Mount Cook & Lake Tekapo Day Tour from Christchurch

4.9 / 5

37 reviews

Mount Cook & Lake Tekapo Day Tour from Christchurch

From $142.11 per person

Enjoy a small-group day tour to Aoraki Mount Cook. Visit the picturesque Church of Good Shepherd on the shores of the stunning turquoise Lake Tekapo. Savor a scrumptious buffet at Hermitage Hotel then enjoy a scenic walk to see the Tasman Glacier.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 13 hours
Starting time 7:00 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pick-up and drop off is available from your hotel, apartment or other preferred location in Christchurch.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a day trip from Christchurch to discover incredible glaciers, lakes and rivers
  • Sample award-winning cheese at a local cheese factory in Geraldine
  • Take a stroll in the Alpine Lavender Farm (December-March)
  • Admire Lake Pukaki, the largest lake in Mackenzie region, and stunning alpine scenery
  • Savor a delicious buffet lunch with spectacular views at the Hermitage Hotel
  • Capture some beautiful moments during a stop at Lupin fields (November-January)
Full description
Experience dramatic glacier lakes, snow-capped mountains, and beautiful alpine walks on a small-group day trip from Christchurch. Home to Southern Alps, Aoraki/Mount Cook is the highest mountain in New Zealand at a height of 3724 meters. After pick-up from your hotel, journey to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, located a 4 hours' drive though spectacular and 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 heart of Mackenzie Country, the captivatingly turquoise Lake Tekapo, the iconic Church of Good Shepherd, and the well-recognized statue of Sheepdog. Travel through Lake Pukaki and admire stunning views of Mt. Cook from a distance. Arrive at your final destination of Mount Cook where you'll savor a scrumptious buffet lunch at Hermitage Hotel. Enjoy a short scenic hike in the National Park to view the 23.5kms long Tasman Glacier which the longest glacier in New Zealand. On your return journey, visit the Alpine Lavender Farm & capture some beautiful moments in the pristine environment.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transport in a luxurious van (2017 or late model Mercedes Benz)
  • Small-group tour
  • Professional guide
  • Light refreshments
  • Buffet lunch at Hermitage Hotel (if add-on selected at check-out)
  • Entry to Alpine Lavender Farm
  • Complimentary hotspot Wifi
    COVID-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • A small amount of walking is involved
    • Note that the pick-up time may be earlier than the tour start time
    • Tour requires a minimum of 4 participants to operate; there is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements; in the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund
    • You will have approximately 3 hours of free time in Mount Cook to savor lunch and enjoy a scenic walk in the National Park
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 / 5

    based on 37 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.5/5
    • Safety
      5/5
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    Anujk was our driver/tour guide. He treated us very warmly the moment we met him at our apartment’s carpark. Throughout the entire trip, he was very knowledgeable in the history, geography and current rvents around Chch and knows all about the surrounding sceneries and mountains. He was very considerate of all of us in the tour making sure we are well taken cared of and felt secured. The views and experience was amazing! The day was well worth it! We even forgot our shopping bag from the car and Anujk kindly brought it back to our apartment, very gracious and kind indeed! Thank you!

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    April 7, 2021

    The lake Pukaki is absolutely stunning and the short hike to watch the Glacier is nice. Refreshments are all stuffs I like haha~ Our guide Anujk is patient and friendly, he offered us some good recommendations about our trips in CHC. The car is comfy as well, this is important as it's a long drive from CHC to Mt Cook.

    April 5, 2021

    long day on the road but worth the travel with fantastic views and scenery. Really was a great day out. Got really nice snacks from the driver / tour operator so we would not get too hungry. And the short hike after lunch was amazing. A really great family outing.

    January 22, 2021

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