Experience dramatic glacier lakes, snow-capped mountains, and beautiful alpine walks on a private day trip from Christchurch. Home to Southern Alps, Aoraki/Mount Cook is the highest mountain in New Zealand at a height of 3724 meters.
After pick-up from your hotel, journey to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, located a 4 hours' drive though spectacular and breathtaking landscapes. Stretch your legs at the historic town of Geraldine and treat your taste buds at an artisan cheese shop, or browse for Merino and Alpaca fleece clothing. Visit the heart of Mackenzie Country, the captivatingly turquoise Lake Tekapo, the iconic Church of Good Shepherd, and the well-recognized statue of Sheepdog. Travel through Lake Pukaki and admire stunning views of Mt. Cook from a distance.
Arrive at your final destination of Mount Cook where you'll savor a scrumptious buffet lunch at Hermitage Hotel. Enjoy 3 hours of free time to explore Mount Cook village, take on one of the many walks, enjoy an optional scenic flight (at your own cost), or visit Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre. Then, rejoin your guide for the return scenic journey to Christchurch.