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Canterbury Trails

Christchurch to Queenstown via Mt Cook: Private One Day Tour

Journey from Canterbury Plains to Alpine Peaks: Begin your adventure in the heart of the Canterbury Plains, their vast expanse stretching before you. Set off westward, leaving the flatlands behind as you venture towards the rising foothills of the Southern Alps.

Charming Encounters and Legendary Tales: Discover the delightful town of Geraldine, nestled amidst rolling hills. As you continue, delve into the fascinating tale of a legendary sheep rustler as we wind our way through the breathtaking Mackenzie Country, a high-altitude basin of otherworldly beauty.

Glacial Wonders and Mighty Peaks: Be captivated by the vibrant turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki, a dazzling testament to their glacial origins. Ascend towards the awe-inspiring presence of Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, realm of New Zealand's highest mountain.

Alpine Exploration: If time and weather permit, lose yourself in the alpine grandeur with a short walk amidst breathtaking vistas. For an unforgettable experience, consider embarking on a scenic glacier flight, soaring above the ice and landing upon the mighty Tasman Glacier (additional cost).

Landscapes Transformed: Departing Aoraki/Mount Cook, traverse the remarkable Mackenzie Country and ascend the dramatic Lindis Pass, crossing into the rugged landscapes of the Otago Province. Witness the awe-inspiring transformation from vast basins to rugged mountain peaks.

Adventure's Birthplace and Journey's End: Descend into the historic Kawarau Gorge, where the spirit of adventure resonates as bungy jumping was born. After a day brimming with unforgettable moments, your journey concludes in vibrant Queenstown, nestled alongside picturesque Lake Wakatipu. We'll deliver you to your accommodation, leaving you with lasting memories of New Zealand's extraordinary beauty.

Tour Inclusions:

  • Travel by deluxe mini coach
  • Picnic morning or afternoon tea
  • Café lunches on each day
  • Fully escorted with local knowledgeable guide

Not included:

  • Optional activities
  • Accommodation and meals (unless otherwise stated)
  • Flights


Tour Code: SH01-N/S MC

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