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Take the scenic route from Christchurch to Mount Cook on a one-way narrated tour. Enjoy the comfort of an air-conditioned coach as you admire magnificent scenery along the way. You’ll hear informative commentary from the driver-guide while traveling via Otago’s Canterbury Plains and make a photo stop at Lake Tekapo. Opt for an included 3-course buffet lunch at the Hermitage Hotel at the base of Aoraki/Mount Cook. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.


  • Christchurch to Mount Cook One-Way Tour
  • See the iconic Church of the Good Shepherd at Lake Tekapo
  • Travel through the Southern Alps towards Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park, home to New Zealand's tallest mountain
  • Enjoy a three course lunch at the famous Hermitage Hotel
  • Explore the village of Mount Cook with leisure time after lunch
  • Take an optional scenic flight over this breathtaking alpine region (at own expense)

What You Can Expect

Christchurch to Mount Cook One-Way Tour

Mount Cook, New Zealand

After pickup from selected Christchurch hotels in the morning, board your coach for the scenic journey to Mount Cook Village. Travel through Otago farmland via the Canterbury Plains before heading inland to the countryside town of Geraldine for a morning tea break (own expense).

Back aboard the coach, you’ll motor over Burkes Pass for a breathtaking vista as you head toward Lake Tekapo. Stop here to explore the Church of the Good Shepherd, which stands on the remote shoreline of these glacial waters.

Your driver takes you up the western edge of Lake Pukaki, situated at the base of 12,217-foot (3,724-meter) Aoraki/Mount Cook, the highest peak in New Zealand. On arrival in Mount Cook Village, enjoy a three-course buffet lunch at the Hermitage Hotel (if option selected). Let your driver know if you’d like to include an optional scenic helicopter or ski-plane flight with a snow landing (weather permitting; paid direct).

Your tour concludes with drop-off at your Mount Cook hotel.

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