Make your journey from Christchurch to Queenstown count with this full-day one-way tour! Beginning in the coastal city of Christchurch, you visit 6 scenic locations on the way to Queenstown including Mount Cook Village, Lake Dunstan, and Lake Tekapo.
What to Expect
Enjoy a full-day tour of the South Island! This tour features 6 stops along a route that runs from the ocean side of Christchurch up to Aoraki/Mount Cook, New Zealand's highest peak, and then on to Queenstown, the "Adventure Capital of the World".
Leaving from Christchurch after the pick-up at your hotel, the South Island tour from Christchurch to Queenstown takes you south along the Canterbury Plains. Stop at Lake Tekapo, where you can see the Church of the Good Shepherd and a spectacular view of the Southern Alps including views of Aoraki/Mount Cook, New Zealand's highest peak with an altitude of 12,316 feet.
Next see Aoraki/Mount Cook up close as your tour goes to Mount Cook Village. Stop for approximately 1.5 hours and explore the walkways, eat some lunch, take a flying tour, or visit the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Center (not included in the tour price).
Afterward, drive through the Lindis Pass, the highest point in the South Island's highway system, to Lake Dunstan, a manmade reservoir with orchards nearby. Following this, you taste the area's delicious fruit at Jones Family Orchard before going to Queenstown in the late afternoon. Here you have a few activity options and transportation to a Queenstown area hotel.
- Pick-up from your hotel/motel in Christchurch
- 12-hour tour by deluxe coach
- English commentary from the driver/guide
- Transfer to your hotel in Queenstown
- Local taxes and fees
What's Not Included
- Food and beverages
- Gratuity (optional)
Know Before You Go
The duration of the tour including transportation is approximately 12 hours.
Children 4 and under travel free if a seat is not required.