Mt Cook & Lake Tekapo Day Tour (Group Tour)

Enjoy a small group 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:

  • 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 of Mt Cook at the Hermitage Hotel cafe.
  • Explore one of the many alpine walks or activities in Mount Cook National Park.



Mt Cook & Lake Tekapo Day Tour – Duration 13 hours (Tour Start Time: 7am)

From: Adult $220 to $235 (14 to 99 Years) Lunch POA

From: Child $210 (4 to 13 Years) Lunch POA

Optional Extras:

Scenic Flight with snow Landing (25 min) $299 adult & $255 children extra (4 to 12 years) 

Scenic Flight with snow Landing (35 min) $399 adult & $339 children extra (4 to 12 years)

Pickup timing will be confirmed a day prior to travel date. Pickup/ drop-off is offered from selected Central Christchurch Hotels listed below:

1. Rydges Latimer Square
2 .Christchurch Bus Interchange
3. Heritage/ Distinction/ Novotel Central Christchurch/Hotel 115/Quest Cathedral Junction
4. Crowne Plaza
5. The Mayfair, 155 Victoria Street
6. Chateau on the Park



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.

Lake Tekapo

Visit captivatingly turquoise Lake Tekapo.  

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.  

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.

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.

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.

Instead of hike, if you would like to take a secnic flight that can be arranged. Please specify at the time of booking.


Price Includes:

  • Pickup and Drop-off from certain Hotels in Central Christchurch
  • Transport in an air-conditioned minivan OR minibus
  • Small group tour 
  • Professional guide and Commentary
  • Fully guided tour except the walks in Mount Cook National Park.
  • Lunch (Pay own account)


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