Queenstown to Christchurch via Mount Cook Full-Day Tour
Venture out on a one-way sightseeing tour from Queenstown to Christchurch via Mt Cook and experience the splendour of the NZ Southern Alps. Enjoy spectacular sights of the glacier-fed Lake Tekapo, the farmland of Canterbury Plains and New Zealand's tallest mountain Aoraki (Mt Cook), situated in a national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your Mount Cook day tour concludes in the largest city in South Island New Zealand, Christchurch.
What's included :
- Buffet lunch (if option selected)
- Live commentary on board
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Hotel pickup at Queenstown
- Hotel drop-off at Christchurch
What's excluded :
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: GreatSights, Carpark 9-11 Athol Street, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
Tour Begins from here
Stop At: Mrs Jones Fruit Orchard, 489 Kawarau Gorge Road, Cromwell 9384 New Zealand
Duration: 15 minutes
Pass By: Lake Pukaki, New Zealand
Lake Pukaki is the largest of three roughly parallel alpine lakes running north-south along the northern edge of the Mackenzie Basin on New Zealand's South Island. The others are Lakes Tekapo and Ohau.
Stop At: The Church of the Good Shepherd, Pioneer Drive, Lake Tekapo 7999 New Zealand
o The majestic setting of the Church of the Good Shepherd attracts visitors from all over the world. We encourage you to take a few quiet minutes to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the lake and mountains; in our opinion it is God's greatest cathedral.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Aoraki/Mt. Cook, Mt. Cook Road, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) New Zealand
o We are now entering the Mt Cook National Park, one of 14 National Parks in New Zealand. The area of the park is 70,696 hectares and has the highest mountains and largest glaciers in New Zealand it was established as a National Park in 1953. The Maori name for Mt Cook is Aoraki which means ‘Sky Piercer’. It is a rugged land of ice and rock with 19 mountain peaks over 3,000 metres including Mt Cook which is 3,753 metres the highest mountain in New Zealand, however, Mt Cook used to be 3,763 metres.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Kiwi Country Visitor Centre, 38 Waihi Terrace, Geraldine 7930 New Zealand
o Geraldine is a popular little town for arts and crafts and market days and has a reputation as a home for gifted artists and talented people such as Austen Deans and John Badcock who have their studios in the township. There are edible creations as well such as the local Geraldine cheese maker, chocolatier and the internationally recognised Barkers fruit products all have outlets in the town. We stop at the Kiwi Country Visitor centre for morning and afternoon tea breaks along with a comfort stop
Duration: 30 minutes
Departure Point :Athol Street, Athol St, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pick ups in most cases will be earlier. Please check with provider open til 8pm - Toll free within NZ 0800744487If your pick up location is not on the supplied list please contact our reservations team 24 hours prior
Departure Time :7:30 AM
Return Detail :72 Lichfield St, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
Hotel Pickup :
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- All tours are operated by luxury 5 star coaches, equipped with air conditioning, rest-room facilities and reclining seats
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.