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Lake Tekapo & Mt Cook tour

At 3754 metres tall, Mt Cook is New Zealand's highest mountain. It is a spectacular sight, surrounded by lakes and glaciers. A visit to Mt Cook National Park is sure to be one of the highlights of your time in New Zealand.

During this tour, we spend one night at Lake Tekapo Village, famous for the pretty Church of the Good Shepherd. Our second night is spent on a classic New Zealand farm in the mountains. This is really cool! We meet the farmer and learn about the farming life.

Along the way we take some short walks and plenty of scenic photo stops - impress your friends with awesome photos! This weekend tour is a perfect chance to meet new friends while having a totally unique Kiwi experience.

Price: $285pp. Includes 2 nights backpacker accommodation, 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner.

Lake Tekapo & Mt Cook Tour Itinerary
2.00pm Pickup from school and depart Christchurch.
4.30pm Rest stop in the pleasant farming village of Geraldine.
7.00pm Arrive at our backpacker accommodation in Lake Tekapo Village. Free time for dinner. Options:Tonight there is an option to join a stargazing tour to look through a powerful telescope at the world famous Mt John observatory. Or, choose to relax in the nearby hot springs. (extra charges for these activities).
7.30am Breakfast at our accommodation.
9.00am Depart Lake Tekapo for the drive to Mt Cook National Park.
11.00am Arrive at Mt Cook Village. Here we take some short walks to get great views of Mt Cook. We have time to visit the mountain information centre, with some free time for lunch.
7.30am Breakfast at our accommodation.
3.00pm Depart Mt Cook Village and drive to Twizel, our last town before our night on the farm.
5.00pm Arrive at our farm accommodation. We have time to relax in the sun or take a walk around the farm before dinner.
6.00pm BBQ dinner, followed by a convivial evening in the farmhouse.
8.00am Breakfast at our accommodation followed by a short drive and fun walk to see the unusual 'clay cliffs'.
11.30am Visit the Mt John lookout, for great views of Lake Tekapo. Following this, we have some free time in Lake Tekapo Village for lunch.
2.00pm Depart Lake Tekapo for the return journey to Christchurch.
5.30pm Arrive at the Christchurch Bus Exchange.