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$258.52 Day Trips & Excursions

Explore Mount Cook from Christchurch

A short stop at either the Tin Shed (an old shearing shed selling discount sweaters) or at Barkers Winery for tastings of wines, sauces and jams. Continuing through the foothills of the Southern Alps from Geraldine to Fairlie and through the MacKenzie Basin, with its brown snowgrass-covered landscape which has an almost desert like aspect, to Lake Tekapo. There is the opportunity to take an idyllic photograph of the Church of the Good Shepherd on Lake Tekapo with its backdrop of magnificent alpine scenery.Next, it's onto Lake Pukaki where the Tasman Valley opens into the MacKenzie Basin with Mount Cook and the surrounding snow covered peaks in the background. Lunch is at the Hermitage in the Mount Cook National Park. Following lunch an alpine flight over the National Park can be arranged with Mount Cook Airlines (optional at additional cost, payable direct). Glacier landings by ski planes are also available (optional at additional cost, payable direct).Next, you'll explore the Tasman Glacier where a twenty minute climb by foot will take you to the top of the terminal moraine, this vantage point provides views of both the Tasman Glacier and the newly formed Lake Tasman. Return by coach in the afternoon, stopping at the Canterbury high country town of Fairlie for late afternoon tea.

$240.63 Day Trips & Excursions

Mount Cook Private Day Tour via Lake Tekapo including Lunch

Experience dramatic glacier lakes, snow-capped mountains, and beautiful alpine walks on a private 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 3 hours of free time to explore Mount Cook village, take on one of the many walks, enjoy an optional scenic flight (at your own cost), or visit Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre. Then, rejoin your guide for the return scenic journey to Christchurch.

$454.37 Kid Friendly

Aoraki-Mt Cook Private Day Tour From Christchurch for Upto 5 People & RETURN

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Christchurch Cathedral, Christchurch, Canterbury Region, South IslandLet us meet you at your accommodation - departure time 8:30 amStop At: Geraldine Cinema, Geraldine, Canterbury Region, South IslandShopping and Rest Room stopDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Fairlie Heritage Museum, Fairlie, Mackenzie District, Canterbury Region, South IslandA chance for a coffee and maybe sample the award winning pies from the Fairlie Bakehouse - Yum++Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Three Creeks, Burkes Pass, Mackenzie District, Canterbury Region, South IslandBe amazed at the craftsmanship of this hand made outdoor furniture. Three Creeks in Burkes Pass offers an interesting shopping experience in the heart of the MacKenzie Country.Housed in a General Store, 1950s Service Station, Blacksmith Shop and Trading Store, the shops at Three Creeks provide a wealth of art works, crafts, giftware, retro collectibles, wooden furniture, and much more. Plus there’s a Retro Coffee Caravan. A must do!Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Lake Tekapo, Lake Tekapo, Mackenzie District, Canterbury Region, South IslandA most stunning lake - an integral part of the hydro power scheme so famous in this area. Visit the iconic Church of the Good Shepherd and McKenzie Dog StatueSee the Tekapo Military Camp where it can get down to -15 deg during winter.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Lake Pukaki, Canterbury Region, South IslandWonder at the pristine colours of Lake Pukaki - a-maze-ing!Visit a Salomon Farm maybe.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Aoraki Mount Cook Adventure Centre, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Mackenzie District, Canterbury Region, South IslandHome of The Hermitage Hotel and the Sir Edmond Hillary Alpine Centre.Discover the history of this iconic region. A tribute to Sir Edmund Hillary, humanitarian, ambassador and one of the world's greatest explorers, the centre showcases the Aoraki Mount Cook region, its people and its place in the universe.The Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre's 126-seat custom-designed theatre is the world's only theatre with 2D, 3D and a Digital Dome Planetarium, contained within the same space. Cutting edge technology allows the 2D screen to raise up for storage while the 3D screen is in use and the Digital Dome Planetarium to lower into place when required.In the foyer of the theatre you'll find our museum showcasing the history of the Mount Cook region through transport, climbing, The Hermitage Hotel and pioneer extraordinaire, Sir Edmund Hillary himself.Duration: 2 hoursPass By: Christchurch Cathedral, Christchurch, Canterbury Region, South IslandReturn you to your Christchurch accommodation stopping as necessary, one last time, at all those amazing photo spots

$672.25 Kid Friendly

Christchurch to Queenstown Ski Area - Full Day Private Tour-Transfer

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Geraldine Cinema, Geraldine, Canterbury Region, South IslandStop and shop in GeraldineDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Fairlie Heritage Museum, Fairlie, Mackenzie District, Canterbury Region, South IslandLunch at the Fairlie Bakehouse - the famous award-winning bakeryDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Three Creeks, Burkes Pass, Mackenzie District, Canterbury Region, South IslandRenowned all over the world - marvel at the stunning handcrafted outdoor furniture created by local artist - Dave Taylor. Also see the most eclectic array of antique collectables imaginable. A must see!!Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Lake Tekapo, Lake Tekapo, Mackenzie District, Canterbury Region, South IslandAmazing lake - a very important part of the McKenzie Country hydro power scheme.Stop At: Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo, Mackenzie District, Canterbury Region, South IslandStand-by to me amazed...this church is known around the world and must be seen to be believed.We'll see the McKenzie Dog statue at this stop also,Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Lake Pukaki, Canterbury Region, South IslandOMG...the pristine colours of this lake will astound...be warned - this lake is amazing.Pass By: Wanaka, Wanaka, Otago Region, South IslandCruise through this beautiful but fasdt growing village on our way to Cardrona and QueenstownStop At: Cardrona Alpine Resort, Cardrona, Otago Region, South IslandIf this is your destination we'll see you to your accommodation. We do not go up onto the ski field.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Queenstown Mall, Queenstown, Otago Region, South IslandOver the Crown Range (weather/snow permitting) or through the Kawarau Gorge we'll head now to Queenstown, parting company at your accommodation.Duration: 15 minutes

$792.90 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private & Exclusive One-Way Transfer Christchurch to Queenstown

Around 10 hours drive (including stops) from Christchurch will take you to the most bustling city of South Island, Queenstown. • Pick-up from your hotel/ apartment or preferred location in Christchurch. • Stretch legs at the picturesque little town of Fairlie. • Visit the heart of Mackenzie Country, the captivating Lake Tekapo. • Visit the Church of Good Shepherd & the well-recognized statue of sheepdog. • Take a drive to Lake Pukaki, another long large jewel in the Mackenzie Basin & capture the stunning views of Mt Cook. • Drive through Lindis Pass offering mountain & tussock grassland scenery. • One last time stretch legs at the fruit-growing region of Cromwell situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Dunstan, before you reach your destination. • Drive through beautiful vineyards of Otago Region. • Drop-off to your hotel/ apartment or preferred location in Queenstown.

$186.16 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Tour Christchurch to Queenstown via Mount Cook & Tekapo Including Lunch

Around 12 hrs drive including stops from Christchurch will take you to the most bustling city of South Island, Queenstown. • Pick-up from your hotel or apartment in Christchurch. • Drive through Ashburton & take the scenic drive via Geraldine. • Stretch legs at the picturesque little town of Fairlie. • Visit the heart of Mackenzie Country, the captivating Lake Tekapo. Visit the Church of Good Shepherd & the well-recognized statue of sheepdog. • Drive to Mt. John Observatory for unbeatable views of alpine landscapes. • Take a drive to Lake Pukaki, another long large jewel in the Mackenzie Basin; before you head to the majestic Mount Cook. • Enjoy a scrumptious buffet lunch at Hermitage Hotel. • Time to explore the walks around Mt. Cook or enjoy a scenic flight with glacier landing (at own expense). • Drive through Lindis Pass offering mountain & tussock grassland scenery. • One last time stretch legs at the fruit-growing region of Cromwell situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Dunstan, before you reach your destination. • Drive through beautiful vineyards of Otago Region. • Drop-off at your hotel or apartment in Queenstown.