Queenstown to Christchurch via Mt Cook Day Tour

Leaving Queenstown, travel north through the historic gold mining region of the rugged Kawarau Gorge, enjoy visiting Mt Cook Village and stunning water of Lake Pukaki & Tekapo before reaching the "Garden City" of christchurch.

The road to Mt Cook


Queenstown to Christchurch via Mt Cook Day Tour


Tour Type:

Day Tour


Queenstown to Christchurch




Full day

Tour Code:



Regions Visited

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Queenstown Christchurch Mt Cook


Tour Inclusions

  • Complimentary pick up / drop off from selected accommodation
  • 5 star coach travel
  • Informative commentary
  • Mt Cook National Park







1 October 2019 - 30 September 2020

Excluding lunch $290 NZD $145 NZD Enquire

1 October 2019 - 30 September 2020

Including lunch $326 NZD $163 NZD Enquire

Prices are per person and in New Zealand Dollars.

Departure:  Tour departs at 7.30am, arrives Christchurch 7.20pm.​

Children:  Child (2 - 12 years).


Leaving Queenstown we travel north through the historic gold mining region of the rugged Kawarau Gorge to the fruit growing region of Cromwell. Skirting the shores of Lake Dunstan, created by the mighty Clyde hydro dam, we pass through the golden tussock country of the Lindis Pass to Omarama, our refreshment stop.

Across the McKenzie Country, notable for the extensive hydro electric power development in the area, we then follow the shores of Lake Pukaki to the Mount Cook National Park. We enter the amazing Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park, home to New Zealand's highest mountain, where there is time to stop for lunch and a chance to enjoy the amazing alpine scenery. According to Māori legend, the boy Aoraki and his brothers once hit a reef in their canoe. When they climbed to the higher side of the tilting vessel, the cold south wind froze them, turning them into stone. Aoraki and family now form the Southern Alps, which you will see in all their glory on this tour.

During your stop at Mount Cook Village, choose to enjoy a delicious lunch (optional extra) at the famous Hermitage Hotel. Also on offer is the chance to take a scenic flight over this spectacular region (additional cost, weather permitting).

In the afternoon, travel past Lake Pukaki to Lake Tekapo, where you can view the solitary Church of the Good Shepherd against the backdrop of this vivid blue glacier-fed lake. We then continue through the diverse farmland of the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch, the Garden City.