Tour Overview

Get ready for a hassle-free day of adventures from Christchurch with round-trip transport, and admission tickets to Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre included. The trip will showcase scenic viewpoints along the way, such as Lake Tekapo, Lake Pukaki, Ben Ohau Range, Tasman Glacier, and sites from Lord of the Rings. Includes a delicious lunch at the Hermitage Hotel, as well as morning and afternoon tea, coffee and snacks. Duration is approximately 11-12 hours.

Tour Itinerary

  • Pick up from Canterbury Museum or your city-located accommodation.
  • Stop at the quaint rural township of Geraldine for morning tea.
  • See the iconic Church of the Good Shepherd situated on the foreshores of Lake Tekapo.
  • Pass through the wonders of the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu).
  • Visit the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre (admission included), have lunch (also included) at the iconic Hermitage Hotel, experience the 3D theatre, explore the museum and digital dome Planetarium.
  • Stop at the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park Visitor Centre.
  • Visit the Tasman Glacier.
  • Swing by the Mt. Cook Alpine Salmon Shop to capture photos of New Zealand's tallest mountain across the beautiful Lake Pukaki.
  • Pass by the Mount Cook Alpine Memorial.
  • Drop-off at Canterbury Museum or your city-located accommodation.

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Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately especially if you intend going on the Tasman Glacier side trip.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers.

Customers departing from Geraldine

When booking, be sure to include your unique code GOGERALDINE if you are departing from Geraldine to obtain your special discount, and select "Geraldine Farmshop & Cafe" as your pickup location from the drop down menu.

Reviews

This was the best tour that I have taken with Viator so far - Christchurch to Mt Cook and back with Maossie Tours. Our guides/drivers/and first of all our hosts Nicole and Gary were incredible: very warm, friendly, knowledgeable, accommodating, paying attention to every detail. We felt safe and comfortable. Great welcome bags, excellent wifi in the van, delicious snacks (some of them homemade!), excellent lunch – we were not hungry even for a second! The scenery was amazing, and the tour was extremely well arranged! Long day but worth every second of it! Many well selected “Kodak Moments” as well. Thank you!           C Malgorzata.

We had a great tour in the Aoraki-Mt Cook area with Gary from Maossie Tours. Gary is very friendly and knowledgeable, and took great care of us throughout the day. Though the weather wasn't the best, and Mt Cook itself was shy all day, we had a very pleasant day seeing great lakes and glaciers, hearing about the history of the region, and visiting small towns in rural New Zealand. I recommend it highly, because you get to see this part of the country close up, and you can take in the stunning views as Gary drives.          B Schmerl.

The best and amazing tour I’ve ever had. I’m glad that I took this trip when I went to Christchurch. Gary (who is a Maossie) will welcome you on board with warm and open hearts, a very friendly and super nice guide. I’m very grateful that they still run the tour even if I’m just the only passenger they have, I felt comfortable all throughout the tour and the best part is all meals (from morning tea-lunch-afternoon tea) are already included. What I love about this trip is it feels like we just went on a cool roadtrip (to Geraldine-Lake Tekapo-Lake Pukaki-Aoraki Mount Cook-Tasman Glacier) where I get a chance to see the uniqueness of some township. Highly recommended tour.          Zyzy.

 

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