Tours & activities by Air New Zealand from Viator

  • Location: Mount Cook, New Zealand
  • Duration: 4 hours 50 minutes (approx.)
From NZD 154.00

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Sit back and relax on this one-way tour from Mount Cook to Christchurch. Travel down the western side of Lake Pukaki and see the breathtaking views of this alpine region of New Zealand's South Island.
Take a scenic half-day tour from spectacular Mount Cook to Christchurch. Depart from Mount Cook village in the afternoon, and travel down the western side of Lake Pukaki at the foot of New Zealand's tallest mountain Mount Cook. Continue onto Lake Tekapo and admire the views of this alpine region (mountains and glacier lakes) as you head towards the stunning, glacial-fed Lake Tekapo. Visit the famous Church of the Good Shepherd standing in picturesque solitude on the foreshores.

Then continue across the historic Burkes Pass and onto the small farming township of Geraldine for an afternoon tea break (at own expense). Leaving Geraldine and its rolling green valleys, travel through the rich pastoral farmland of the Canterbury Plains before arriving in 'The Garden City', Christchurch, this evening, where you will be transferred to your hotel.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Tour departs from the Hermitage Hotel at Mount Cook Village
Departure Time:
4 hours 50 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:
Concludes at Outside Bus Interchange on 72 Lichfield St, Near Colombo Street
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Mount Cook to Christchurch Tour

Mt Cook to Christchurch - Southern Alps Road

  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Janet C, July 2010

The scenery was stunning, but made all the more so, by the comfort and height of vision from the coach, and the amusing anecdotes, interesting commentary, and singing yes singing of the coach driver. The best way to do the journey with plenty of opportunity to take photos, stretch legs at the best possible places en route, and even a drop off at my hotel door in Christchurch.

Reviewed by: Ahmad T, October 2016

Satisfied and good driver.