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Mount Cook Private Day Tour via Lake Tekapo including Lunch

Christchurch, New Zealand
Mount Cook Private Day Tour via Lake Tekapo including Lunch

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icon12 to 13 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Getting to Aoraki/Mount Cook from Christchurch is half the fun on this private day trip. Get a look at New Zealand’s tallest mountain and dig into a delicious buffet lunch at the Hermitage Hotel. Then take a walk in Mt. Cook National Park or stroll the village during free time. En route, admire gorgeous views from Lake Pukaki and make a stop at the alpine waters of Lake Tekapo.
  • Private day trip, round-trip from Christchurch to Aoraki/Mt. Cook
  • Enjoy a day trip from Christchurch to discover incredible glaciers, lakes, and rivers
  • Go to the shores of Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki by Mercedes minivan
  • Visit the iconic Church of Good Shepherd and Bronze Sheepdog Statue in Lake Tekapo
  • Buffet lunch at the Hermitage Hotel offers stunning alpine views
  • Stop at a cheese factory in Geraldine and have free time in Mt. Cook village
  • Explore one of the many alpine walks in Mount Cook National Park
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Private tour (i.e. only for one party)
Professional guide.
Transport by air-conditioned late model Mercedes Benz vans.
Buffet lunch (Temporarily closed due to Covid19, so a À la carte lunch will be served until then)
Hotel Pick up and Drop Off.
Complimentary Hotspot WIFI provided.
Complimentary light refreshments provided.

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up and drop off from your preferred location in Christchurch.


  • Christchurch Intl Airport, Christchurch New Zealand


  • Lyttelton Port of Christchurch, 41 Chapmans Road, Hillsborough, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand

Departure Time

7:30 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Due to Covid-19 Hermitage hotel has closed the buffet lunch temporarily. So in case buffet lunch is not operating on the day of your booking. We are taking our clients to Sir Edmund Hillary Cafe & Bar at the Hermitage for lunch. The cafe serves À la carte menu and our driver/guide will give each adult F&B voucher worth $35 and child $20 to be used at cafe and any unused part of the voucher will be refunded to you in cash.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • A small amount of walking is involved.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY NZSI Tours & Travel
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Mount Cook Private Day Tour via Lake Tekapo including Lunch?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Mount Cook Private Day Tour via Lake Tekapo including Lunch.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Mount Cook Private Day Tour via Lake Tekapo including Lunch?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Mount Cook Private Day Tour via Lake Tekapo including Lunch.

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Post Covid Treat!
, Jun 2020
Our guide Anusj was amazing! Polite, friendly and knowledgeable. We had amazing weather and the change in lunch venue was also perfect. Highly recommend.
Awesome tour
, Dec 2019
Despite the fact that when we arrived at Mt Cook it was cloudy and pouring, we had an awesome time. As we couldn't go on the 45 minute hike due to the weather, Anujk stopped at other viewing points/ outlooks and even a lavender field. Awesome guide - really knowledgeable and made sure to tailor the tour to our liking.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Dear rosealkahili, We're glad to hear that you an awesome time on your day tour despite the unpredictable weather near the alps in our country. Our guides are very knowledgable and always make sure to tailor the tour as per customer's liking so that they have the best of their time travelling with us. We look forward to welcome you should you visit our beautiful country in near future.
Awesome day
Samuel G
, Mar 2019
Amazing scenery, particularly at Mt. Cook National Park. Our guide was outstanding. He was very accommodating about stopping for photos and making sure our day was great. It was a long but very enjoyable day in a nicely furnished van. Our guide also provided snacks and beverages.
It was a very well organised tour and the tour guide Anuj was very friendlt and helpful . He did not show any haste
Ratan lal J
, Nov 2018
Very well organised tourTour guide Anuj is excellent and friendly He did not show any haste during the whole journey

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