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2 Day Tekapo Starry Night Tour
Tour Type
Independent Tour
2 Days

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

Prices per person in NZD* Single Double or Twin Triple
Tourist (Motel) NZ$780 per person NZ$620 per person NZ$645 per person
Quality (Hotel) NZ$980 per person NZ$745 per person NZ$690 per person

*Prices valid for travel before 30 September 2018


HIGHLIGHTS - included in the fare
  • Lake Tekapo
  • Mt John Observatory
  • Mt Cook
  • Queenstown
Day 1: Christchurch - Lake Tekapo
Departing Christchurch, enjoy travelling through the Canterbury Plains and the pretty rural townships of Geralding and Fairlie in the MacKenzie Country before reaching the stunning shores of Lake Tekapo. This afternoon is at leisure for you to look around this beautiful area. 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.
Accommodation: Pepper Bluewater Resort or similar
Day 2: Lake Tekapo - Mt Cook - Queenstown
After a leisurely start, depart Tekapo by coach. Hugging the stunning turquoise waters of Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki you pass the Glentanner High Country Station before reaching Mt Cook Village. With time for lunch (own expense) you can 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 early evening

Optional extras that can be added to this tour

From Christchurch
Alpine Safari Day Tour
Christchurch Tramway Restaurant

From Queenstown
Milford Sound Day Tour & Cruise
Milford Mariner Overnight Cruise
Routeburn Track Day Walk

*Prices are per person and include: pick up from centrally located pre tour accommodation, transfers to / from accommodation throughout the tour and activities as specified in the itinerary. 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.
The trip was very well arranged and everyone enjoyed the time in New Zealand. We were also blessed with fine weather and just missed the storm as we left South Island. Appreciate the planning which was done very well and we will surely recommend our friends to get in contact when they want to do the same trip.
P Cheng


This tour departs daily

As this is an 'independent' styled tour, you can depart whatever day you like! (subject to availability)

What is an independent tour?
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