Queenstown to Christchurch via Mount Cook & Tekapo

This action-packed Private Tour is the perfect way to discover the outdoor beauty between Queenstown and Christchurch. Travel in a luxurious minivan with this small group tour from Queenstown to Christchurch 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.


  1. Private Tour 
  2. Visit the iconic Church of Good Shepherd and Bronze Sheepdog Statue in Lake Tekapo
  3. Admire Lake Pukaki, the largest lake in Mackenzie region, and stunning alpine scenery
  4. Savor a delicious lunch with spectacular views at the Hermitage Hotel (POA)
  5. Explore one of the many alpine walks in Mount Cook National Park

This Is A Private Tour 

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

Confirmation Method Manual: Confirmation will be sent in 24hours after booking is received.

$4000 Tour/Transport Price For up to 6 people

$4500 Tour/Transport Price For 7 - 11 people

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)


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).

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

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).

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.

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).  

Geraldine - Nestled beneath the towering Southern Alps, Geraldine is the perfect place to stop for refreshments and break your journey. While enjoing the unique country village atmosphere and admire the grandeur of the many historical buildings and museums.(Duration: 20 minutes).

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

Price includes

  • Private Tour
  • Transport in luxurious van (late model Mercedes Benz)
  • Professional guide.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Bottled Water.


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. 


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