2 Day Tekapo Starry Night Tour

Stars and mountains flourish in this superb 2-day tour. Experience the exciting nocturnal world of astronomy during an observatory tour, take in the unbelievable turquoise waters of Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki and enjoy the spectacle that is Mt Cook - all this before reaching New Zealand's premier resort town of Queenstown.

2 Day Tekapo Starry Night Tour

Board the Coastal Pacific train for your journey along the rugged coastline to Kaikoura - keep a eye out the picturesque windows for seals sunbathing on the coastal rocks. Spend one night in Kaikoura and enjoy a Whalewatch Cruise before heading across the Cook Strait aboard the Interislander ferry, described as "one of the most beautiful ferry rides in the world"!

 

Tour Type:

Independent Tours

From:

Christchurch to Queenstown

Departs:

Daily

Duration:

2 Days

Tour Code:

2TE

 

Regions Visited

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Tekapo Mt Cook Queenstown

 

Tour Inclusions

  • All transport & transfers
  • 1 night accommodation
  • Superior accommodation includes breakfast
  • Mt John Observatory Tour

Prices for the period 1st October 2018 to 30th September 2020

Accommodation

Standard

Superior

 
Twin/Double $624 NZD $768 NZD Enquire
Triple $675 NZD $717 NZD Enquire
Single $734 NZD $980 NZD Enquire

Prices are per person and in New Zealand Dollars.

 

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 / LAKE TEKAPO

Departing Christchurch, enjoy travelling through the Canterbury Plains and the pretty rural townships of Geraldine and Fairlie in the MacKenzie Country before reaching the stunning shores of Lake Tekapo. This evening enjoy a stargazing tour to Mt John observatory. See the wonders of the southern night sky, and experience the thrill of peering through powerful telescopes. When the stars are hidden from view, take a journey to discover the nocturnal world of an astronomer and see a range of research equipment not open to the general public and experience the working environment of an astronomer.

Stay: Tekapo

DAY 2 - LAKE TEKAPO / MT COOK / QUEENSTOWN

Hugging the stunning turquoise waters of Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki you pass the Glentanner High Country Station before reaching Mt Cook Village. Enjoy the beautiful mountain and glacier views or one of the many short walks this area has to offer. Travel further south passing through Omarama and the fruit growing township of Cromwell before reaching stunning Queenstown.