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Mount Cook Day Tour: Christchurch to Queenstown

Experience the grandeur of New Zealand's highest mountain on a day tour from Christchurch to Mount Cook, ending in Queenstown.

Leaving Christchurch in the morning, we travel through the fertile farmland of the Canterbury Plains to the shores of the stunning, glacier-fed Lake Tekapo, where you can view the solitary Church of the Good Shepherd and take in the sights of the spectacular Southern Alps. We then continue to the location of New Zealand's tallest mountain, Aoraki / Mount Cook, situated in a national park and UNESCO World Heritage site. Rising to 3,724 metres high, Aoraki certainly lives up to its name, which in Māori can be translated as 'cloud piercer'. Legend tells of a young boy named Aoraki who was stranded with his brothers when their canoe struck a reef. As it tilted, the brothers climbed to the high side, where they were frozen by the south wind and turned into stone. Aoraki and his brothers now form the Southern Alps.

Enjoy lunch (optional extra) at the famous Hermitage Hotel in Mount Cook Village. After lunch, you'll have time to explore the village and soak up the view. Alternatively, there is time to experience a scenic helicopter or ski plane flight for incredible views of mountain peaks and glaciers (weather permitting and at additional cost – this flight can be arranged with your driver/guide on the day itself).

The tour continues south, past Lake Pukaki and through the tawny tussock of the Mackenzie Country. En route, enjoy afternoon tea (own expense) in the quaint village of Omarama and, if time permits, visit the Jones Family Orchard near Cromwell. Your tour concludes in the evening upon reaching Queenstown, the adventure capital of New Zealand.

Additional Information

  • Should you wish to opt for the complimentary hotel transfer, please send an email to attrations@changirecommends.com.sg with your Order Number and Accommodation Details
  • There is no charge for children aged 4 and below, provided they do not occupy a seat
  • Your tour coach is equipped with onboard toilets and complimentary WiFi

Details

Confirmation
2 Working Days
Duration
Full Day
Transport
Hotel Pickup
Voucher Type
Present to Tour Operator
Amendment
No Amendments Allowed
Refund
No Refunds Allowed

Operating Hours

Tour departs daily outside the bus interchange on Lichfield Street, near Colombo Street at 0730hrs.

If you have opted for hotel pickup, your pickup time will be stated on your confirmation voucher.

What You Get

Includes

  • Full-day tour to Aoraki / Mount Cook
  • Complimentary hotel pickup

Excludes

  • Meals (lunch, afternoon tea) *You are able to purchase lunch as an add-on to your tour booking*
  • Scenic flight
  • Personal expenses (optional)

How to Use

Please present a printed voucher to the tour operator on the day of your tour.

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damage caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • Tours/Experiences are subject to cancellation without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances, and (or) when there is an official request from the authorities
  • Refunds will be provided to customers under the following circumstances:
    • No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 6 days or less prior the departure date
    • 50% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 7 days prior the departure date
    • 80% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 14 days prior the departure date
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of latecomers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be entertained

Amendment Policy:

  • All amendments are subject to availability
  • Additional charges may apply for amendments

Upon completion of purchase, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subject to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

How to Get There

Outside Bus Interchange on Lichfield Street, near Colombo Street.

If you have opted for hotel pickup, you will be picked up by the tour operator on the day of your tour.

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Adult
$279.00
$260.00
Age 15 and above
Child
$139.00
$130.00
Age 5 to 14 years old
Hermitage Lunch (Adult)
$31.00
$28.00
Age 15 and above
Hermitage Lunch (Child)
$15.50
$14.00
Age 5 to 14 years old

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Please be reminded to send an email with your Order Number and Accommodation to attractions@changirecommends.com.sg
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