Mount Cook & Lake Tekapo Day Tour from Christchurch

Mount Cook & Lake Tekapo Day Tour from Christchurch

From US$ 123.16 per person

Enjoy a small-group day tour to Aoraki Mount Cook. Visit the picturesque Church of Good Shepherd on the shores of the stunning turquoise Lake Tekapo, and enjoy a scenic walk to see the Tasman Glacier.

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Duration 13 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup and drop off is offered from your preferred location in central Christchurch.
Small group
Limited to 11 participants


  • Enjoy a day trip from Christchurch to discover incredible glaciers, lakes and rivers
  • Sample award-winning cheese at a local cheese factory in Geraldine
  • Take a stroll in the Alpine Lavender Farm (December-March)
  • Admire Lake Pukaki, the largest lake in Mackenzie region, and stunning alpine scenery
  • Capture some beautiful moments during a stop at Lupin fields (November-January)
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Experience dramatic glacier lakes, snow-capped mountains, and beautiful alpine walks on a small-group day trip from Christchurch. After pick-up from your hotel, journey to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, located a 4 hours' drive through spectacular and breathtaking landscapes.

Visit the historic town of Geraldine. Then discover the heart of Mackenzie Country, the captivatingly turquoise Lake Tekapo, the iconic Church of Good Shepherd, and the well-recognized statue of Sheepdog. Travel through Lake Pukaki and admire stunning views of Mt. Cook from a distance. Enjoy a short scenic hike in the National Park to view the 23.5kms long Tasman Glacier which is the longest glacier in New Zealand. On your return journey, visit the Alpine Lavender Farm and capture some beautiful moments in the pristine environment.

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transport in a luxurious van (2017 or late model Mercedes Benz)
  • Small-group tour
  • Professional guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottle Water
  • National Park fees
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years and 3 months old must present proof of full vaccination

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A small amount of walking is involved
  • Note that the pick-up time may be earlier than the tour start time
  • Tour requires a minimum of 4 participants to operate; 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 date or a full refund
  • You will have approximately 3 hours of free time in Mount Cook to savor lunch and enjoy a scenic walk in the National Park
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 77 reviews

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A great day, where you see some of the most amazing natural features New Zealand has to offer. Highly recommend this tour if you would like to see amazing lakes, jaw dropping mountain scapes, including Aoraki/Mount Cook, and a rare view of a receding glacier. Stopover points, including Barker's of Geraldine and The Hermitage Hotel, offered a wide range of delicious treats, providing an ideal location for morning tea and lunch. Our tour guide was informative, approachable and safe. This tour should be on everyone's bucket list. A memorable day on the South Island Aotearoa/New Zealand.

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August 17, 2022

Anujk was a great guide! He shared lots of information about Christchurch and Mt Cook/ Lake Tekapo during the trip and we learnt a lot from his sharing. Anujk accompanied us for a short walk to see the ice bergs from the Tasman Glacier. We were lucky to have good weather and could get unobstructed sights for most of our stop points. While lunch is not provided, we got a stop at Geraldine and Hermitage to have some food. Definitely recommend!

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August 13, 2022

We had a fantastic time. Anujk was a very informative and experienced tour guide. We were provided with snacks and water. Anujk made sure to made us feel welcome and attended to. The mountains and lakes were absolutely breathtaking and there was snow and ice in winter which is a special sight in New Zealand. Everything looked picture perfect when we went. The hike to see Tasman Glacier was not too difficult albeit a tad slippery when descending, and the view at the top was very pretty. We recommended bringing warm gloves and shoes with good traction. Overall we really enjoyed our day with Anujk and we recommend this trip.

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July 25, 2021

Product ID: 179834