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karbrown12 United States of ...
Was concerned about this bus trip being too long, but our Great Sites guide was a fount of information about the environment, government, and history that we were continuously entertained. The color of the lakes near Mt Cook were amazing and we learned what caused it. A final stop before Queenstown at Mrs. Jones' fruit and wine shop was delightful. Great way to see a lot of the beautiful South Island.
I'm so glad I did this! The bus tour is a delightful way to not only see the beautiful countryside between Christchurch and Queenstown, but to learn more about it as well. The bus driver was amazing in what he shared about the land and about New Zealand itself. I actually took notes on what he shared so I would not forget it! The lakes we saw were breathtaking too.
Great way to travel between Christchurch and Queenstown. Although it made me wish I were staying in the Mt Cook village for an evening! Beautiful sights. If you can afford it, add on the lunch, it is bloody delicious.
Perfect way to travel all the way from Christchurch to Queenstown, especially if you do not want to drive or fly - as you would definiely miss out the most amazing views of New Zealand! The coach is large and comfortable. We get to stop every 2hours to get photos taken and to have some break for a long day. Lunch arrangement beside the glacier is fantastic. A very packed day but not tiring at all. Really enjoy it, Mt. Cook and Lake Tekapo is amazing. Highly recommend it!
The driver was really knowledgeable and despite the bad weather, the trip was well worth it.
Fantastic tour - driver gave lots of info all the way, stunning scenery - absolutely worth doing this instead of the bus straight there!!!
Chris Hord Australia
For a bus tour, this is the most convenient way to visit Queenstown via Mount Cook. The bus stopped at a few nice spots for us to take photos on the way to Mount Cook and Queenstown. The best part of the tour was definitely the helicopter flight at Mount Cook. The flight is fairly expensive but it is definitely worth the money. We got the chance to get off the flight and play at the top of the snow mountain. If you want to save money, it is better to get the discount voucher at the airport.
Chia Chieh T Taiwan
It was a great way to get to Queenstown from Christchurch. The highlight was definitely the helicopter ride. It may cost a lot, but it is definitely worth it! To make it cheaper, try to make use of the free discount coupons inserted in the free travel guides at Christchurch Airport. If you're taking the helicopter ride, eat lunch quickly, because we had had the helicopter ride, we only had a few minutes to finish our lunch. In fact, we had our lunch packed in order to rejoin the group in time!
We enjoyed the tour to Queenstown via Mt Cook and the stops on the way.
great driver! the tour was very good too. loved the scenery along the way.
Comfortable bus, and regular stops along the way for photos and refreshments. Our driver's Mark commentary very informative and interesting. The views at Lake Pukaki and Mt Cook were fantastic. We were fortunate to have clear sky around the mountain.
Our tour bus was initially a little late departing, so our time at Mount Cook was limited, but the meal was rushed but good. Overall, this was a good way to travel from Christchurch to Queenstown and see some great scenery along the way!
The sights were great but the driver was surely. In fact even tough he was suppose to take me to my hotel he dropped me several blocks away with no explanation on how to get there. Thanks to some other tourists I managed to find the place.,,no thanks to the driver.
A wonderful way to travel between towns. The stops at the lakes was the highlight for me. I wish we had more time there.
All the same like in my two other tours provided by Viator (Milford Sound Overnight Cruise and Gondola Skyline Restaurant in Queenstown) - everything was very good and value for money, but weather destroys some expected high points. For example we had no seen Mount Cook due to rain and fog...
Rajeev R USA
This is a great way to travel form Christchurch to your next destination, Queenstown. The scenery en route is fantastic with stops at Mt. Cook and Lake Tekapo. Special thanks to our guide/driver for the great commentary and excellent driving, I never felt road sick despite windy roads. Comfortable coach and well timed stops. A bit long journey that can be cut short by rental car but one would miss the interesting facts commentary en route from the guide.
Katalin K Germany
Perfect guide-driver, lovely scenery. The trip gave a good overview of this part of the beautiful country. The only pity was the fog and rain at Mount Cook - the mountain could not be seen.
Great scenery, excellent drivers with interesting commentary.
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