Christchurch To Queenstown Via Mt Cook One Way

Christchurch To Queenstown Via Mt Cook One Way

The majestic beauty of the South Island is a must for any visitor to the South Island and one of the best ways to view the spectacular scenery is aboard a Great Sights luxury coach.

This tour takes you from Christchurch, through diverse farmland to Lake Tekapo, where you can view the solitary Church of the Good Shepherd.

Your tour continues along the Tasman River before arriving at the location of New Zealand’s tallest mountain Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park, at 3754 metres.

There is time to experience an optional scenic helicopter or ski plane flight (weather permitting) before departing for New Zealand’s Adventure Capital, Queenstown.

Tour Info

Tour Type: Scenic Coach Day Tours
From: Christchurch to Queenstown
Price: From (NZD) $378 per person
Duration: 1 Day
Tour Code: GS62


Price includes hotel pick-up and admissions
Luxury Coach Transport

Tour Highlights

Tour Departures

  • Frequency: Daily. All year round
  • Departure Point: Lichfield Street bus exchange or from selected centrally located accommodation
  • Departure Time: 7:30am
  • Duration: 11 hours (approximate)
  • Return Details: Approximately 6.30pm Athol Street Carpark, Central Queenstown
  • Closed: Christmas Day

Children’s Prices

Child prices for day tours apply to children aged 3 – 14 years (inclusive) and are generally 50% of the adult price. Children less than 3 years are free of charge, if not occupying a seat.

Important Information

  • This tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance of travel.
  • Confirmation for this product will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability.
  • Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated.
  • Complete operator information, including opening times and local contact telephone numbers are included on your e-voucher.

General Information

  • Experienced driver-guides providing full commentary.
  • Daily departing city sightseeing tours.
  • A modern fleet of luxury coaches specifically designed for sightseeing and touring around New Zealand.
  • Glass roofed coaches on a number of tours.
  • English commentary while headsets are available in Japanese, Spanish and Mandarin.
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off service from inner city hotels. Pick-up and drop-off details must be advised at the time of booking.

Tourism Affiliations

Qualmark Endorsed Visitor TransportQualmark Enviro Silver


There are 9 reviews of this tour from past clients of Relaxing Journeys, averaging 4.7 out of 5.

Tour Reviews

Safe, reliable driver through all those winding, narrow roads from Christchurch to Queenstown. Interesting stories and narratives from the driver. Such a lovely scenic town, which is still very beautiful despite too much commercialization as of recent times. When we were in Queenstown about 18 years ago, it was better with less of the tourist commercialization and tourist traps that are there now. But still a lovely town, and hopefully will remain so.
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Our tour guide/driver (Stewart) was very informative and knowledgeable. Managed to cover multiple tourist attractions in one day but it was very tiring. Time given at the attractions was very short (5-10 min for each stop only).
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This tour is an excellent way to travel between Christchurch and Queenstown, because it travels right through the heart of New Zealand's South Island. It allowed us to experience the rich variety of landscapes and small towns on the island. The only disappointment was not being able to see Mt. Cook because of rain. We highly recommend this tour.
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The tour path is great! That will be excellent if people can stay a bit longer for the stop points, especially at the site for lunch.
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I really enjoyed the day tour from Christchurch via Mt. Cook. It was a perfect fit into my travel itinerary, allowing me to get from Christchurch to Queenstown while seeing some beautiful sights along the way. The coach tour leader Brian was organised and knowledgeable. I think the tour achieved a good mix of commentary and stop-offs versus calm cruising to allow some rest. Thanks!
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Great day your and perfect pace! Would highly recommend. Loved the scenery and it was the perfect amount of time to spend at each site and take photos.
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Great tour! The driver was lovely, tour was really nice. Highly recommended.
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All was good in the trip! But still a bit of a shame, about the time we had to apreciate and take pictures of the view point. But that's a tour to make!
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Coach driver - very nice and informative! Tour - appropriate stops and narratives. Views along the trip - very stunning and good weather in February. Overall - a well deserved and must-go trip!!
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Christchurch To Queenstown Via Mt Cook One Way
Sightseeing Tours
Tour Code: GS62
From (NZD) $378 per person
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