Highlights / General details
Enjoy the opportunity to sample and buy some of the region's delicious fruit at the Jones Family Orchard in Cromwell. Travel past Lake Dunstan, a man-made lake reservoir which is a popular recreation spot, and over the Southern Alps through the Lindis Pass. At 971m high (3,185ft), this is the highest point on the South Island state highway network.
Arriving at Mt. Cook Village, be awe inspired by Mount Cook or Aoraki. Sitting at 3754m (12,316ft) high, it is New Zealand's highest mountain and one of the most stunning aspects of the Southern Alps. You'll have time to explore and enjoy the view on one of the many short scenic walks in the area. Alternatively, relax with a delicious lunch, take a scenic flight or visit the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre (all extra cost).
Departing Mt. Cook Village, travel through Mackenzie Country to beautiful Lake Tekapo. See the famous sheep dog statue built in memory of the hard working mustering dogs of the area, and the Church of the Good Shepherd. Built in 1935, this iconic stone church sits against a stunning backdrop of the Southern Alps and the vivid blue waters of glacier-fed Lake Tekapo.
Meander across the Canterbury Plains before arriving in Christchurch in the early evening.
Hotel pick-up - Queenstown; Hotel drop off - Christchurch; Guided tour; Multi-Lingual commentary is available in Japanese, Spanish and Mandarin onboard the coach and must be requested when booking; Tax.
Food and beverages; Gratuities (optional).
Hours of operation
Available daily departing at 7:450am. No tour departures on Christmas Day.
Approximately 11.75 hours.
Pick-up from select Queenstown hotels. Drop off will be either directly at Christchurch hotel or at the closest stop near the hotel.
Children under the age of 3 are free if not occupying a seat.
Cancellation: 7 days prior 50% penalty, 1 day prior 100% penalty. No show 100% penalty.
Guests are required to call Gray Line New Zealand 24 hours prior to tour departure to confirm tour details.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**