2 Day Tekapo Stargazing Tour

Stars and mountains flourish in this superb 2-day tour. Take in the unbelievable turquoise waters of Lakes Pukaki and Tekapo and enjoy the spectacle that is Mt Cook. Experience the exciting nocturnal world of astronomy during an observatory tour at Lake Tekapo - all this before reaching the "Garden City" of Christchurch.

 

2 Day Tekapo Stargazing Tour

Visiting two of the South Islands "hot spots", this short 2 day tour will certainly get your visual senses going.

 

Tour Type:

Independent Tours

From:

Queenstown to Christchurch

Departs:

Daily

Duration:

2 Days

Tour Code:

2TE

 

Regions Visited

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Tekapo Queenstown Christchurch Mt Cook

 

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 - QUEENSTOWN / MT COOK / TEKAPO

Travel north through the historic gold mining region of the rugged Kawarau River Gorge and past Cromwell, famed for fruit growing. Continue through the high country landscape of the Mackenzie Basin arriving at Mt Cook Village, where you can gaze up at the 3,724 spectacle of Aoraki / Mt Cook. It’s a short distance to 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 with us 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 - TEKAPO / CHRISTCHURCH

This morning is free at leisure in Lake Tekapo to enjoy this beautiful area. Perhaps a short walk to the Church of the Good Shepherd. After departing Tekapo, enjoy travelling through the townships of Fairlie and Geraldine before travelling over the Canterbury Plains and into the “Garden City” of Christchurch.