Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki Day Tour


Explore the picturesque town of Lake Tekapo on a private day tour from Christchurch. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations that lies in the heart of Mackenzie country which provide splendid views.

Visit the iconic Church of Good Shepherd & Sheepdog Statue in Lake Tekapo. Admire Lake Pukaki & the stunning views of Mount Cook from a distance. Soak up & unwind in Tekapo Springs offering Hot Pools, Spa, waterslide & aqua play area for kids.

Tour Highlights:

  •  Enjoy a private day trip from Christchurch to Lake Tekapo & Lake Pukaki.
  • Sample award-winning cheese at a local cheese factory in Geraldine
  • Admire the glacier fed turquoise colored Lake Tekapo.
  • Visit the iconic Church of Good Shepherd & Bronze Sheepdog Statue.
  • Take a drive to Lake Pukaki, the largest lake in Mackenzie region, and admire the cloud piercing Mt. Cook from a distance.
  • Visit to a Salmon Farm.
  • Drive to the summit at Mt. John Observatory to capture the spectacular landscapes.
  • Soak in the renowned Tekapo Springs with alpine scenery.

THIS IS A PRIVATE TOUR (i.e. ONLY FOR ONE PARTY)

Lake Tekapo Day Tour – Duration 10 hours (Tour Start Time: 8am)
From $249 to $299 Per Person (minimum booking for 2 adults required)
Child: $169

TOUR DESCRIPTION:

Spend you day in the beautiful region of Mackenzie Country on a private day tour to Lake Tekapo & Lake Pukaki from Christchurch. After pick-up from your hotel,take a 3.5 hr scenic drive through spectacular & breathtaking landscapes. Stretch your legs at the historic town of Geraldine and treat your taste buds at an artisan cheese shop or browse for Merino and Alpaca fleece clothing.


Visit the turquoise colored Lake Tekapo & take in the tranquility of this place. Visit the Church of Good Shepherd & the well-recognized Bronze Statue of Sheepdog.
Take a drive to Lake Pukaki and admire stunning views of Mt. Cook from a distance. Grab the opportunity to purchase fresh salmon or feed the fish at a Salmon Farm floating on the glacier waters. Then drive to the summit of Mt. John to capture magnificent alpine landscape on your cameras.
Grab lunch at one of the cafés before you hit the Hot Pools. Soak up & unwind at Tekapo Springs surrounded by breathtaking alpine views. After hot pools, drive back to Christchurch via same scenic route and drop-off to your location.

Price includes:

  • Private Tour.
  • Hotel Pick up and Drop Off.
  • Entry to Tekapo Springs: Hot pools, waterslide & aqua play area for kids in summer (October to April). And during winters, Hot pools , Snow tubing and Ice skating (May to September).

Note: Swimming costumes & towels available on hire ($5 each plus $20 returnable deposit).

COMPLIMENTARY HOTSPOT WIFI & LIGHT REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED.

YOUR FULL DAY LAKE TEKAPO & LAKE PUKAKI DAY TOUR INCLUDES:

Church of Good Shepherd & Sheepdog Memorial

The Church of Good Shepherd is a little stone Church on the shores of Lake Tekapo. It surrounded by the majestic landscapes and was opened in 1935. It is the sole church in Lake Tekapo & continues to be the place of worship for local residents. This Church acts as a memorial to the farmers & shepherds who pioneered the region of the Mackenzie Basin. The bronze Sheepdog memorial erected in 1968 on the edge of Lake Tekapo serves as a tribute to the dogs used by Scottish Shepherds during the 19th century.

Mt John

You may choose to take a10 minute’s drive or a 1-hour scenic walk up the summit of Mt John. Plenty of sunshine with clear blue skies during summer months or snow capped mountains during winters; these varied views will never disappoint! Enjoy a quick bite or a cup of coffee at the Astro Café that provides 360 degrees scenic views of Lake Tekapo and surrounding mountains.

Tekapo Hot Springs

During daytime, sit back, relax & soak up in Tekapo Springs that offers three tiered Hot Pools that resembles the shape of 3 lakes of this region: Ohau (36 degrees), Pukaki (37 degrees) and Tekapo (38 degrees). While you unwind in the hot pools, the kids can enjoy the waterslides or the aqua play area. You may also choose to enjoy a meal or a drink at the Tahr Bar & Café.

OTHER OPTIONAL RECOMENDED ACTIVITIES IN LAKE TEKAPO

Soak in the Stars

The ultimate Tekapo Star Gazing Experience is the only guided hot pools & star gazing experience in New Zealand. A 2-hour experience introduces you to wonders of Tekapo’s amazing night skies with a combination of astronomy & soaking in a hot pool while enjoying the star lit skies.

Earth & Sky at Mt John University Observatory

Join the famous Earth & Sky Stargazing & Observatory tour at Mt John University Observatory, simply one of the best star gazing sites on Earth. This tour will fascinate, educate and entertain you with spectacular views using a range of scientific telescopes.

(Note: Optional recommended activities can be combined with an over-night stay in a 4-star Hotel at an additional cost).

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