Mt Cook Day Tour from Christchurch to Queenstown

This Southern Alps sightseeing day tour will take you on a scenic route to Lake Tekapo and Aoraki (Mount Cook and Mount Cook Village).

Start off from Christchurch and head along the vast farmlands of the Canterbury Plains towards the picturesque Lake Tekapo. The distinct milky turquoise-colour of the lake stems from the fine rock-flour suspended in the water. On the shores of the lake, spot the iconic Church of the Good Shepherd, where the altar window frames an impeccable view of the Southern Alps in the background. The church was built in 1935 for the pioneer families of the Mackenzie district and is still used as a place of worship today.

Next, continue on to the site of New Zealand’s tallest mountain - Aoraki, more commonly known as Mount Cook. Aoraki means “cloud piercer” in Māori, a befitting moniker, seeing as it stands 3,724m high. For the full experience, opt for a delectable lunch at the renowned Hermitage Hotel in Mount Cook Village (optional, charged separately).

After satisfying those hunger pangs, take some time to explore the sights and sounds of the local village and pristine views that surround it. If you are willing to splurge on a once-in-a-lifetime view, sign up for a scenic ski plane flight or helicopter ride to soak in the stunning views of the mountain summits and giant glaciers.

Subsequently, the tour will head south as you travel past Lake Pukaki and through Mackenzie County. Enjoy afternoon tea (own expense) in the charming village of Omarama and if there is extra time, visit the Jones Family Orchard near Cromwell. Your tour will end in Queenstown, also known as the adventure capital of the world.


2 Working Days
Full Day
Hotel Pick Up
Voucher Type
Present Voucher At Attraction's Ticket Office
No amendments allowed
No refunds allowed

What You Get


Ages 13 years and above


Ages 3 to 12 years

Free admission for 2 years and below (No seat)

Day Tour

0730 – 1830 hours (GMT +13)


Optional (expenses excluded): Scenic helicopter/ski plane flight, Afternoon tea in Omarama, Jones Family Orchard near Cromwell. 



  1. Select your preferred date and purchase online
  2. Receive email confirmation
  3. Receive a separate e-voucher within 2 working days
  4. Present the e-ticket to the tour operator on day of tour for verification



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Terms and Conditions

  • Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received. In the event if the date selected is not available, alternative arrangements will be communicated via email.
  •  If you do not receive the confirmation email, kindly contact us at attractions@changirecommends.com.sg
  • Please select the preferred date of collection when booking.
  • E-ticket would be sent to your email within two working days
  • Changi Recommends and the merchant will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damage caused by individual’s negligence.
  • The e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion.
  • The value of the e-voucher is in Singapore dollars.
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant.
  • No refunds will be entertained for cancellations.


How to Get There

Meet-up Point (for no pick-ups): Outside Bus Interchange on Lichfield Street, near Colombo Street

Hotel Pick-ups: Refer to drop-down options


Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Ages 13 years old and above
Ages 3 to 12 years old

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