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Aoraki Mt Cook Full Day Tour

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$385

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Overview

A rare chance to see Aoraki Mount Cook, Australasia’s highest mountain, rewards the adventurous in this Aoraki Mount Cook full day tour from Christchurch. Enjoy morning and afternoon tea at the historic Hermitage Hotel Aoraki Mount Cook where you also sit down for lunch. During your tour, you may choose to include an optional 20- or 40-minute helicopter flight with a snow landing.

Embark on a road trip to Australasia’s highest mountain, Aoraki Mount Cook, through the breathtaking landscape of the Canterbury Plains. Continue on the Geraldine-Fairlie route cutting across the base of the Southern Alps, passing desert-like, brown snowgrass-covered landscape of the MacKenzie Basin and onward to the scenic Lake Tekapo.

Capture an iconic photo of the Church of the Good Shepherd framed by the mesmerising alpine landscape of Lake Tekapo. Lake Pukaki is next on your route. Here, the Tasman Valley gives way to the MacKenzie Basin. The imposing Mount Cook and the surrounding snow-capped peaks provide a breathtaking backdrop.

Fuel up with a delicious lunch at the Hermitage in Mount Cook National Park. After lunch, see a little bit more of this majestic region of New Zealand. Hike up to Tasman Glacier’s terminal moraine to view the newly created Lake Tasman left behind by the retreating Tasman Glacier. Alternatively, you can board an optional helicopter flight and land on snow at the top of the Tasman Glacier so you can better survey the area and enjoy a unique photo opportunity from above.

Tour arrives at Mt Cook at 1pm and departs about 3pm.

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Helicopter ride over Mt Cook

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Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo

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Mt Cook lupines

COST PER PERSON
October 2020- September 2021

  • Adult: NZ$385
  • Child: NZ$192*

Optional Extras

25 Minute Helicopter Flight

  • Adult: NZ$299
  • Child: NZ$255*

40 Minute Helicopter Flight

  • Adult: NZ$499
  • Child: NZ$349*

*Children 3-13 years inclusive

Infants travel free

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