Christchurch To Queenstown Via Mount Cook Sightseeing Tour: One-Way - Lake Tekapo

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 11 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Lichfield Street, Lichfield St, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotel pick ups in most cases will be earlier. Please check with provider open.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Athol Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Venture out on a one-way sightseeing tour from Christchurch to Queenstown via Mt cook and experience the splendour of the NZ Southern Alps. Enjoy the spectacular sights of the glacier-fed Lake Tekapo, farmland of the Canterbury Plains and New Zealand's tallest mountain Aoraki (Mt cook), situated in a national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Enjoy the scenic route from Christchurch to Queenstown via Mt cook on this one-way sightseeing tour that'll allow you to experience the splendour of the NZ Southern Alps.

Departing Christchurch in the morning, we travel through the fertile farmland of Canterbury Plains towards the shores glacier-fed Lake Tekapo. Stretch your legs and visit the solitary Church of the Good Shepherd before the journey continues to Mount cook Village.

Enjoy lunch at the Hermitage Hotel (optional extra) and soak up breathtaking views of Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. There's time to explore and even take a scenic flight (additional cost, weather permitting, can be booked by your driver on the day) on this Mount Cook day tour!

As we drive out of Mount Cook National Park and enter Mackenzie country we stop for afternoon tea (own expense) and visit a local family orchard (time permitting). Your tour concludes in Queenstown, the adventure capital of New Zealand!


Buffet lunch (if options selected at time of booking)

Local driver guide

Live commentary on board

Modern air-conditioned coach with free WiFi


Scenic Flight

Food and drinks, unless specified


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infants must sit on laps

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Each traveler is allowed 2 Bags weighing no more than 20kg each and 1 carry-on bag. Oversized or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your excess luggage is acceptable

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

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  • 08-Jan-2020

    The journey was picturesque. The stop at Mount cook was great with nice buffet lunch at Hermitage hotel was awesome. (would recommend to opt for Lunch). Recommended.

  • 07-Jan-2020

    Even 7 hours Tour, But You will ve amazed because the view of the mountain very Amazing. The Driver very helpfull to explain about evertyhing, and teh most excellent thing are Photo spot picked up by Bus Driver

  • 06-Jan-2020

    Scenic trip with friendly and witty driver.
    Plenty. of space for luggage and comfortable seats. Do it.

  • 23-Dec-2019

    Our guide forget his name - may be Richard was amazing. He made our tour excellent. one must take this tour if you want to see the beauty of New Zealand.

  • 25-Oct-2019

    The tour was excellent. Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. I would definitely recommend this tour.

  • 08-Oct-2019

    We are so impressed with the Guide/ Driver. He is so good since given so much of information and he is an encyclopedia. The trip was interesting .

  • 02-Oct-2019

    The start of the tour is fine, but the tour provider Great sight driver is always in hurry, every stop over he is always in hurry. He set the time very limited especially to the setting with the amazing scenic view like lake tekapo, We always have a stop over to the hotel and accommodation and pick up other passengers and spend our time waiting for them. The tour supposed to be relax and enjoy the amazing view of the place but you'll just stressed with the time limited set but the driver, you will not even enjoy your coffee or tea at the coffee shop for the reason you need to finished your meal fast due to limited time. I don't feel the driver/tour guide is friendly sometimes he is mean to the tourist.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Excellent journey and wonderful singing bus driver! Well worth doing, I didn't have many days to travel the south island so I would recommend this journey as you still see quite a lot! It was a wonderful bright day in Mount Cook - only wished I could have stayed there the night to do a bigger walk! Great, friendly bus driver who was easy to listen to, sang nice local songs and very informative about the region and NZ history.

  • 23-Sep-2018

    This tour was ok. Lots of sitting and many breaks. Mt. Cook was disappointing.

  • 31-Mar-2018

    Very nice and relaxing way to get to Queenstown such beautiful scenery along the way

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