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Christchurch to Queenstown via Mount Cook Sightseeing Tour: One-Way

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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. Experience the grandeur of New Zealand's highest mountain on a day tour from Christchurch to Mount Cook, ending in Queenstown.

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Kiwi Country Visitor Centre, 38 Waihi Terrace, Geraldine 7930 New Zealand

Geraldine is a popular little town for arts and crafts and market days and has a reputation as a home for gifted artists and talented people such as Austen Deans and John Badcock who have their studios in the township. There are edible creations as well such as the local Geraldine cheese maker, chocolatier and the internationally recognised Barkers fruit products all have outlets in the town. We stop at the Kiwi Country Visitor centre for morning and afternoon tea breaks along with a comfort stop

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Church of the Good Shepherd, Pioneer Drive, Lake Tekapo 7999 New Zealand

The majestic setting of the Church of the Good Shepherd attracts visitors from all over the world. We encourage you to take a few quiet minutes to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the lake and mountains; in our opinion it is God's greatest cathedral.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Lake Tekapo 7945 New Zealand

Lake Tekapo the mountain ranges to the front are the Ben Ohau Ranges and the Southern Alps. Lake Tekapo is fed by the Godley Glacier and the Macauley River, which explains the turquoise colour of the lake from the glacial effect. Great stop for photos of the area.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, Canterbury 7999, New Zealand

We are now entering the Mt Cook National Park, one of 14 National Parks in New Zealand. The area of the park is 70,696 hectares and has the highest mountains and largest glaciers in New Zealand it was established as a National Park in 1953. The Maori name for Mt Cook is Aoraki which means ‘Sky Piercer’. It is a rugged land of ice and rock with 19 mountain peaks over 3,000 metres including Mt Cook which is 3,753 metres the highest mountain in New Zealand, however, Mt Cook used to be 3,763 metres.

Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes

Additional Information

  • 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
Inclusions
  • Buffet lunch (if options selected at time of booking)
  • Local driver guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Modern air-conditioned coach with free WiFi


Exclusions
  • Scenic Flight
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities


Departure Point
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 til 8pm - Toll free within NZ 0800744487

If your pick up location is not on the supplied list please contact our reservations team 24 hours prior



Departure Time
7:30 AM

Duration
11 hours

Return Details
Athol Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand


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