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Canterbury Trails

Queenstown to Christchurch via Mt Cook: Private One Day Tour

Depart Queenstown – Adventure Begins: Kick off your journey in the adventure capital of Queenstown. Our guide will pick you up from your hotel in a luxury SUV.

Rugged Gorges and Otago Gold: Travel through the historic Kawarau Gorge, the birthplace of commercial bungy jumping! Feel the thrill of adventure resonate as you wind your way through this rugged and scenic canyon. As you traverse the dramatic Lindis Pass into the Central Otago region, witness the transformation of the landscape from mountain peaks to expansive goldfields steeped in rich mining history.

Legends and Landscapes of the Mackenzie Basin: Enter the heart of the Mackenzie Country, a vast high-altitude basin with an air of otherworldly beauty. Hear the captivating legend of a notorious sheep rustler who once roamed these lands.

Glacial Gems and Towering Peaks: Stand in awe as you encounter the mesmerizing turquoise hues of Lake Pukaki and Lake Tekapo, their vibrant colors a testament to their glacial origins. Continue onwards to the breathtaking Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, the realm of New Zealand's tallest mountain.

Alpine Exploration and Glacier Adventures: Immerse yourself in the majestic grandeur of the Southern Alps. If weather and time permit, embark on a short walk within this incredible alpine landscape. For an unforgettable experience, choose to take a scenic glacier flight with a thrilling landing on the mighty Tasman Glacier (an additional cost).

Traverse the Canterbury Plains: Bid farewell to the towering peaks as you journey across the Mackenzie Country towards the expansive Canterbury Plains. After a day filled with extraordinary discoveries, your tour concludes in the vibrant city of Christchurch.

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-S/N MC

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