2 Day Mount Cook National Park Tour
Visit New Zealand's highest mountain on this overnight tour to the Mt Cook National Park. See the beautiful glistening waters of Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki, take a boat trip on the Tasman Glacier Lake and touch an iceberg for yourself (seasonal & additional cost) or simply enjoy one of the many short walks available in this area.
|Christchurch to Christchurch|
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- All transport & transfers
- 1 night accommodation
- Superior accommodation includes breakfast
NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE
Expenses of a personal nature such as meals (except where stated in the itinerary), beverages, travel insurance, laundry and optional sightseeing are not included in the tour cost.
TOUR TYPE - INDEPENDENT TOUR
Independent Tours are not escorted group tours - they are for independent travellers. What this means is that it is not the same group of people travelling on their own coach with a tour leader/escort looking after you. You are travelling independently. However, you are picked up and dropped off at your accommodation each morning and evening and interesting commentary is provided on many sectors.
Day By Day Itinerary
DAY 1 - CHRISTCHURCH / MT COOK
Travel south then west across the Canterbury Plains to the foothills of the Southern Alps. We pass through the rural towns of Geraldine and Fairlie before arriving at Lake Tekapo, the first of two glacial lakes we will see today. Time is available to see the Church of the Good Shepherd and to have a brief stop in the village before leaving for Mount Cook. Take an optional scenic flight to view the glaciers and Mount Cook from above. At Pukaki, we leave the main road and follow the shore of Lake Pukaki, past Glentanner High Country Station to the alpine resort of Mount Cook, nestled amongst the majestic Southern Alps. This afternoon is free at leisure, perhaps take a boat trip on the Tasman Glacier Lake and touch an iceberg for yourself (seasonal & additional cost) or visit the Mount Cook National Park Headquarters and learn about the interesting flora and fauna.
Stay: Mt Cook
DAY 2 - MT COOK / CHRISTCHURCH
Time is available this morning to enjoy some of the following activities: guided glacier tour, ski plane flight or enjoy one of the many alpine walks available in the park. We are happy to include optional activities into your itinerary. This afternoon board your coach bound for Christchurch, arriving back into the Garden City in the evening.