Mt Cook & Lake Tekapo Day Tour(Private Tour)

Enjoy a private day tour to Aoraki/Mount Cook - the tallest mountain in New Zealand. Visit the picturesque town of Lake Tekapo, admire stunning alpine views from Lake Pukaki, and enjoy a delicious lunch at the Hermitage Hotel.

Tours Highlights:
• Enjoy a day trip from Christchurch to discover incredible glaciers, lakes and rivers
• Sample award-winning cheese at a local cheese factory in Geraldine
• Visit the iconic Church of Good Shepherd and Bronze Sheepdog Statue in Lake Tekapo
• Admire Lake Pukaki, the largest lake in Mackenzie region, and stunning alpine scenery
• Savor a delicious lunch with spectacular views at the Hermitage Hotel
• Explore one of the many alpine walks in Mount Cook National Park


Mt Cook & Lake Tekapo Day Tour Including lunch – Duration 12 hours (Tour Start Time: 8am)

$3500 Tour/Transport Price For up to 10 people

$4000 Tour/Transport Price For 11 - 21 people

Optional Extra:

Lunch at Hermitage Hotel extra $45 adult until Sept 2023; $49 from Oct 2023 onwards.

Secnic Flight with snow Landing (25 min) $299 adult & $255 children (4 to 12 years) infant free (0 to 3 years)

Secnic Flight with snow Landing (35 min) $399 adult & $339 children (4 to 12 years) infant free (0 to 3 years)



Set at the heart of the Canterbury region at the foot of the Southern Alps, Geraldine is the gateway to the lakes in the central Mackenzie Basin and the beginning of the Starlight Highway to Tekapo's world renowned UNESCO Aoraki McKenzie International Dark Sky Reserve. Geraldine is the perfect place to stop for refreshments and break your journey (Duration: 20 minutes).

Lake Tekapo

Visit captivatingly turquoise Lake Tekapo (Duration: 20 minutes).  

The Church of the Good Shepherd

Situated on the shores of Lake Takapō amongst the natural beauty of the lake and the mountains, the Church of the Good Shepherd was built to the glory of God and as a memorial to the pioneers of the Mackenzie Country (Duration: 20 minutes).  

Lake Pukaki

Lake Pukaki is a shimmering blue jewel set into a grand alpine playground - an iconic New Zealand landscape of high mountain peaks, glacier fed alpine lakes and golden tussocks stretched beneath an endless sky. Sir Peter Jackson chose this part of the Southern Alps - the main divide stretching north-south the length of New Zealand's South Island - as the setting for ‘Lake-town’ in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Duration: 20 minutes).

Aoraki/Mt. Cook

Arrive at Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park where you can savor a scrumptious lunch at Hermitage Hotel and explore Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre (Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes).

Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier walks

At around 27 km long, the Tasman Glacier is the longest glacier in New Zealand. This hike require moderate fitness and is approximately a 60 min return hike. There are good views of the Tasman Glacier, Terminal Lake, Icebergs and Aoraki Mt Cook from the lookout and the most popular hike in the national park (Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes). Instead of hike, if you would like to take a secnic flight that can be arranged.

Clients who wish to do different hike or activity transportation for that can be arranged. Please specify at the time of booking.

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit:

Vaccination is strongly encouraged and remains the best protection against COVID-19. NZ COVID Tracer App is no longer required due to recent changes to self-isolation rules. 

Masks are required on tour coach and you must not travel if you're feeling unwell.

Price Includes:

Hotel pick-up and drop off
Transport in luxurious van (2017 or late model Mercedes Benz)
Private Tour(i.e. only for one party)
Professional guide
Lunch at Hermitage Hotel(if option selected or POA)

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