip was supposed to be a train trip and bus but as not enough people went they reduced the ...
Sail Date: February 2019
This trip was supposed to be a train trip and bus but as not enough people went they reduced the train section. We spent about 9 hours bus travel.
This trip was supposed to be a train trip and bus but as not enough people went they reduced the train section. We spent about 9 hours bus travel. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Beautiful scenery!
Sail Date: November 2018
Beautiful scenery! Almost no time outdoors. What a pity. Bus ride back to ship was brutally hot at 49C. Terrible. Like a sauna. The tender process to reboard the ship was poorly managed also. Shore Officer lost his composure due to ... Read More
Beautiful scenery! Almost no time outdoors. What a pity. Bus ride back to ship was brutally hot at 49C. Terrible. Like a sauna. The tender process to reboard the ship was poorly managed also. Shore Officer lost his composure due to pressure to get passengers back on board. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Long coach trips to and from the TranzAlpine Express but spectacular mountain views made up for it.
Sail Date: December 2017
Long coach trips to and from the TranzAlpine Express but spectacular mountain views made up for it. Excellent buffet lunch at a sheep station. Sheep shearing demonstration following lunch. Overall a pretty good (but long) day and a bit ... Read More
Long coach trips to and from the TranzAlpine Express but spectacular mountain views made up for it. Excellent buffet lunch at a sheep station. Sheep shearing demonstration following lunch. Overall a pretty good (but long) day and a bit pricey. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Marred by poor value for money, less than average catering and bus driver leaving a couple behind ...
Sail Date: December 2016
Marred by poor value for money, less than average catering and bus driver leaving a couple behind on purpose at one of photo stops (their bags and coats were still on bus) They had to catch up on a following bus. All of the passengers ... Read More
Marred by poor value for money, less than average catering and bus driver leaving a couple behind on purpose at one of photo stops (their bags and coats were still on bus) They had to catch up on a following bus. All of the passengers felt that this was disgusting behaviour! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The tour advertised open carriage on the train part of the trip through the pass.
Sail Date: November 2015
The tour advertised open carriage on the train part of the trip through the pass. It also advertised that the train was the Flyer but in fact it was a trolley train with only just enough seats - one woman was asked to move to an aisle ... Read More
The tour advertised open carriage on the train part of the trip through the pass. It also advertised that the train was the Flyer but in fact it was a trolley train with only just enough seats - one woman was asked to move to an aisle seat so a couple of other woman could sit together. It rained so you couldn't take photo's because the windows did not open. When the rain did stop the train raced down the range because it was late. The bridges where you might get a view have vertical poles about 150mm apart so you couldn't see anything. No stops were made to take photo's so it was a waste of $500 each. The bus ride out of Akoroa was the best part - but 9 hours for that. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises