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Aoraki Mt Cook Full Day Tour from Christchurch / Lunch / Dark Sky Exp + return

This tour takes in the Canterbury Plains, Geraldine, Fairlie, Burkes Pass, Three Creeks, Lake Tekapo and features the NEW Dark Sky Experience. Lunch is included.

UPDATE: Dark Sky Experience:

Due to Covid-19 this facility is closed until further notice. Instead, an alternative visit to the renowned Sir Edmond Hillary Alpine Centre and 3D audio visual theatre will be substituted.

This is your tour. Unlike a bus tour your knowledgeable and professional driver/guide will do everything he can to make this tour a 'memory you will never forget'. He will stop at all the best vantage points and share the interesting history and facts of this beautiful region.

Licensed tour operator, advanced driver trained and with outstanding client're guaranteed "every moment a great memory". Promise!!

**** More than 4/5 people in your group? Larger groups by arrangement - ask for a quote.****

***** Proud Member: ProGuidesNZ

per adult from




10 to 12 hours


Hotel pickup available


Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Complimentary light refreshments provided enroute.
    • Lunch
    • NEW Night Sky Experience - Lake Tekapo - ??? Check Covid-19 Updates
    • Entry/Admission - Barker's Foodstore & Eatery
    • Entry/Admission - Three Creeks
    • Entry/Admission - Lake Pukaki
    • Entry/Admission - Lake Tekapo
    What's excluded :
    • Entry/Admission - Aoraki Mount Cook Adventure Centre
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Christchurch Cathedral, Cathedral Square, Christchurch New Zealand

    Let us meet you at your accommodation - departure time 8:30 am

    Stop At: Barker's Foodstore & Eatery, 71 Talbot Street, Geraldine 7930, New Zealand

    "Must See!!"

    Barker’s of Geraldine is still on a corner of the original family farm, 8km from the South Canterbury town of Geraldine. The farm sits in the lea of the Four Peaks mountain range, beside the Te Moana River and surrounded by rolling pastures.

    The farm is now a thriving business, making world class jams, chutneys, syrups and condiments. Barker’s supports the local community employing around 200 local people, and always buys local produce whenever possible.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Fairlie, Fairlie, Mackenzie District, Canterbury Region, South Island

    Internationally renowned Fairlie Bake-house.

    From fresh, cream filled donuts, home-made bread, muffins or rich, flaky bee-stings there is sure to be something to tempt the taste buds and be enjoyed with our barista-made coffee. We also cater for a range of dietary needs including gluten free or vegetarian.
    Rest assured, our regular supply of famous pies are always on the menu

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Three Creeks, 2119 Fairlie-Tekapo Road, Burkes Pass 7987 New Zealand

    Be amazed at the craftsmanship of this hand made outdoor furniture.

    Three Creeks in Burkes Pass offers an interesting shopping experience in the heart of the MacKenzie Country.

    Housed in a General Store, 1950s Service Station, Blacksmith Shop and Trading Store, the shops at Three Creeks provide a wealth of art works, crafts, giftware, retro collectibles, wooden furniture, and much more.

    Plus there’s a Retro Coffee Caravan. A must do!

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Lake Pukaki, New Zealand

    Wonder at the pristine colours of Lake Pukaki - a-maze-ing!

    Visit a Salomon Farm maybe.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Aoraki Mount Cook Adventure Centre, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) New Zealand

    Home of The Hermitage Hotel and the Sir Edmond Hillary Alpine Centre.

    Discover the history of this iconic region. A tribute to Sir Edmund Hillary, humanitarian, ambassador and one of the world's greatest explorers, the centre showcases the Aoraki Mount Cook region, its people and its place in the universe. (own cost)

    In the foyer of the theatre you'll find our museum showcasing the history of the Mount Cook region through transport, climbing, The Hermitage Hotel and pioneer extraordinaire, Sir Edmund Hillary himself.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Lake Tekapo 7945 New Zealand

    A most stunning lake - an integral part of the hydro power scheme so famous in this area.

    Visit the iconic Church of the Good Shepherd and McKenzie Dog Statue

    See the Tekapo Military Camp where it can get down to -15 deg during winter.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Christchurch Cathedral, Cathedral Square, Christchurch New Zealand

    Return you to your Christchurch accommodation stopping as necessary, one last time, at all those amazing photo spots

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We'll pick you up from your Christchurch accommodation. Airport Meet and Greet by arrangement **** More than 4/5 people in your group? Larger groups by arrangement - ask for a quote.****Airports
    • Christchurch Intl Airport, Christchurch New Zealand
    • Lyttelton
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Service animals allowed
    • Stroller accessible
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Christchurch Taxi Tours and Transfers

Activity ID: V-70293P39

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