Christchurch to Queenstown via Mount Cook & Tekapo


This action-packed private tour is the perfect way to discover the outdoor beauty between Christchurch and Queenstown. Travel in a luxurious minivan with your private guide from Christchurch to Queenstown via Mt.cook and Lake Tekapo, and reach your destination relaxed & refreshed. It is a great alternative to enjoying New Zealand landscape, making frequent stops for photos on the way.

 

Highlights:

  • Private Tour (i.e. Only for one party) means more personal service from the guide
  • 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 (POA)
  • Explore one of the many alpine walks in Mount Cook National Park

This Is A Private Tour (i.e. ONLY FOR ONE PARTY)

Christchurch to Queenstown via Mount Cook & Tekapo – approx. 13 hours (Tour Start Time: 7am)

NZD $2200 Tour/Transport Price For 1 to 4 Travellers

NZD $2600 Tour/Transport Price For 5 to 10 Travellers

 

Optional Extra

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)

TOUR DESCRIPTION & Stops

Geraldine - 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 - Mount Cook where can savor a scrumptious lunch at Hermitage Hotel and explore Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre (Duration: 1 hour).

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: 60 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.

High Country Salmon - The Salmon Shop offers a wide range of salmon products for customers to take home. Choose from fresh, smoked or cured salmon in a variety of cuts.You can also enjoy throwing some fish feed pellets into the pen on the deck and watching the hungry salmon splash about (Duration: 20 minutes).

Lindis Pass - Quick stop at the Lindis Pass Summit scenic lookout for some pictures (Duration: 5 minutes).

Mrs Jones Fruit Orchard - Jones Family Fruit Stall is one of the best-known fruit stalls in Central Otago, with people coming from all over New Zealand and the world to visit. The fruit stall stocks a huge array of fresh fruits, dried fruits, nuts, honey products and vegetables (Duration: 20 minutes).

Queenstown - Arrive at your final destination Queenstown where your guide will drop you at your accommodation. 

 

Price includes

  • Private Tour (i.e. Only for one party).
  • Transport in luxurious van (2017 or late model Mercedes Benz)
  • Professional guide.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Bottled Water.

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.

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