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Australia & New Zealand tours

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  • Fairlie Bakehouse 

  • Church of the Good Shepherd – Lake Tekapo

  • Lake Pukaki       

  • Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park

  • Tasman Glacier (Optional)

  • Hooker Valley Track (optional)


  • Small Group

  • Carbon Neutral

  • Fully Guided Tour (except walks)

  • Bottled Water

  • Snacks

  • Wi-Fi

  • USB charging

  • pre-ordered lunch from Fairlie bakehouse

  • Commentary

  • 100% Kiwi experience


Christchurch - We start by leaving Garden City/Christchurch and heading south towards our destination, while our knowledgeable driver points out some of the Garden City’s highlights.

Canterbury Plains - Wrapped around Christchurch are the Canterbury Plains filled with farmland as far as the eye can see. Most types of farming you can think of will be found on the plains such as crops, vineyards, dairy and livestock production.

Fairlie Bakehouse (10mins) - A Classic New Zealand farming town hidden away in Mackenzie.  Fairlie goes through some stunning colour changes especially come Autum, this is truly one of the best locations to sit and relax with one of their world-famous meat Pies from the Bakehouse. And this stop is also where we will pick up your lunch to keep you full of energy for the rest of the day.

Lake Tekapo/ Church of the Good Shepherd (15mins) – An alpine lake region like no other in the heart of Mackenzie. At the right time of year, you will find clusters of wild lupins along the lake edge. Once we arrive in Tekapo we head towards the most popular photo spots in the country The Church of The Good Shepard for those social media worthy pictures.

Lake Pukaki (10mins) - This glacier fed lake is unique compared to its alpine partners. The colours can change from ice blue to a dark deep blue depending on the weather conditions. On a clear day enjoy undisturbed views right up to Mt Cook which appears to extend out of the head of the lake.

Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park (2.5hrs)  Named after the famous explorer James Cook, Aoraki/Mt Cook is New Zealand’s highest peak. Once here you will have the choice to embark on either The Hooker Valley or The Tasman Glacier walk. If a flight overlooking the mountains is more your thing, we are happy to arrange Helicopter rides for you and the family to enjoy.

  • Hooker Valley (2.5-3hrs) The Hooker valley track is one of the highest rated day walks in New Zealand. It’s not hard to see why as you walk alongside an ice-covered cliff face (Listen carefully you may hear it moving) all the way to an ice filled lake with Mt Cook at its end.

  • Tasman Glacier (2.5 – 3hrs) This track leads through the glacier’s old terminal moraines, and there you will find amazing views of the glacier, river, and lake.

  • Mt Cook Information Centre (DOC) – You are more than welcome to take it all in by spending the day in the information centre with a coffee. Learn the history of the national park, ask questions and just be in the moment.

Lake Pukaki – You head back through the gorgeous Mt Cook highway towards that everchanging glacier- fed lake.

High Country Salmon – Stopping at the local salmon farm, you will have the opportunity to feed and taste some of the freshest New Zealand salmon.

Lindis Pass – This amazing pass winds through the alpine road covered by the southern Alps.

Mrs Jones Fruit Stall - This stop is dependant on daylight savings. We hope to be able to go in for some local fruit and ice cream while the sun is still up.

Kawarau Suspension Bridge – making our way through the Kawarau Gorge you will be struck by some stunning viewpoint’s such as the suspension bridge and the Roaring meg Lookout, as we near our destination. 

Queenstown – AND HERE WE ARE! The all-famous adventure capital of the world, Queenstown. We say our goodbyes here as we drop you at your accommodation.

Christchurch to Queenstown Full Day Tour Via Mt Cook (Small Group)

Christchurch to Queenstown Full Day Tour Via Mt Cook (Small Group)


13 hours





Pickup from accommodation:


Departure time/s:

07.00 AM

Departure point: 

Christchurch, New Zealand

What to bring

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At 3724m, Aoraki/Mt Cook boasts New Zealand’s tallest peak and the extensive Haupapa/Tasman Glacier. Explore Lake Tekapo and savor the renowned meat pies at Fairlie Bakehouse on this tour. Escape urban chaos for an adventure in the stunning South Island.

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