Touren auf der Südinsel

The Great Alpine Highway

3 Tage


Christchurch nach Greymouth


  • Funky Christchurch
  • Arthur's Pass
  • Wild West Coast

Beste Zeit des Jahres

Das ganze Jahr über

This coast-to-coast route traverses the Southern Alps – an incredible showcase of pristine mountains and rivers. Take your car or sit back and enjoy the ever-changing scenery by train.

From Christchurch, the 255-kilometre route follows State Highway 73 west across river plains before rising to traverse through Porters Pass and Arthur’s Pass National Park. Highlights include the impressive Waimakariri and Otira River gorges, driving along the Otira Viaduct and exploring natural wonders like the Castle Hill Rocks and Cave Stream Reserve. Once on the West Coast, you have the option to drive north to the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks.


Enjoying a coffee at Re:START, Christchurch's pop-up shopping centre

Photo by Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism

1. Tag


Christchurch - Canterbury

Spend a day exploring fast-changing and funky Christchurch, the South Island's largest city. Old English gardens contrast with pop-up bars and container-based shopping malls in this enduring centre, which is rebuilding itself after a damaging earthquake in February 2011. Favourite activities include punting down the Avon River, biking in the Port Hills, visiting Sumner Beach, or taking a day trip out to the French colonial settlement of Akaroa.

Einkaufszentrum Re:Start in Christchurch.


Die Innenstadt von Christchurch verspricht einen bunten Mix aus historischer Eleganz und moderner Kultur. Das Tor zur Südinsel ist ein Muss auf jedem Reise

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