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


  • Full day tour
  • Complimentary hotel pickup & dropoff


  • Lunch & afternoon tea (available at an extra charge)
  • Scenic helicopter or ski plane flight (subjected to additional charge and weather conditions; this can be arranged with your driver guide on the day)
  • Personal expenses

How to Use

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

Terms and Conditions

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

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged 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-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


  • No refunds will be entertained for cancellations
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given


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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