Queenstown To Christchurch Via Mount Cook Full-Day Tour

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 12 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.Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Athol Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotel pick ups in most cases will be earlier. Please check with provider open til 8pm - Toll free within NZ 0800744487
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  • Return Details :
    72 Lichfield Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, 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 Queenstown to Christchurch via Mt Cook and experience the splendour of the NZ Southern Alps. Enjoy spectacular sights of the glacier-fed Lake Tekapo, the farmland of Canterbury Plains and New Zealand's tallest mountain Aoraki (Mt Cook), situated in a national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your Mount cook day tour concludes in the largest city in South Island New Zealand, Christchurch.

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Depart Queenstown and travel through the rugged and beautiful landscape of Otago. Cross the Lindis Pass into the Mackenzie Country to visit Mount cook Village at the base of New Zealand's highest mountain Aoraki (Mount cook).

Here there is time to experience an optional scenic helicopter or skiplane flight with a snow landing (weather permitting). Continue your journey with a stop at the Church of the Good Shepherd on the shores of Lake Tekapo, before continuing to your destination of Christchurch.


Buffet lunch (if option selected)


Live commentary on board

Air-conditioned vehicle

Hotel pickup at Queenstown

Hotel drop-off at Christchurch


Food and drinks, unless specified


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

All tours are operated by luxury 5 star coaches, equipped with air conditioning, rest-room facilities and reclining seats

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 10-Feb-2020

    Beautiful countryside and views of Mt. Cook...it is a very nice ride if you have the time...a lot of it is dropping off and picking up people along the way...

  • 19-Dec-2019

    comfortable bus and very nice driver and guide that took us along the tour. bus depart on time. lots of stops for take photos and refreshments.

  • 27-Nov-2019

    The scenery was beautiful especially Mt Cook. The food at Heritage Lodge was absolutely delicious with wide variety. Our bus driver was knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful.

  • 31-Oct-2019

    Although it was a long day, it was enjoyable and worth every minute. Our driver was terrific and his ongoing commentary made the trip go quickly and added a lot of interest as we passed things we would not have understood the significance of.

  • 11-Jun-2018

    I chose this tour so I could see more of New Zealand since we only had limited amounts of time to explore the country. We were able to see a lot on this tour and the scenery is amazing! The place where we stopped for lunch had amazing views and great food to purchase and we had plenty of time to walk around and take photos. The only thing I disappointed about was a lot of the places we stopped at were busy especially the house of the Good Shepherd and we had such a short time at some of the spots so it was hard to get good photos without people in them. I'm not sure how you would avoid that unless you go at a different time of year or know what to hit the viewing spots during non busy times. Also our driver was seemed somewhat moody and not sure if he didn't enjoy driving 12 hours that can be tiring or what his issue was, but overall it was worth the trip for me just for the scenery.

  • 22-Feb-2018

    It was a very interesting albeit long day. the driver was knowledgeable about the areas we drove through. The lunch provided was excellent as was the view of Mt Cook.

  • 29-Jan-2018

    The tour was terrific we drove through spectacular mountain scenery and had a long stop in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, during which we had time to walk trails, check out the Visitors' Centre, and appreciate the landscape more fully. The guide was knowledgeable and helpful. My only concern was that the company running the tour didn't have proper records of my pick-up and drop-off points, and it took some effort to inform them again about what I'd already told them. Overall, though, I highly recommend it as a way to travel between Queenstown and Christchurch you can take the tour in either direction and see and learn about things you might otherwise miss.

  • 10-Dec-2017

    This tour was very disappointing.
    I had expected it to be more of a tour-cum-transport option but it was just a regular bus service with a weird route. The bus stopped for 4-5 times at service stations / road side shops for toilet and shopping and only twice at scenic locations for photos one of which was barely 5 minutes long.
    The hotel and lunch at Mount Cook was nice. The scheduled stop there was 1h45 minutes. We arrived about 30 minutes late, but left on schedule. That left practically no time to do anything else besides lunch. It wasn't even enough to thoroughly see the alpine centre at the hotel itself.
    This tour is too expensive for what is nothing more than a local bus service.

  • 14-Nov-2017

    Beautiful Location with good arrangement

  • 11-Nov-2017

    Тур понравился, но порекомендовать его не могу, так как остановка для прогулки и фотографий горы Кука в очень не удачном месте, гору очень плохо видно. В остальном все было прекрасно, очень комфортабельный автобус, много остановок, куча чудесных фотографий и впечатлений . Гид с очень хорошим произно

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