Enjoy travelling to your destination from Christchurch in our luxurious 4x6 AWD Mercedes bus. On your journey take in the truly breath-taking scenery: the southern alps and the Ben Ohau Range, Lake Tekapo, Lake Pukaki, and even multiple sites from the film Lord of the Rings "middle earth" before arriving at the famous Hermitage Hotel for a delicious buffet lunch. Get ready to explore the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre 3D theatre, Museum and digital dome Planetarium where you can discover the history of the region through spectacular 3D experiences. Jump on board the included afternoon side trip to the Tasman Glacier - or relax back at Mt Cook Village (there's plenty to do at the Alpine Centre, Hermitage’s Retail Centre, or Department of Conservation’s Visitor Centre). Fully inclusive price also includes pick up from major Christchurch city hotels, meals and refreshments, admission to the Alpine Centre, glacier side trip, and a lively & entertaining tour guide!
What You'll Get
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Maossie Tours, Rolleston Avenue near intersection of Worcester Blvd, Christchurch 8013 New Zealand
Luxury mini-coach travel with complimentary WiFi, USB Charging, tour guide, refreshments. This is the starting point for those not being picked up from their hotel
Duration: 5 minutes
Stop At: Geraldine, Geraldine, Canterbury Region, South Island
We stop at the quaint rural township of Geraldine for morning tea before proceeding to our destinations
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Lake Tekapo, Lake Tekapo, Mackenzie District, Canterbury Region, South Island
See the iconic Church of the Good Shepherd situated on the foreshores of the surreal turquoise blue of Lake Tekapo
Duration: 10 minutes
Pass By: Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Mackenzie District, Canterbury Region, South Island
We spend a significant portion of time travelling through the wonders of this World Heritage National Park
Stop At: Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre, 89 Terrace Road, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7946 New Zealand
After the included lunch at the iconic Hermitage Hotel, visit the 3D theatre, Museum and digital dome Planetarium
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Aoraki Mount Cook National Park Visitor Centre, 1 Larch Grove, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7999 New Zealand
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Tasman Glacier, New Zealand
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Mt. Cook Alpine Salmon Shop, Tekapo Pukaki Hydro Canal, Twizel New Zealand
Wonderful lookout location to capture New Zealand's tallest mountain across the beautiful Lake Pukaki. Pick up salmon and souvenirs.
Duration: 10 minutes
Pass By: Mount Cook Alpine Memorial, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7999 New Zealand
Incredible scenery, native flora and fauna
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Infant seats available
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately especially if you intend going on the Tasman Glacier side trip.
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
- GST (Goods and Services Tax)
- Lunch - Buffet lunch
- Coffee and/or Tea
- Morning & Afternoon tea
- Professional guide and live commentary on board
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
- Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Entry/Admission - Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre
- Entry/Admission - Tasman Glacier
Canterbury Museum (Christchurch), Canterbury 8013, New Zealand
Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup from any centrally located Christchurch hotel / motel. After hotel pick-ups, the distinctive Maossie Tours bus (black Mercedes) will parked and waiting alongside Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Ave Central Christchurch, near the corner of Worcester Blvd. until the scheduled departure time.
11 to 12 hours
Returns to original departure point
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Maossie Tours Limited in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.
This offer is not eligible for promo codes.
The Fine Print
7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.