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Mount Cook & Lake Tekapo Day Tour from Christchurch

Mount Cook & Lake Tekapo Day Tour from Christchurch

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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, and enjoy a scenic walk to see the Tasman Glacier.

About this activity

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Duration 13 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup and drop off is offered from your preferred location in central Christchurch.
Small group
Limited to 11 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
  • 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. After pick-up from your hotel, journey to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, located a 4 hours' drive through spectacular and breathtaking landscapes.

Visit the historic town of Geraldine. Then discover 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. Enjoy a short scenic hike in the National Park to view the 23.5kms long Tasman Glacier which is the longest glacier in New Zealand. On your return journey, visit the Alpine Lavender Farm and capture some beautiful moments in the pristine environment.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off from Central Christchurch Hotels
  • Transport by air-conditioned late-model Minivan
  • Small-group tour
  • Professional guide
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Bottle Water
  • National Park fees
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years and 3 months old must present proof of full vaccination

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Important information

Know before you go

  • 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 88 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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This tour was absolutely wonderful, so worth all the travelling! Our tour guide was so friendly and knowledgeable which made the travelling part of the journey. All the stops are thought ahead and you have plenty of time in each place to enjoy it all! A perfect way to see what the South Island has to offer!

October 25, 2022

The weather wasn't bad, but the summit of Mt Cook, which was important to us, was hidden in the clouds for most of the day, so the excitement was lacking. In that case, I wish I had something else to cheer me up. I think I'm misremembering, but I thought that I would stop by somewhere on the way home, but I went straight back to the hotel without getting excited.

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October 23, 2022

It was the best excursion I could do through GYG! Our guide, Anujk, was top notch! The fact of being in a small group (instead of 50 million people as for other excursions) was very appreciable and pleasant and allows us to create links more easily. The landscapes were breathtaking and our guide (who was also our driver) had an impeccable driving. We did not see the 10h pass!

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October 9, 2022

Product ID: 179834