- Canterbury Plains
- Lakes Tekapo & Pukaki
- Mount Cook National Park
- Mount Cook - NZ's highest peak
- Hydro Electric Power Schemes
- Lindis Pass
- Cromwell Orchards
Depart Christchurch with Great Sights travelling south through the villages of Ashburton and Geraldine before a brief stop at Tekapo. Hugging the stunning turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo and Pukaki you pass the Glentanner High Country Station before reaching Mount Cook Village. With time for lunch (own expense) you can enjoy the beautiful mountain and glacier views or one of the many short walks this area has to offer. Travel further south into the Mackenzie Country, passing through Omarama and Cromwell townships before reaching stunning Queenstown early evening.
2015 Price: NZ$280 per adult & NZ$140 per child (2-12 years)
2014/2015 Price: NZ$280 per adult & NZ$140 per child (2-12 years)
Tour Duration: 1
Start From: Christchurch - departs daily at 7.30am - arriving at 6.30pm
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Our journey to Mount Cook travels across the Canterbury Plains through Geraldine, Fairlie and Lake Tekapo. From Tekapo optional scenic flights are available over the glaciers and Mt Cook.
After lunch (own expense), we leave Mount Cook bound for Queenstown passing on the way the many hydro electric power schemes of the McKenzie Basin. A short stop for afternoon tea (not included) at Omarama and then it's through the tussock clad hills of the Lindis Pass to Cromwell, a major stone-fruit producing region. From here we travel through the craggy Kawarau Gorge, past the famous Bungy Jump bridge and on to Queenstown overlooking beautiful Lake Wakatipu.
Refreshment stops are at Omarama & Geraldine. Lunch stop is at Mt Cook Village.
Informative commentaries throughout the journey. Great Sights coaches are 5 star and offer reclining seats, air conditioning and an on board toilet.
The coach can only offer a pick up service from the following Christchurch hotels / motels:
Camelot Motor Lodge
Chateau on the Park
Heartland Hotel Cotswold
Copthorne Commodore Hotel
Camelot Motor Lodge
Reporting time is 15 minutes prior to coach departure time. Ensure you make yourself clearly visible to the coach driver at intermediate stops.
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