Christchurch to Queenstown One-Way Tour (or in reverse)

9 hr

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Day Trip

Pickup Service

Group Tour

This tour provides an alternative to large coach transfers between Christchurch and Queenstown ( or in reverse ) and is a more intimate journey than flying. The trip takes you across the Canterbury farming plains and eventually through the foothills to the Southern Alps. Further south the route takes you through the iconic MacKenzie Country, named after an infamous sheep rustler and past the glacially formed lakes Tekapo and Pukaki.

Tekapo boasts a famous lakeside...
This tour provides an alternative to large coach transfers between Christchurch and Queenstown ( or in reverse ) and is a more intimate journey than flying. The trip takes you across the Canterbury farming plains and eventually through the foothills to the Southern Alps. Further south the route takes you through the iconic MacKenzie Country, named after an infamous sheep rustler and past the glacially formed lakes Tekapo and Pukaki.

Tekapo boasts a famous lakeside chapel while beyond the headwaters of Pukaki is New Zealand's highest mountain, Aoraki Mt Cook. Photographic opportunities abound though weather permitting.

From here the trip passes through the world renowned gliding area of Omarama and into the dramatic landscape of the Lindis Pass. The drive continues past Lake Dunstan and into the Kawarau Gorge, site of the world's first bungy and home to award winning wineries.
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Itinerary Details

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Lake Tekapo, Lake Tekapo, Mackenzie District, Canterbury Region, South Island

A stop can be made at Tekapo to see the famous lakeside church and for views of the lake and the distant Godley Peaks.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lake Pukaki, New Zealand

At Pukaki, glorious views of Mt Cook may be seen. Plenty of opportunities for photo stops. (Views are weather dependent).

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Lindis Pass, Omarama New Zealand

Head over the Lindis Pass and into the Otago Province. Here, a dramatic change in the landscape occurs as you head towards Queenstown.

Important Details

Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Live commentary on board
  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Not Included
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick up from any Hotel, B&B, home-stay within central Christchurch
This tour can be run in reverse.

Airports

  • Christchurch Intl Airport, Christchurch New Zealand


8:30 AM
Return Details
Drop off location required
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.