- Scenic coach tour from Christchurch to Queenstown via Mount Cook.
What to Bring:
- Comfortable walking shoes.
- Suitable outdoor clothing.
Christchurch hotels (please advise at time of booking).Ashburton pick up - 08:59am
182 Armagh Street (outside the InterCity Travel Centre), Christchurch.
A$0 (2 Passengers)
A Great Sights vehicle will pick you up from your accommodation to commence a full day tour from Christchurch to Queenstown via Mount Cook. Depart Christchurch and travel through diverse farmland to Lake Tekapo, where you can view the solitary Church of the Good Shepherd and take in the sights of the spectacular Southern Alps mountain range before continuing on to the location of New Zealand's tallest mountain, Aoraki / Mount Cook. Stop for lunch in Mt Cook Village and take advantage of your time here to enjoy the majestic scenery. In the afternoon the tour continues south through the tawny tussock of the Mackenzie Country. En-route, enjoy afternoon tea (at own expense) in the quaint village of Omarama and a visit to the Jones Family Orchard (time permitting), near Cromwell. Tour concludes in Queenstown at approximately 6.30pm, at which time accommodation drop offs will commence.
Queenstown nestles in Queenstown Bay, about midway along the eastern shores of the azure blue waters of Lake Wakatipu. An unusual feature of the lake is the regular "breathing", a 3-inch rise and fall every 15 minutes. Striking mountain peaks surround Queenstown, and although still rural in character, the town has developed into a tourist resort for all seasons. Situated more than 300 metres above sea level, it is sufficiently inland to provide a sharp contrast between the hot summer and bracing winter. The autumn colours of the Lake District are justly famous and a delight to photographers and painters. Winter brings spectacular snow scenery, ice skating, skiing, heli-skiing and snowboarding. Year round adventure activities include world famous bungy jumping, white water rafting, jetboating, parapenting and much more.
Valid for 01APR14-31MAR17:
Infant: 0-2 years inclusive - free of charge if not occupying a seat.
Child: 3-12 years inclusive - child rates apply.
Bay Of Islands Overnight Cruise:
Infant: 0-23 months inclusive - free of charge. Portacots available at NZD20.00 each, charges payable direct.
Child: 2-4 years inclusive - child rate applies. May travel in twin share cabins only.
Child: 5-14 years inclusive - 1 child sharing with 1 adult will be charged on a child twin share basis. The adult sharing will be charged at the adult single rate.