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Mount Cook & Lake Tekapo Day Tour from Christchurch

1. Mount Cook & Lake Tekapo Day Tour from Christchurch

Experience dramatic glacier lakes, snow-capped mountains, and beautiful alpine walks on a small-group day trip from Christchurch. After pick-up from your hotel, journey to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, located a 4 hours' drive through spectacular and breathtaking landscapes. Visit the historic town of Geraldine. Then discover 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. Enjoy a short scenic hike in the National Park to view the 23.5kms long Tasman Glacier which is the longest glacier in New Zealand before returning to Christchurch.

From Christchurch: Mt Cook Day Trip with Lunch and Transfer

2. From Christchurch: Mt Cook Day Trip with Lunch and Transfer

Aoraki Mount Cook – The mountain that prepared Sir Edmund Hillary for his conquest of Everest, and the tallest mountain in New Zealand. Lying deep in the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park is New Zealand’s longest glacier – Haupapa/Tasman Glacier. Lake Tekapo - famous for its crystal clear waters with the majesty of the mountains as a backdrop. These are the places you will discover or rediscover on this tour, so escape the hustle and bustle and head out on an adventure that takes place in some of the most beautiful parts of New Zealand. Plus lunch is at the simply stunning Hermitage in the Mount Cook National Park, what is a better place to eat with a view! You will be driven in comfort in our modern, comfortable minibuses packed with extras, just to make your journey that bit easier. Led by our fun and knowledgeable and passionate tour guides, this journey will come to life in a new way for you. Memories, made, hearts happy and photos a plenty in this tour!

Tekapo: Indoor Māori Heritage and Astronomy Experience

3. Tekapo: Indoor Māori Heritage and Astronomy Experience

Delight in a Big Bang of awe and inspiration at the Dark Sky Experience, where science, tatai aroraki (Maori astronomy), and fascinating multimedia installations are brought together for a sensual treat. Change your outlook on the universe in the best way possible on this 45-minute guided tour. Enjoy your guide's thought-provoking, educational, and entertaining commentary at this truly unique place. During your tour, get up close to the newly-restored Brashear telescope, one of the world's most famous Victorian telescopes. A must-do for all visitors to Lake Tekapo, this immersive daytime experience is a place for people to connect, to discover, and to be inspired, with the aim of empowering others to make a difference to dark sky preservation.

From Christchurch: 1-Way Mount Cook & Lake Tekapo Tour

4. From Christchurch: 1-Way Mount Cook & Lake Tekapo Tour

Christchurch to Mt Cook via Lake Tekapo Small Group Tour (1 way). This small group, fully-guided day transfer allows you to travel in style to Mt Cook while seeing all the key highlights along the way. Led by our famously passionate tour guides, notorious for bringing your journey to life by sharing their stories and rich background knowledge, and run in modern, comfortable minibusses packed with extras ensuring your comfort and safety. Highlights: Lake Tekapo Mt Cook & Aoraki National Park Lake Pukaki While the destinations you will visit are truly spectacular, we believe our small groups, our guides, the journey, and the little details set our tours ails set our tours well apart. Secret stops, wildlife viewings, specially designed vehicles, and many other pleasant surprises ensure our tours are an experience to remember.

Lake Tekapo Scenic 4WD Cass Valley Wilderness Tour

5. Lake Tekapo Scenic 4WD Cass Valley Wilderness Tour

Hop onboard a 4 wheel drive jeep from Lake Tekapo township and explore one of New Zealand's most breathtaking river valleys. Travel comfortably up an alpine river valley northwest of Lake Tekapo through stream crossings and fields of roaming wild Merino sheep. Travel through the steep mountainous walls of the river valley where old Musterer's huts still stand and age-old glaciers are omnipresent. Hear your guide explain the unique history and geology that has formed this stunning part of New Zealand, and why it is famed for offering some of the best scenery in the South Island. Stop in for a fresh cup of tea and snacks, and enjoy fabulous vantage points for the best photography opportunities in Lake Tekapo. Return through golden tussock high lands overlooking the turquoise colours of Lake Tekapo.

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What people are saying about Lake Tekapo

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

The tour was amazing and it ended up being a beautiful day out! The only thing, is the roads are extremely windy. If you get motionsickness at all, would recommend you take something before you travels! I also wish at some of the stops there would be a little bit more time to enjoy, but overall amazing tour! Would definitely go again.

The day was made special thanks to the enthusiastic, considerate and knowledgeable driver/guide. Varied and stunning landscape with spectacular highlights being the blue Lake Tekapo and magnificent Alps. A great experience.

The tour guide/driver was a fountain of knowledge. He was so passionate about the area and looked after us all very well. I would recommend this tour, the places were well chosen

2 english grandsons enjoyed it a bit long for them but they learnt a lot.

Excellent experience to understand the basic knowledge of galaxies