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

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    7:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • 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 :
    100 Ardmore St, Wanaka 9305, 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 Wanaka via Mt cook and experience the splendour of the NZ Southern Alps. Enjoy the spectacular sights of glacier-fed Lake Tekapo, the farmland of Canterbury Plains and the highest peak in the New Zealand mountain ranges, Aoraki (Mt cook). Travel across the historic Burkes Pass and visit the famous Church of the Good Shepherd on your Mount cook day tour before arriving in Wanaka.

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Enjoy the scenic route from Christchurch to Wanaka 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 of glacier-fed Lake Tekapo. Stretch your legs and visit the famous Church of the Good Shepherd which sits in picturesque solitude on the foreshores of the lake, before the journey continues to Mount cook Village.

Enjoy lunch at the Hermitage Hotel (optional extra) and soak up breathtaking views of UNESCO World Heritage Site, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. On this Mount Cook day tour, there's time to explore surrounding walking tracks and photograph the alpine surroundings in this unique region. For a different perspective, you have the option to take a scenic flight (additional cost, weather permitting, can be booked by your driver on the day).

As we drive out of Mount Cook National Park, we enter the Mackenzie Basin and stop for afternoon tea (own expense) in the rural farming community of Omarama before beginning the ascent up and over the Lindis Pass into the historical gold mining region of Central Otago.

Arrive in the small town of Tarras, where a shuttle service will take you on the last leg of your journey to Wanaka, located on the shores of Lake Wanaka. Upon reaching Wanaka, your one-way sightseeing tour comes to an end and you'll be transferred to your hotel.


Air-conditioned vehicle

Live commentary on board

Lunch (if this option is selected at time of booking)

GST (Goods and Services Tax)



Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infants must sit on laps

All tours are operated by luxury 5 star coaches, equipped with air conditioning, rest-room facilities and reclining seats. For the comfort of all passengers, all tours have been designated as Non Smoking, with regular stops made for those who wish to smoke.

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 12-May-2009

    The journey is excellent.