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Lake Tekapo: Glaciers, Mountains, and Landscapes Scenic Tour

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Explore Lake Tekapo's private High Country landscapes, only accessible on this scenic 4WD tour. Journey through New Zealand's most outstanding natural scenery, glaciers, rivers, and mountains. Discover Mackenzie Country.
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Duration: 3 hours
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  • Capture the best photos of Lake Tekapo and Mount Cook
  • Enjoy private access to the most beautiful High Country sheep stations
  • Travel in style in a Land Rover Defender Ultimate 4WD vehicle
  • Escape the crowds and explore Tekapo's backcountry with a small group
Full description
Depart right from Lake Tekapo's bustling township, and travel a short distance from the crowds and tourists into the heart of Mackenzie Country. Access private High Country stations, and travel truly off-road into some of New Zealand's most breathtaking landscapes. On the way, stop and enjoy some of the best scenery around Lake Tekapo, Lake Pukaki, Mt Cook, Mt Tasman, and the surrounding mountain ranges. 

Learn about this unique part of New Zealand's South Island from a local High Country guide in the company of a small group. Sip tea and enjoy snacks in the fresh mountain air, surrounded by the tranquil landscapes of Mackenzie Backcountry. The properties visited are only accessible on scenic 4WD tours.

Journey through the backcountry to Musterer's hut, before traveling through fields of roaming wild sheep and red deer, and past vibrant mountain ranges glistening with snow and dotted with turquoise-colored glacial lakes. This breathtaking tour is the only on offer in Lake Tekapo. Discover the most beautiful sights of Magazine Country — a sure highlight of your NZ travels.
  • Pickup and drop-off from a meeting point in Lake Tekapo township
  • Guided tour of the Mackenzie Country landscapes and geology
  • Private access to High Country sheep stations
  • Tea and snacks
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Meet at the red and green-signed building, Aotea Gifts. Your guide will be waiting in the parking lot right in front of the store, in the center of Lake Tekapo township (in front of the post office).

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What to bring
  • Camera
Not allowed
  • Food and drinks
Know before you go
• This tour is somewhat weather dependent, but can usually run in all types of weather
• This tour may take an alternate route if weather is not suitable, or based on farming practices during certain times of year

From US$ 132.85 per person

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Product ID: 327986