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Bright turquoise Lake Pukaki is one of the most beautiful—and most photographed—bodies of water in New Zealand. Many travelers make a quick stop by the lake en route to Mt. Cook, New Zealand’s tallest mountain, but it’s worth spending a bit more time there to hike, bike, or just savor the views.

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Mount Cook, Lake Tekapo & Tasman Glacier(Small Group Day Tour From Christchurch)
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Mount Cook, Lake Tekapo & Tasman Glacier(Small Group Day Tour From Christchurch)

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Mount Cook (Aoraki) is the highest mountain in New Zealand at 12,218 feet (3,724 meters) and lies surrounded by some of the South Island’s most stunning natural landscapes. On this tour, enjoy magnificent views of Mount Cook, Lake Tekapo, and Lake Pukaki; pose for photos amid fields of lavender (summer season only); and hike through the Mount Cook National Park to see the Tasman Glacier.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$145.04
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Mt Cook Small Group Tour from Queenstown with Optional Activities

Mt Cook Small Group Tour from Queenstown with Optional Activities

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Take a break from the hectic Queenstown streets with this trip into the mighty Southern Alps. Spend the day at Mount Cook Village, nestled in the shadow of Aoraki Mount Cook, New Zealand’s tallest mountain. Enjoy free reign to set your own schedule, whether it’s hiking around the Alps, speeding around in jet boats or learning more about the mountains at Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Center.
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  • 12 hours
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$131.19
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Mt Cook & Hooker Valley Hike Small Group Tour from Queenstown

Mt Cook & Hooker Valley Hike Small Group Tour from Queenstown

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While the destinations you will be visiting are truly spectacular, we at Cheeky Kiwi Travel believe it is our small groups, our guides, the journey and the little details that set our tours well apart. Secret stops, wildlife viewings, specially designed vehicles, complementary refreshments and many other pleasant surprises ensure our tours are an experience to remember. Mt Cook & Hooker Valley Hike Tour, this small group, fully-guided day trip combines all of the key highlights in the area with the famous Hooker Valley Hike. Led by our famously passionate tour guides, notorious for bringing your journey to life by sharing their stories and rich background knowledge and run in modern, comfortable minibuses packed with extras ensuring your comfort and safety.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$131.19
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Queenstown to Christchurch Via Mt Cook & Lake Tekapo Small Group Tour
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Queenstown to Christchurch Via Mt Cook & Lake Tekapo Small Group Tour

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Queenstown to Christchurch via Mt Cook, this small group, fully-guided tour combines two of the most stunning locations in the South Island with the time and options to enjoy the activities, unlike other tours. Highlights: • Mt Cook & Aoraki National Park • Lake Tekapo & Lake Pukaki • Church of the Good Shepherd, Lindis Pass and the Southern Alps • Free time for activities & walks Led by our famously passionate tour guides, notorious for bringing your journey to life by sharing their stories and rich background knowledge and run in modern, comfortable minibuses packed with extras ensuring your comfort and safety. While the destinations you will be visiting are truly spectacular, we at Cheeky Kiwi Travel believe it is our small groups, our guides, the journey and the little details that set our tours well apart. Secret stops, wildlife viewings, specially designed vehicles, complementary refreshments and many other pleasant surprises ensure our tours are an experience to remember.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$230.74
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Mt Cook Tour & Ultimate Alpine Experience Combo from Queenstown
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Mt Cook Tour & Ultimate Alpine Experience Combo from Queenstown

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Mt Cook Tour & Ultimate Alpine Experience, this small group, fully guided day trip combines all of the key highlights of Mt Cook with scenic flights in a helicopter and a ski plane including a Tasman Glacier landing plus free time to do other optional activities of your choice. Led by our famously passionate tour guides, notorious for bringing your journey to life by sharing their stories and rich background knowledge, and run in modern, comfortable minibuses packed with extras ensuring your comfort and safety. While the destinations you will be visiting are truly spectacular, we at Cheeky Kiwi Travel believe it is our small groups, our guides, the journey and the little details that set our tours well apart. Secret stops, wildlife viewings, specially designed vehicles, complementary refreshments and many other pleasant surprises ensure our tours are an experience to remember.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$394.90
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$394.90

Mt Cook and Lake Tekapo 2 Day Small Group Tour from Queenstown

Mt Cook and Lake Tekapo 2 Day Small Group Tour from Queenstown

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See the best of Lake Tekapo and Aoraki Mt. Cook the easy way on this two-day guided tour. Travelers short on time don’t have to miss out on seeing two of the South Island’s most beautiful sights. Spend day one traveling between Queenstown and Tekapo, stopping at Aoraki Mt. Cook on the way. Return to Queenstown on day two, leaving plenty of time for short walks and spectacular views.
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  • 2 days
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Mt Cook, Tekapo & Tasman Glacier Day Tour From Christchurch (Small Group)

Mt Cook, Tekapo & Tasman Glacier Day Tour From Christchurch (Small Group)

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Escape the Garden City for a day trip that’ll blow your socks off! Our Mt Cook, Tekapo and Tasman Glacier Day Tour from Christchurch allows you to adventure through the best of the Mackenzie Country, without any of the admin. We want you to SEE MORE, DO MORE and SPEND LESS! You’ll travel in a carbon-neutral vehicle that doesn’t skimp on modern needs (think full air-conditioning, USB chargers and WiFi!) whilst exploring Lake Tekapo, Lake Pukaki, the Ben Ohau Range and the sites from Lord of the Rings. We know all of this adventuring will make you hungry, so we’ve included lunch at the historic Hermitage Hotel. Don’t let the jaw-dropping views distract you from your epic local eats! We’ll head back to where we began in Christchurch after a day of seeing the best of the best, allowing you to continue off on your adventures, wherever they may take you! Get amongst this 100% Kiwi As experience - we can’t wait to have you on board.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$164.16
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Mt Cook Tour & Heli Hike Combo from Queenstown

Mt Cook Tour & Heli Hike Combo from Queenstown

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While in the Southern Alps, don’t miss the chance to experience the views from not one but two scenic helicopter flights. Be amazed by the views of Aoraki Mt. Cook and the Tasman Glacier, then set foot on the glacier for a hike with a difference. Guides will accompany you the whole way and tell you about the natural and cultural significance of the places you visit.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$510.93
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Christchurch to Queenstown via Tekapo & Mt Cook Small Group Tour

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Christchurch to Queenstown via Tekapo & Mt Cook Small Group Tour

This small group, fully-guided day trip combines all of the key highlights in the area with the famous Lake Tekapo, Mt Cook National Park and Tasman Glacier. The ultimate way to get from Christchurch to Queenstown. Led by our famously passionate tour guides, notorious for bringing your journey to life by sharing their stories and rich background knowledge and run in modern, comfortable minibuses packed with extras ensuring your comfort and safety. Highlights: Lake Tekapo, Church of the Good Shepard Mt Cook & Aoraki National Park Tasman Glacier, Lake Pukaki Lindis Pass, Kawarau Gorge While the destinations you will be visiting are truly spectacular, we at Cheeky Kiwi Travel believe it is our small groups, our guides, the journey and the little details that set our tours well apart. Secret stops, wildlife viewings, specially designed vehicles, complementary refreshments and many other pleasant surprises ensure our tours are an experience to remember.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full-Day Tour To Queenstown Via Mt Cook and Tasman Glacier from Christchurch

Full-Day Tour To Queenstown Via Mt Cook and Tasman Glacier from Christchurch

Escape the Garden City for a day trip that’ll blow your socks off! Our Full-Day Queenstown, Mt Cook and Tasman Glacier from Christchurch Tour allows you to adventure through the best of the Mackenzie Country, without any of the admin. We want you to SEE MORE, DO MORE and SPEND LESS! You’ll travel in a carbon-neutral vehicle that doesn’t skimp on modern needs (think full air-conditioning, USB chargers and WiFi!) whilst exploring Lake Tekapo, Lake Pukaki, the Ben Ohau Range and the sites from Lord of the Rings. We know all of this adventuring will make you hungry, so we’ve included lunch at the historic Hermitage Hotel. Don’t let the jaw-dropping views distract you from your epic local eats! We’ll finish off in Queenstown, allowing you to continue off on your adventures, wherever they may take you! Get amongst this 100% Kiwi As experience - we can’t wait to have you on board.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$230.08
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Mt Cook Tour and Sky Dive Combo from Queenstown

Mt Cook Tour and Sky Dive Combo from Queenstown

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While the destinations you will be visiting are truly spectacular, we at Cheeky Kiwi Travel believe it is our small groups, our guides, the journey and the little details that set our tours well apart. Secret stops, wildlife viewings, specially designed vehicles, complementary refreshments and many other pleasant surprises ensure our tours are an experience to remember. Mt Cook Tour & Sky Dive Combo, this small group, fully guided day trip combines all of the key highlights of Mt Cook with an epic sky dive over the area and free time to do other optional activities of your choice. Led by our famously passionate tour guides, notorious for bringing your journey to life by sharing their stories and rich background knowledge, and run in modern, comfortable minibuses packed with extras ensuring your comfort and safety.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$319.74
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Christchurch to Mt Cook via Lake Tekapo Half-Day Tour (One-Way)
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Christchurch to Mt Cook via Lake Tekapo Half-Day Tour (One-Way)

Christchurch to Mt Cook via Lake Tekapo Small Group Tour (1 way). This small group, fully-guided day transfer allows you to travel in style to Mt Cook while seeing all the key highlight along the way. Led by our famously passionate tour guides, notorious for bringing your journey to life by sharing their stories and rich background knowledge and run in modern, comfortable minibuses packed with extras ensuring your comfort and safety. While the destinations you will be visiting are truly spectacular, we believe it is our small groups, our guides, the journey and the little details that set our tours well apart. Secret stops, wildlife viewings, specially designed vehicles and many other pleasant surprises ensure our tours are an experience to remember.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Mt Cook to Christchurch via Lake Tekapo Small Group Tour 1 way

Mt Cook to Christchurch via Lake Tekapo Small Group Tour 1 way

Mt Cook to Christchurch Small Group Tour Via Lake Tekapo (1 way), this small group, fully-guided transfer means you can travel in style while seeing all the key highlights along the way. Led by our famously passionate tour guides, notorious for bringing your journey to life by sharing their stories and rich background knowledge and run in modern, comfortable minibuses packed with extras ensuring your comfort and safety. Highlights: Mt Cook & Aoraki National Park Lake Tekapo & Lake Pukaki Church of the Good Shepherd While the destinations you will be visiting are truly spectacular, we believe it is our small groups, our guides, the journey and the little details that set our tours well apart. Secret stops, wildlife viewings, specially designed vehicles, complimentary refreshments and many other pleasant surprises ensure our tours are an experience to remember.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Tour of Mount Cook from Queenstown
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Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Tour of Mount Cook from Queenstown

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If you’re short on time but want to see the most impressive landscapes of the Southern Alps, this twelve-hour group guided tour packs in the best. Starting in Queenstown, you’ll travel over the Lindis Pass into Canterbury and onward to dazzling Lake Pukaki and Mt. Cook Village. Enjoy views of New Zealand’s highest mountain and spend free time exploring the village of the same name.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Mount Cook Alpine Explorer Helicopter Flight

Mount Cook Alpine Explorer Helicopter Flight

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Experience a 35-minute scenic helicopter flight above the magnificent alpine landscape of Aoraki/Mt Cook and its surrounding peaks, and make a snow landing atop Richardson Glacier. You’ll soar above steep ridges and rise over a mountain pass that affords aerial views of the Ben Ohau Range. Step out and play in the snow before enjoying more expansive views down the Tasman Valley. Pilot narration on the sights is included.
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  • 35 minutes
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5-Day South Island Tour from Christchurch

5-Day South Island Tour from Christchurch

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See the top sights of the spectacular South Island on a 5-day guided coach tour, round-trip from Christchurch. Stop at Mt. Cook, New Zealand’s tallest mountain; enjoy free time to explore the adventure capital of Queenstown; take a boat cruise on Milford Sound, surrounded by steep rock walls; view Fox and Franz Josef glaciers; and travel by rail through the Southern Alps aboard the scenic TranzAlpine Express. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off, and four nights’ accommodation in Queenstown and Franz Josef.
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  • 5 days
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$1,265.08
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Mount Cook Lake Tekapo & Tasman Glacier Private Tour

Mount Cook Lake Tekapo & Tasman Glacier Private Tour

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Enjoy a picturesque private tour of the gorgeous Central Otago of New Zealand on a day trip from Christchurch. The tour will take you from iconic Church of the Good Shepherd in Tekapo to pristine Lake Pukaki as well as the majestic Aoraki Mount Cook, the tallest mountain in Aotearoa New Zealand. With the opportunity to sample award-winning cheese in Geraldine and lunch with a view at Heritage Hotel, this tour is not one to miss.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$428.52
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$428.52
Price varies by group size

Explore Mount Cook from Christchurch

Explore Mount Cook from Christchurch

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Surround yourself with the snow-capped peaks of Mount Cook, New Zealand’s highest mountain, on this day trip from Christchurch. Travel by coach past the foothills of the Southern Alps to the Canterbury Plains and the MacKenzie Basin; stop at Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukari; and enjoy views of Tasman Glacier. Enjoy lunch at the Hermitage Hotel in UNESCO-listed Mt Cook/Aoraki National Park. Includes round-trip hotel transport by coach with morning and afternoon tea.
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  • 12 hours
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$253.82
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$253.82

4-Day Great Southern Island Circle Tour from Christchurch

4-Day Great Southern Island Circle Tour from Christchurch

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View Franz Josef Glacier and experience a Milford Sound cruise on this 4-day semi-independent tour of New Zealand's South Island. You’ll travel by coach from Christchurch to Queenstown via the Canterbury Plains, Aoraki/Mt Cook and Lake Tekapo, then motor up the west coast to Greymouth before riding the TranzAlpine train on the return to Christchurch. Listen to narration on board as the driver highlights this scenic region from picturesque mountain peaks to deep fiords. Overnight accommodation and round-trip hotel transport are included.
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  • 4 days
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$1,227.11
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Mt Cook & Lake Tekapo Small Group Tour from Christchurch
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Mt Cook & Lake Tekapo Small Group Tour from Christchurch

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Mt Cook & Lake Tekapo Tour. This small group, fully-guided day trip combines all of the key highlights in the area with the famous Lake Tekapo, Mt Cook National Park and Tasman Glacier as key highlights. Led by our famously passionate tour guides, notorious for bringing your journey to life by sharing their stories and rich background knowledge and run in modern, comfortable minibuses packed with extras ensuring your comfort and safety. Highlights: Lake Tekapo Church of the Good Shepard Mt Cook & Aoraki National Park Tasman Glacier, Lake Pukaki While the destinations you will be visiting are truly spectacular, we at Cheeky Kiwi Travel believe it is our small groups, our guides, the journey and the little details that set our tours well apart. Secret stops, wildlife viewings, specially designed vehicles and many other pleasant surprises ensure our tours are an experience to remember.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$164.16
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$164.16

1 day private tour from Christchurch to Queenstown via Mt.Cook

1 day private tour from Christchurch to Queenstown via Mt.Cook

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" We do it your way " There will be no rushing around on these trips , just time for you to see things that you have come to see and at your speed .
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$362.59
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$362.59

4-Day South Island Southern Discovery Tour from Christchurch

4-Day South Island Southern Discovery Tour from Christchurch

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Spend three nights in Queenstown on this 4-day semi-independent tour of the scenic South Island. You’ll travel round-trip from Christchurch by narrated coach via Lake Tekapo and Aoraki/Mount Cook, with a full day of free time to spend at your leisure in New Zealand’s ‘adventure capital.’ Experience all the highlights along the way, including a Milford Sound cruise on the majestic fiord.
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  • 4 days
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$959.89
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Aoraki Mount Cook & Lord of the Rings Country
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Aoraki Mount Cook & Lord of the Rings Country

Take in sweeping views of New Zealand’s mountains and Lord of The Rings backdrops during a 2.5-hour scenic helicopter flight from Christchurch. Fly over Canterbury Plains, the Southern Alps, Aoraki Mount Cook, and the Tasman Glacier during this epic helicopter tour. If the weather allows, your pilot lands on Aoraki Mount Cook where you have a short time to walk around and purchase refreshments at the village.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,786.60
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$1,786.60

Christchurch to Queenstown via Mount Cook & Tekapo (Private Tour)

Christchurch to Queenstown via Mount Cook & Tekapo (Private Tour)

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This action-packed private tour is the perfect way to discover the outdoor beauty between Christchurch and Queenstown.Travel in a luxurious Mercedes Benz minivan with your private guide from Christchurch to Queenstown via Mt.cook and Lake Tekapo, and reach your destination relaxed & refreshed. It is a great alternative to enjoying New Zealand landscape, making frequent stops for photos on the way. HIGHLIGHTS: •Private Tour (i.e. Only for one party) means more personal service from the guide •Visit the iconic Church of Good Shepherd and Bronze Sheepdog Statue in Lake Tekapo •Admire Lake Pukaki, the largest lake in Mackenzie region, and stunning alpine scenery •Savor a delicious lunch with spectacular views at the Hermitage Hotel(POA) •Explore one of the many alpine walks in Mount Cook National Park
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  • 12 to 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,109.64
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