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Christchurch to Wanaka via Mount Cook Sightseeing Tour: One-Way

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    What to Expect
    This 10-hour scenic drive from Christchurch makes stops in Mount Cook and Tekapo en route to picturesque Wanaka. After hotel pickup in the morning, your coach departs for the Canterbury Plains before heading inland to the farming township of Geraldine for a morning tea break.

    Listen to live commentary on board as you make the journey across Burkes Pass, then descend toward the breathtaking glacier-fed waters of Lake Tekapo. On the lake’s remote shores stands the solitary Church of the Good Shepherd, where you’ll stop for a photo op.

    A bit further, your coach skims the western shoreline of Lake Pukaki. Gaze in awe at the 12,217-foot-high (3,724-meter) Mount Cook, New Zealand's tallest mountain, situated in UNESCO-listed Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park. Visit Mount Cook village at the mountain's base, with free time to explore the alpine surroundings.

    Enjoy a buffet lunch here, 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).

    The remainder of your one-way day trip heads further south through the rugged high-country landscape of the Mackenzie Basin. Enjoy afternoon tea (own expense) in Omarama before the ascent over Lindis Pass into Central Otago.

    On arrival in the small town of Tarras, you’ll transfer to a shuttle that delivers you to your destination, located on the southern shores of Lake Wanaka.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Lichfield Street, Lichfield St, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotel pick ups in most cases will be earlier. Please check with provider open til 8pm - Toll free within NZ 0800744487

    If your pick up location is not on the supplied list please contact our reservations team 24 hours prior
    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    Return Details
    100 Ardmore St, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Live commentary on board
    • Lunch (if this option is selected at time of booking)
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • All tours are operated by luxury 5 star coaches, equipped with air conditioning, rest-room facilities and reclining seats. For the comfort of all passengers, all tours have been designated as Non Smoking, with regular stops made for those who wish to smoke.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


    Key Details
    • Duration: 10h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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