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Explore Mount Cook from Christchurch

Explore Mount Cook from Christchurch
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Last updated: Sep 25, 2020
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Follow the safety guidelines as issued by the New Zealand Government and maintain good hygiene and social distancing measures. Do not travel if you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms. If the city in which you are departing from is in alert level two, then please wear a facemask for all transport.
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • 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 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • 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 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
What to expect
Your full-day trip begins with hotel pickup in Christchurch, taking you through the foothills of the magnificent Southern Alps. Listen to onboard commentary about the sights from your guide, who stops in Geraldine (or in Lake Tekapo) for included morning tea at a local cafe. Follow up with a photo stop at the solitary Church of the Good Shepherd on the shores of Lake Tekapo. Disembark to soak up the idyllic alpine scenery before continuing on to Lake Pukaki. Here, the Tasman Valley opens into the MacKenzie Basin en route to Mount Cook National Park, a World Heritage site. Enjoy views of Mount Cook (Aoraki) and a backdrop of snow-capped peaks during lunch at the Hermitage Hotel. Opt for a scenic flight or a glacier landing by ski plane (additional cost, payable direct). The pinnacle of your tour comes with a 20-minute hike up Tasman Glacier. At the summit of the terminal moraine, cast your eyes over the glacier and nearby Lake Tasman. Back on level ground, re-board the coach for the return drive to Christchurch, stopping en route in Fairlie for late afternoon tea.
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Important information
Inclusions
Air-conditioned vehicle • Live commentary on board • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Local guide • Morning and afternoon tea • Lunch • Entry/Admission - Mt. Cook Village
Exclusions
Gratuities (optional)
Duration
12h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Air-conditioned vehicle • Live commentary on board • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Local guide • Morning and afternoon tea • Lunch • Entry/Admission - Mt. Cook Village
Exclusions
Gratuities (optional)
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
12h
Additional information
Please note Tasman Glacier viewing walk is subject to weather conditions on the day of travel which due to the mountains and altitude is very changeable. Should this walk not be available due to weather then the tour will visit the Mount Cook Edmund Hilary Center at the Hermitage
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Most travelers can participate
Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Lake Tekapo
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    Lake Pukaki
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 3
    The Hermitage Hotel
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Tasman Glacier
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Fairlie
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
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J C
Birmingham, AL1 contribution
Excellent tour guide to Mount Cook
Jan 2020
Our day trip to Mount Cook was filled with informative commentary from Rodney. He not only explained the sights quite well, he also kindly answered questions we had about life in New Zealand. While the top of Mt. Cook was covered in clouds, we still felt the trip was well worth our time because the surrounding area was beautiful and Rodney made the trip special.
Written January 29, 2020
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Canterburyleisure
Thanks for the great review of your Mt Cook Day Tour from Christchurch. I'm really pleased that you had such a nice time on your tour. It's all the more better that you enjoyed yourselves so much thanks to your driver/guide, Rodney, who was with you that day. Rodney gets along well with all of his passengers and is more than happy to answer any questions that are given to him. I'm really pleased he made the trip special for you, and I'll certainly pass that on when I next speak to him. Thanks again and I hope you get to visit Mt Cook and Christchurch again soon.
Written February 3, 2020
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Juan Carlos M
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Mount Cook tour
Jan 2020
Great value for money. The guide had an excellent knowledge of the regions and it history. Rodney, our guide was friendly and attentive to our needs.
Great service, attending to all our needs, great communication and fantastic relationship.
Everything as offered, I found it great value for money.
Written January 28, 2020
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Canterburyleisure
Thanks for the great review of your Mount Cook Day Tour from Christchurch. I'm really pleased you had such a nice time! It's also nice to hear that your driver, Rodney, was so knowledgeable and helpful to your group. I'll be sure to pass on your kind words to him! Thanks again and I hope you get to visit Christchurch and Mt Cook again soon!
Written February 3, 2020
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Dogsitter333
Buddina14 contributions
A perfect sunny day and we captured excellent pictures
Mar 2018
Along with many others at various vantage spots our sights of Mt Cook could be no better, we felt blessed as we previously tried to see the range coming from Haast to Queenstown and it was too cloudy
Written March 17, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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