Queenstown to Christchurch via Mt Cook Day Tour

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.

 

Queenstown to Christchurch via Mt Cook Day Tour

 

Tour Type:

Activity

From:

Queenstown to Christchurch

Departs:

Daily

Duration:

Full day

Tour Code:

1GS

 

Regions Visited

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Queenstown Christchurch Mt Cook

 

Tour Inclusions

  • 5 star coach travel
  • Complimentary hotel pick up / drop off available (at selected properties)
  • Informative commentary
  • Mt Cook National Park

Pricing

Season

Optional

Adult

Child

 

1 October 2018 - 30 September 2019

Excluding lunch $264 NZD $132 NZD Enquire

1 October 2018 - 30 September 2019

Including lunch $297 NZD $149 NZD Enquire

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).

Itinerary

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.