Venture out on a one-way sightseeing tour from Christchurch to Wanaka via Mt Cook and experience the splendour of the NZ Southern Alps. Enjoy the spectacular sights of glacier-fed Lake Tekapo, the farmland of Canterbury Plains and the highest peak in the New Zealand mountain ranges, Aoraki (Mt Cook). Travel across the historic Burkes Pass and visit the famous Church of the Good Shepherd on your Mount Cook day tour before arriving in Wanaka.
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Stop At: Kiwi Country Visitor Centre, 38 Waihi Terrace, Geraldine 7930 New Zealand
o Geraldine is a popular little town for arts and crafts and market days and has a reputation as a home for gifted artists and talented people such as Austen Deans and John Badcock who have their studios in the township. There are edible creations as well such as the local Geraldine cheese maker, chocolatier and the internationally recognised Barkers fruit products all have outlets in the town. We stop at the Kiwi Country Visitor centre for morning and afternoon tea breaks along with a comfort stop
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: The Church of the Good Shepherd, Pioneer Drive, Lake Tekapo 7999 New Zealand
The majestic setting of the Church of the Good Shepherd attracts visitors from all over the world. We encourage you to take a few quiet minutes to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the lake and mountains; in our opinion it is God's greatest cathedral.
Duration: 30 minutes
Pass By: Lake Pukaki, New Zealand
Travel past Lake Pukaki
Stop At: Aoraki Mount Cook National Park Visitor Centre, 1 Larch Grove, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7999 New Zealand
We are now entering the Mt Cook National Park, one of 14 National Parks in New Zealand. The area of the park is 70,696 hectares and has the highest mountains and largest glaciers in New Zealand it was established as a National Park in 1953. The Maori name for Mt Cook is Aoraki which means Sky Piercer. It is a rugged land of ice and rock with 19 mountain peaks over 3,000 metres including Mt Cook which is 3,753 metres the highest mountain in New Zealand, however, Mt Cook used to be 3,763 metres.
Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes
Commences in:Christchurch, New Zealand
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