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Mount Cook & Lake Tekapo Day Tour from Christchurch

Product ID: 179834
Enjoy a small-group day tour to Aoraki Mount Cook. Visit the picturesque Church of Good Shepherd on the shores of the stunning turquoise Lake Tekapo. Savor a scrumptious buffet at Hermitage Hotel then enjoy a scenic walk to see the Tasman Glacier.
About this activity
Duration: 13 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Pick-up and drop off is available from your hotel, apartment or other preferred location in Christchurch.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy a day trip from Christchurch to discover incredible glaciers, lakes and rivers
  • Sample award-winning cheese at a local cheese factory in Geraldine
  • Take a stroll in the Alpine Lavender Farm (December-March)
  • Admire Lake Pukaki, the largest lake in Mackenzie region, and stunning alpine scenery
  • Savor a delicious buffet lunch with spectacular views at the Hermitage Hotel
  • Capture some beautiful moments during a stop at Lupin fields (November-January)
Full description
Experience dramatic glacier lakes, snow-capped mountains, and beautiful alpine walks on a small-group day trip from Christchurch. Home to Southern Alps, Aoraki/Mount Cook is the highest mountain in New Zealand at a height of 3724 meters.

After pick-up from your hotel, journey to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, located a 4 hours' drive though spectacular and breathtaking landscapes. Stretch your legs at the historic town of Geraldine and treat your taste buds at an artisan cheese shop, or browse for Merino and Alpaca fleece clothing. Visit the heart of Mackenzie Country, the captivatingly turquoise Lake Tekapo, the iconic Church of Good Shepherd, and the well-recognized statue of Sheepdog. Travel through Lake Pukaki and admire stunning views of Mt. Cook from a distance.

Arrive at your final destination of Mount Cook where you'll savor a scrumptious buffet lunch at Hermitage Hotel. Enjoy a short scenic hike in the National Park to view the 23.5kms long Tasman Glacier which the longest glacier in New Zealand. On your return journey, visit the Alpine Lavender Farm & capture some beautiful moments in the pristine environment.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transport in a luxurious van (2017 or late model Mercedes Benz)
  • Small-group tour
  • Professional guide
  • Light refreshments
  • Buffet lunch at Hermitage Hotel
  • Entry to Alpine Lavender Farm
  • Complimentary hotspot Wifi

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
• A small amount of walking is involved
• Note that the pick-up time may be earlier than the tour start time
• • Tour requires a minimum of 4 participants to operate; there is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements; in the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund
• You will have approximately 2 hours of free time in Mount Cook to savor lunch and enjoy a scenic walk in the National Park
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 23 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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The event was well organised with hotel pick up point and a too of the range Mercedes mini bus The driver was informed and informative and was very organised including breakfast snacks for the first part of the journey.... stops were well timed for rest/coffee and pee breaks and well chosen. We were fortunate that having set off in dense fog the Sky cleared as we went over Burke's pass and our views of Mt Cook and the lakes were brilliant Despite heavy traffic and the fog with arrived and returned more or less on schedule

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February 26, 2020

Pick up was very prompt . Anush our tour guide was professional n provided us w a lot of valuable information bout the places we visited and refreshment was always readily available . The itinerary was well planned and we got to see the sites properly . Int’l lunch buffet at the hotel was a pleasant w fantastic views. Highly recommend this trip . Well worth it !!!

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February 15, 2020

The tour is long, but don't let that put you off! Varied, spectacular, incomparable! Definitely recommendable! Great guide Annjuk!

March 14, 2020

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Product ID: 179834