Mount Cook Lake Tekapo & Tasman Glacier (small Group Tour Including Lunch)

Travel in a small group from Christchurch, on a day trip to Aoraki Mount Cook – the tallest mountain in New Zealand. Visit the picturesque Church of Good Shepherd on the shores of Lake Tekapo and admire stunning alpine views from turquoise colored Lake Pukaki. Savor a scrumptious buffet lunch at the Hermitage Hotel and enjoy a scenic walk in Mt. Cook National Park to see the Tasman Glacier. Visit the Alpine Lavender farm in a pristine environment of crystal clear skies; snow capped mountains, and turquoise colored lakes of glacial melt.

Duration 12 to 13 hours
Pickup Hotel pickup available
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What's included :
  • Approximately 3 hrs of free time in Mount Cook National park.
  • Buffet Lunch(Temporarily closed due to Covid19, so a À la carte lunch can be purchased at the hotel)
  • Bottled water
  • National Park fees
  • Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel / apartment in Christchurch included
  • Transport by air-conditioned late model Mercedes Benz Minivan.
  • Entry/Admission - Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier walks
What's excluded :
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Geraldine, New Zealand

Set at the heart of the Canterbury region at the foot of the Southern Alps, Geraldine is the gateway to the lakes in the central Mackenzie Basin and the beginning of the Starlight Highway to Tekapo's world renowned UNESCO Aoraki McKenzie International Dark Sky Reserve.

Geraldine is the perfect place to stop for refreshments and break your journey.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Lake Tekapo, Lake Tekapo, Mackenzie District, Canterbury Region, South Island

Visit captivatingly turquoise Lake Tekapo, the iconic Church of Good Shepherd, and the well-recognized statue of Sheepdog.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Lake Pukaki, New Zealand

Lake Pukaki is a shimmering blue jewel set into a grand alpine playground - an iconic New Zealand landscape of high mountain peaks, glacier fed alpine lakes and golden tussocks stretched beneath an endless sky.

Sir Peter Jackson chose this part of the Southern Alps - the main divide stretching north-south the length of New Zealand's South Island - as the setting for ‘Lake-town’ in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Mackenzie District, Canterbury Region, South Island

Arrive at your final destination of Mount Cook where you'll savor a scrumptious buffet lunch at Hermitage Hotel

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier walks, Tasman Valley Road, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) New Zealand

At around 27 km long, the Tasman Glacier is the longest glacier in New Zealand.

This hike require moderate fitness and is approximately a 60 min return hike. There are good views of the Tasman Glacier and terminal lake, icebergs and the mountains at the head of the valley.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Departure Point :
Traveler pickup is offered
Centrally located Christchurch hotels, motels, apartments and airport.Airports
  • Christchurch Intl Airport, Christchurch New Zealand
  • Lyttelton Port of Christchurch, 41 Chapmans Road, Hillsborough, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
Departure Time :
7:00 AM
Return Detail :
Hotel Pickup :
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A small amount of walking is involved so wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • Approximately 3 hrs of free time in Mount Cook National Park for lunch, enjoy a scenic walk or your preferred activity. .
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults.
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • This is a small group day tour (up to 11 people)
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Government regulations strictly adhered to COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic lights). My Vaccine Pass certificates will be required for everyone taking part in any of our Tours or Transfers. People under the age of 12 years and 3 months are not required to show proof of vaccination.
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 NZSI Tours & Travel

Activity ID: V-71335P32

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