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Mount Cook Tour including Lunch - Tour from Christchurch

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Key Highlights

  • Marvel at New Zealand's largest glaciers and one of the highest peaks in Australasia- Mount Cook
  • Revel in the sight of the intense blue waters of Lake Tekapo
  • Spectacular views of the Southern Alps mountain range
  • Visit one of the most photographed places in New Zealand- The Church of the Good Shepherd
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    5.5 hours

    Start time


    Meeting Point

    Your Central Christchurch accommodation.
    (Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
    Alternate Departure Point: 182 Armagh Street (outside the InterCity Travel Centre), Christchurch.

    Ending Point

    You will be dropped back at your Central Christchurch accommodation.

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Experience the jaw-dropping beauty of Mount Cook / Aoraki National Park from Christchurch.

    Spend an enchanting day in this rugged land with its soaring peaks, glaciers and permanent snow fields, where each view is more spectacular than the one before. See Mt. Cook, New Zealand’s tallest mountain, where Sir Edmund Hillary honed his climbing skills in preparation for Everest assault.

    View the deep turquoise blue waters of Lake Tekapo and experience the serenity of the Church of the Good Shepherd in its lonely lakeside location, while you enjoy the views of the spectacular Southern Alps mountain range.


    For your thrilling Mount Cook Tour from Christchurch you will be picked up from your Christchurch accommodation in the morning at a time pre-arranged with the local isango partner. Your friendly driver/guide will provide an informative commentary during the day.

    Leaving Christchurch, you will travel by road to Mount Cook/Aoraki - Australasia's highest mountain. The next stop will be at Lake Tekapo. This lake is famous for the amazing turquoise blue colour of its waters. The intense colour is caused by the sunlight reflecting off particles of suspended rock dust.

    On the lake shore you will see the solitary Church of the Good Shepherd, built in 1935 to commemorate the pioneers of the Mackenzie Country. Nearby is the bronze statue of a sheepdog, a tribute to the dogs that make the grazing of this mountain country possible. You can enjoy magnificent panoramas of the spectacular Southern Alps mountain range from the church.

    You will then continue along the mesmerizing Tasman River before arriving at Mt. Cook village, located at the foot of Mt. Cook, where your tour will conclude.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation in a comfortable coach
    • English-speaking driver/guide
    • Lunch
    • Scenic coach tour from Christchurch to Mount Cook


    • Alcoholic beverages
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

    Children 0-2 years free of charge if not occupying a seat.

    Headsets: Spanish headsets are provided free of charge however they do need to be requested at time of booking.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

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