Product ID: 28047

South Island Full-Day Tour from Queenstown to Christchurch

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Make the journey from Queenstown to Christchurch count on this full-day, 1-way tour! Beginning in the "Adventure Capital of the World," Queenstown, visit 6 scenic locations as you travel across the South Island to Christchurch on NZ's east coast.
About this activity
Duration 12 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Please provide your hotel name and address in the "remarks for supplier" section of your booking. Your pick-up location and departure time will be defined upon the reconfirmation of your tour.
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  • See more of the South Island by making your transfer to Christchurch a tour
  • Enjoy views of Aoraki-Mt. Cook near the summit at Mt. Cook Village
  • Take in the beauty of Lake Dunstan, Lindis Pass, and Lake Tekapo
  • Use the opportunity to explore Mt. Cook Village with lunch or a flying tour (additional cost)
Full description
Take a full-day tour of New Zealand's South Island while transferring from Queenstown to Christchurch. This tour features 6 stops along a route that runs from Queenstown, up to Aoraki-Mt. Cook, New Zealand's highest peak, and then on to the city of Christchurch along the east coast.

Leaving from Queenstown after pick-up at your hotel, you will first head toward Aoraki-Mt. Cook. Stop at Jones Family Orchard, where you can enjoy tasting the region's delicious fruit. Next head to Lake Dunstan, a manmade reservoir with orchards nearby.

Continuing on through the Lindis Pass, the highest point in the South Island's highway system, you will visit Aoraki-Mt. Cook up close. Stop in Mt. Cook Village for approximately 1.5 hours and explore the walkways, eat some lunch, or take a flying tour (all at extra cost). Or you may opt to visit the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Center, which is not included in tour price.

Then head down to Lake Tekapo, where you can see the Church of the Good Shepherd and a spectacular view of the Southern Alps. Enter Christchurch via the Canterbury Plains, which boasts hundreds of beautiful vineyards.

Upon reaching Christchurch, you will be transferred to your accommodation (if pre-booked).
  • Pick-up and drop off available at selected hotels
  • 12-hour tour by deluxe coach bus
  • English commentary from the driver/guide
  • Japanese-speaking guide available (upon request)
  • Local taxes and fees
What’s Not Included
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuity (optional)

When you get there

Know before you go
• The duration of the tour, including transportation, is approximately 12 hours
• Children under 3 years travel free if a seat is not required (meals will be charged accordingly)
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Gray Line New Zealand

Product ID: 28047