- Australasia's highest mountain - Mount Cook reaching 3,754 metres or 12,316 ft
- The imposing Southern Alps mountain range
- The rich pastoral Canterbury Plains
- Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki
- Church of the Good Shepherd
- Mt St John
- The Hermitage Hotel, Mt Cook village
A day to remember for its stunning scenic contrasts as we travel by road from Christchurch to Mount Cook (5 hours drive, 330 Kms(including stops ), through the rich pastoral farmlands of the Canterbury Plains, the foothills of the Southern Alps from Geraldine to Fairlie, and through the MacKenzie Basin, to Lake Tekapo. Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd where the turquoise-blue waters contrasted by the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps, and surrounding yellow-tussock farmland, are sure to take your breath away. We drive along the shoreline of Lake Pukaki, where the Tasman Valley opens into the MacKenzie Basin wtih Mount Cook and the surrounding snow covered peaks in the background, reaching Mount Cook village, and the Hermitage Hotel, in time for lunch (included in cost).
Following lunch, there may be time for you to take a 30 minute hike to view the Tasman Lake and Tasman Glacier, or aternatively, take a flat 30 minute walk to view the Tasman Lake. Please note - we must leave the Mt Cook village area, and start the return journey, by 2.30pm at the latest.
On the return trip, time permitting, we can drive up to the Mt St John observatory, for stunning panoramic views over the MacKenzie Basin, and Lake Tekapo.
|Tasman Experience ||Experience the adventure of flying through the towering mountains of the Southern Alps and explore the flawless, snow covered Tasman Glacier. Fully appreciate this remote alpine landscape with panoramic views of Aoraki Mount Cook and Mount Tasman.This flight lands on the glacier. |
Duration: Approx 35 min
Your tour includes: your Christchurch accommodation pickup, private comfortable return transport from Christchurch to Mt Cook village, tea or coffee, lunch at the Sir Edmund Hillary Cafe, Hermitage Hotel, Mt Cook, and an informative commentary.
Tour departs Christchurch 7.15am
Returned to your Christchurch accommodation at approximately 7.00pm
Tour available 7 days all year. Prices are based on a minimum of 4 people.
Retail Tour Cost: $418 per person, or $335 per person if booked through this website, based on a minimum of 4 people
Please advise if you wish to book an optional flight, and we will send you a link for this booking
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