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Aoraki-Mt Cook Tasman Glacier & Alpine Centre scenic day tour from Christchurch

Enjoy travelling to your destination from Christchurch in our luxurious 4x6 AWD Mercedes bus.  On your journey take in the truly breath-taking scenery: the southern alps and the Ben Ohau Range, Lake Tekapo, Lake Pukaki, and even multiple sites from the film Lord of the Rings "middle earth" before arriving at the famous Hermitage Hotel for a delicious buffet lunch. Get ready to explore the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre 3D theatre, Museum and digital dome Planetarium where you can discover the history of the region through spectacular 3D experiences.  Jump on board the included afternoon side trip to the Tasman Glacier - or relax back at Mt Cook Village (there's plenty to do at the Alpine Centre, Hermitage’s Retail Centre, or Department of Conservation’s Visitor Centre). Fully inclusive price also includes pick up from major Christchurch city hotels, meals and refreshments, admission to the Alpine Centre, glacier side trip, and a lively & entertaining tour guide!

Duration

11 to 12 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

  • What's included :
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • Lunch - Buffet lunch
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Afternoon tea
    • Beverages
    • Bottled water
    • Professional guide and live commentary on board
    • Driver/guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre
    • Entry/Admission - Tasman Glacier
    What's excluded :
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Gratuities
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Maossie Tours, Rolleston Avenue near intersection of Worcester Blvd, Christchurch 8013 New Zealand

    Luxury mini-coach travel with complimentary WiFi, USB Charging, tour guide, refreshments. This is the starting point for those not being picked up from their hotel

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Geraldine, Geraldine, Canterbury Region, South Island

    We stop at the quaint rural township of Geraldine for morning tea before proceeding to our destinations

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Lake Tekapo, Lake Tekapo, Mackenzie District, Canterbury Region, South Island

    See the iconic Church of the Good Shepherd situated on the foreshores of the surreal turquoise blue of Lake Tekapo

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Mackenzie District, Canterbury Region, South Island

    We spend a significant portion of time travelling through the wonders of this World Heritage National Park

    Stop At: Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre, 89 Terrace Road, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7946 New Zealand

    After the included lunch at the iconic Hermitage Hotel, visit the 3D theatre, Museum and digital dome Planetarium

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Aoraki Mount Cook National Park Visitor Centre, 1 Larch Grove, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7999 New Zealand

    Visitor information

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Tasman Glacier, New Zealand

    Fantastic scenery

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Mt. Cook Alpine Salmon Shop, Tekapo Pukaki Hydro Canal, Twizel New Zealand

    Wonderful lookout location to capture New Zealand's tallest mountain across the beautiful Lake Pukaki. Pick up salmon and souvenirs.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Mount Cook Alpine Memorial, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7999 New Zealand

    Incredible scenery, native flora and fauna

  • Departure Point :
    Canterbury Museum (Christchurch), Canterbury 8013, New Zealand
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup from any centrally located Christchurch hotel / motel. After hotel pick-ups, the distinctive Maossie Tours bus (black Mercedes) will parked and waiting alongside Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Ave Central Christchurch, near the corner of Worcester Blvd. until the scheduled departure time.
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately especially if you intend going on the Tasman Glacier side trip.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Maossie Tours Limited

Activity ID: V-76064P2

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