1. New Zealand
  2. Canterbury
  3. Queenstown
  4. Mount Cook

Mt. Cook Day-Tour: Christchurch to Queenstown

Product ID: 24286
See the majestic beauty of New Zealand on this one-way, full-day tour from Christchurch to Queenstown. Journey through dramatic landscapes to Mt. Cook, discovering awe-inspiring mountains, serene glacial lakes, rich farmlands, and traditional towns.
About this activity
Duration: 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Marvel at the awe-inspiring vastness of Aoraki/Mt. Cook National Park
  • Take in the diverse sights of the Canterbury Plains, Mackenzie Country, and the spectacular Southern Alps
  • Visit the solitary Church of the Good Shepherd
  • Discover early settler cottages and local crafts in the small town of Geraldine
  • Be dazzled by turquoise blue waters of Lake Tekapo
  • Treat yourself to an optional lunch at the world-famous Hermitage Hotel
  • Enhance your tour with an scenic helicopter or ski plane flight
  • Surf the net to your heart's content with free wifi on the coach
Full description
Discover the natural wonders of New Zealand on this full-day tour from Christchurch to Queenstown.

Sit back and admire the views as you travel from Christchurch and through the rich farmlands of the Canterbury Plains on a coach with free wifi. Visit Lake Tekapo and witness its blue glacial water. Encounter the solitary and quaint Church of the Good Shepherd, nestled just meters from the lake. Be amazed at the majesty of Mt. Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak.

Absorb unforgettable views, while dining on a freshly-prepared lunch at the famous Hermitage Hotel (available as a pre-booked option), or take time to explore Mt. Cook Village. For an additional treat, you may also choose to take a scenic helicopter or ski plane flight to get a bird's eye view of the beautifully rugged terrain.

Continue your journey through Mackenzie Country, and enjoy an afternoon tea in the quaint village of Omarama. Explore the English-style gardens, and peruse the home-grown fruits on offer at the Jones Family Orchard.

Your day concludes with an evening arrival in Queenstown.
  • Optional hotel pick-up service in Christchurch
  • Optional hotel drop-off service in Queenstown
  • Full-day sightseeing tour
  • Service of an expert local guide and driver
  • Free wifi on the coach
What’s Not Included
  • Optional activity costs
  • Food and drinks
  • Scenic helicopter or ski plane flight

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.4 / 5
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Really good trip

Fully enjoyable journey down to Queenstown with a stop off at Mt. Cook National Park. The driver in particular was very good, full of knowledge and interesting stories about the places we drove past on the way. Fully hassle free, wifi and charging points on the bus as well were very handy.

June 25, 2017

The tour is well organized and the bus stopped at all sights and stations as described. Friendly staff and the driver drives safely. I’d really appreciated that there’s WiFi on board and USB access so you can recharge your mobile. Would book this tour again!

January 11, 2019

The tour guide is an excellent story teller.

There was a disconnection between the booking staff and the tour guide. The lunch was previously booked. But the tour guide was not informed.

May 12, 2018

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GreatSights New Zealand

Product ID: 24286