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Christchurch to Queenstown Coach via Mt Cook
Departing Christchurch you travel 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.

Tour Price: NZ$287 per adult & NZ$143 per child (2-12 years) (Prices valid until 30 September 2016)
Trip Type: Scheduled Coach Service
Tour Duration: Full Day (one way)
Start From: Christchurch - departs daily at 7.30am - arriving Queenstown at 6.30pm

HIGHLIGHTS - included in the fare
  • Canterbury Plains
  • Lakes Tekapo & Pukaki
  • Mount Cook National Park
  • Mount Cook - NZ's highest peak
  • Hydro Electric Power Schemes
  • Lindis Pass
  • Cromwell Orchards
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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 onto Queenstown overlooking beautiful Lake Wakatipu. Refreshment stops are at Geraldine & Omarama. 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.

Main coach departure point: Lichfield Street Bus Exchnage, Platform L.
The coach can only offer a pick up service from the following Christchurch hotels / motels:

Camelot Motor Lodge
Chateau on the Park
Pavilions Hotel
George Hotel
Ibis Hotel
Novotel Hotel
Rydges Latimer Hotel
Heartland Hotel Cotswold
Rendezvous Hotel
Quest Apartments
Ashley Hotel
Hotel 115
Breakfree on Cashel
Ramada Suites
Heritage Hotel
Bella Vista Motel

Sudima Hotel (near the airport)
Commodore Hotel (near the airport

Reporting time is 15 minutes prior to coach departure time. Ensure you make yourself clearly visible to the coach driver at intermediate stops.