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Mt Cook, Tasman Glacier & Alpine Centre Day Trip

1. Mt Cook, Tasman Glacier & Alpine Centre Day Trip

Set off from Christchurch on a small-group day trip for jaw-dropping scenery and an amazing alpine experience in incredible surroundings. Travel in the comfort of a modern minibus, soaking in the breathtaking scenery of the Southern Alps. Discover sites such as the Ben Ohau Range, Lake Tekapo, Lake Pukaki, and even multiple sites from "Middle-Earth". Savor a delicious lunch at the famous Hermitage Hotel. Visit the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre's 3D theatre, museum, and Digital Dome Planetarium. Educational and entertaining, you will explore the history of the Mount Cook region through spectacular 2D and 3D experiences. Learn about one of the world’s greatest explorers, pioneer Sir Edmund Hillary.  Enjoy the close proximity and spectacular views of New Zealand’s highest peak in the Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park, located in Te Wāhipounamu UNESCO World Heritage area. For the more adventurous, you can undertake an included side trip to the Tasman Glacier. Alternatively, relax at Mt Cook Village where you can spend more time at the Alpine Centre, the Hermitage’s Retail Centre, or at the Department of Conservation’s Visitor Centre before being picked up later for the return journey to Christchurch.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 13 reviews

The tour was very worthwhile (even for this not exactly cheap price)! After all, it is a very nice route to drive from Christchurch. The tour guide and driver Gary is a particularly dear and very very experienced guide who has a lot of interesting things to tell while driving - not too little, not too much. There were enough stops in between, lots of snacks, drinks and great opportunities to take photos. The highlight, however, was the Tasman Glacier, which you can drive up to and then take about 15 to 20 minutes to walk up. There you have a breathtaking view of Lake Tasman and the whole great mountainous landscape around it. After 12 o'clock you are already done, but the great impressions and photos are definitely worth it. Many thanks to Gary, who was more than accommodating and gave you such a pleasant tour! I can only recommend it.

Amazing sites, good if you dont have a lot of time i NZ, superb guides. A most for a first timer, greeting from the Danish guy.

Nicole and Gary made the whole experience memorable . I definitely recommend this trip to anyone visiting Christchurch

Versatile excursion in peak landscape. Well organized. Buffet lunch while admiring the snow-capped mountains.

A beautiful beautiful tour. Nicole and Gary were very friendly and helpful.