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Aoraki-Mt Cook Tasman Glacier & Alpine Centre scenic day tour from Christchurch provided by Maossie Tours

Aoraki-Mt Cook Tasman Glacier & Alpine Centre scenic day tour from Christchurch

Aoraki-Mt Cook Tasman Glacier & Alpine Centre scenic day tour from Christchurch
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from $425.60 per adult (price varies by group size)
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 76064P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
GST (Goods and Services Tax) • Wide selection of meals available • Morning & Afternoon tea, coffee, snack • Beverages • Professional guide and live commentary on board • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only) • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points • Air-conditioned vehicle • Entry/Admission - Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre • Entry/Admission - Tasman Glacier
Exclusions
Gratuities
Duration
4h 15m
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Pickup from any centrally located Christchurch hotel / motel. After hotel pick-ups, the distinctive Maossie Tours bus (black Mercedes) will parked and waiting alongside Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Ave Central Christchurch, near the corner of Worcester Blvd. until the scheduled departure time.
Canterbury Museum (Christchurch), Canterbury 8013, New Zealand The distinctive Maossie Tours bus (black Mercedes) will parked and waiting alongside Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Ave Central Christchurch, near the corner of Worcester Blvd. until the scheduled departure time.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
GST (Goods and Services Tax) • Wide selection of meals available • Morning & Afternoon tea, coffee, snack • Beverages • Professional guide and live commentary on board • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only) • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points • Air-conditioned vehicle • Entry/Admission - Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre • Entry/Admission - Tasman Glacier
Exclusions
Gratuities
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Pickup from any centrally located Christchurch hotel / motel. After hotel pick-ups, the distinctive Maossie Tours bus (black Mercedes) will parked and waiting alongside Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Ave Central Christchurch, near the corner of Worcester Blvd. until the scheduled departure time.
Canterbury Museum (Christchurch), Canterbury 8013, New Zealand The distinctive Maossie Tours bus (black Mercedes) will parked and waiting alongside Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Ave Central Christchurch, near the corner of Worcester Blvd. until the scheduled departure time.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h 15m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Infant seats available
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately especially if you intend going on the Tasman Glacier side trip.
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Canterbury Museum (Christchurch)
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Maossie Tours
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Geraldine
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Lake Tekapo
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
  • 4
    Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Aoraki Mount Cook National Park Visitor Centre
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Tasman Glacier
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 7
    Mt. Cook Alpine Salmon Shop
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Canterbury Museum (Christchurch)
    Canterbury 8013, New Zealand
    The distinctive Maossie Tours bus (black Mercedes) will parked and waiting alongside Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Ave Central Christchurch, near the corner of Worcester Blvd. until the scheduled departure time.
    See address & details
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Bradley Schmerl
3 contributions
Great Day
Dec 2020
We had a great tour in the Aoraki-Mt Cook area with Gary from Maossie Tours. Gary is very friendly and knowledgeable, and took great care of us throughout the day. Though the weather wasn't the best, and Mt Cook itself was shy all day, we had a very pleasant day seeing great lakes and glaciers, hearing about the history of the region, and visiting small towns in rural New Zealand. I recommend it highly, because you get to see this part of the country close up, and you can take in the stunning views as Gary drives.
Written 8 December 2020
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Maossie T
Yes, not the greatest weather on the day but always something great to see. Thanks for your company!
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Zyzy
12 contributions
Absolutely Amazing
Nov 2020
The best and amazing tour I’ve ever had. I’m glad that I took this trip when I went to Christchurch. Gary (who is a Maossie) will welcome you on board with warm and open hearts, a very friendly and super nice guide. I’m very grateful that they still run the tour even if I’m just the only passenger they have, I felt comfortable all throughout the tour and the best part is all meals (from morning tea-lunch-afternoon tea) are already included. What I love about this trip is it feels like we just went on a cool roadtrip (to Geraldine-Lake Tekapo-Lake Pukaki-Aoraki Mount Cook-Tasman Glacier) where I get a chance to see the uniqueness of some township. Highly recommended tour.
Written 29 November 2020
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Maossie T
This is certainly wonderful feedback thanks and especially that you had a good experience on your first Christchurch roadtrip!
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Raine L
Auckland, New Zealand13 contributions
Great one day trip with amazing views
The Maossie Tours are very friendly, dedicated and professional, I was given hand sanitizer and snacks the moment I stepped into the Van, their van is super comfy with wifi and charging USB ports, and videos and music along the way. Gary is very knowledgeable and friendly guide and it has been a pleasant experience to hear all the history surrounding the region. The views along the way are absolutely stunning to see across a varied landscape, I had a great day enjoying the views especially on the 15 min and walking track to see the glaciers and lakes. The tour is Perfect for those to wish to travel to see Mt Cook and Lake Tekapo to tick off your bucket list, highly recommended.
Written 13 November 2020
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Maossie T
Thanks so much for this review and so glad you had an enjoyable experience - & I agree with you: this trip is a great one to tick off the NZ bucket list!
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Alison W
Cambridge, New Zealand13 contributions
A great day.
Oct 2020 • Friends
A brilliant day out with Gary. Weather not brilliant but still had a great day.
Excellent driver too.
Written 8 October 2020
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Maossie T
Kind words thanks. I enjoyed the trip immensely as well and just shows this trip is worthwhile regardless of weather (although a bright shiny day is always welcome)!
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MVarma
Hamilton, New Zealand14 contributions
Fantastic trip
I was a bit apprehensive about traveling with 3 children (5,14,15) but we had the whole bus to ourselves with 2 of the loveliest and most hospitable guides Gary and Nicole. They made our whole trip so comfortable with the added bonus of WiFi kept the 2 big kids quiet and in good moods. Gary and Nicole made sure we had a fantastic day from the best muffin in Geraldine, to snow fights in mount cook, to spectacular views through the whole journey, great conversations, and informative commentary. If you have limited time and want a great day to the lakes and mountains I highly recommend Maossie tours.
Written 30 September 2020
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Trevor R
2 contributions
Wonderful views of the McKenzie County and Aoraki and the Tasman Glacier.
Sep 2020 • Couples
A wonderful day. Gary is a proficient, friendly, and informative guy, and an accomplished driver. His Mercedes coach is modern and well appointed.
Written 11 September 2020
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Maossie T
Thanks for the review - and our most interesting conversations on the day! So glad the weather was very kind as well.
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Aurimas
Christchurch, New Zealand2 contributions
Amazing day out.
Aug 2020
It was an amazing day out, fantastic views. Aoraki-Mt Cook was just a cherry on the cake. It blew me away... Most spectacular scenery... The host Gary was very informative, knowledgable and welcoming. 5 star plus service. Could not ask for any more. Highly recommended tour for everyone at any day of the week. Once again, thank you, Gary for fabulous day out. Best regards, Aurimas.
Written 10 August 2020
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Maossie T
It was a real pleasure to show you New Zealand Aurimas on a special day when the scenery was just outrageously good helped along by the splendid weather. Have a safe trip home
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moonyoung
Melbourne4 contributions
an amazing day trip
Aug 2020 • Solo
It should be a must do in chch. Wherever you go what you see is way more than you expect. Would definitely recommend it
Written 5 August 2020
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Maossie T
Appreciate your comments. The scenery (what you see) is certainly is a gem of ChCh!
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Lachlan K
1 contribution
Informative, comfortable and personalised.
Aug 2020
A fantastic and very personalised trip! I joined a small group of 3 and instantly felt comfortable and engaged. Gary was a fantastic guide, we had some very interesting conversations and shared some cool stories. I would recommend this trip to anyone who wants a fun and comfortable trip with some great scenery/conversation along the way.
Written 5 August 2020
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Maossie T
Appreciate your comments and I really enjoyed the conversations too. It makes the day so much for fun / enjoyable for everyone eh?
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Leona
1 contribution
Amazing Experience
Aug 2020
Gary was a very friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable host. The mini-coach was super comfortable, had Wifi and USB charging ports that was great for charging my phone after all the photos I took. It was lovely to have food and drinks provided which were yummy and well timed. As promised I was amazed by the incredible scenery from farmlands on the Canterbury Plains, braided rivers, mountain lakes, the snow topped mountains of the Southern Alps, to the highlights of the Good Shepherd Church on Lake Tekapo, Aoraki Mt Cook and the Tasman Glacier and Lake. It was a very long but full day with memories I will treasure. Thanks Gary & Maossie Tours
Written 4 August 2020
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Maossie T
It was great to have you along and I really enjoyed our conversations as well
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Atrocious service
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Lovely people Lovely scenery
What a spectacular trip this was. We were picked up from our hotel and given an amazing tour of the local area on t
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Highly recommended to all
I have joined a few tours in New Zealand operated by different companies, Maossie Tour was the best tour operator.
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An unforgettable experience!
A huge thank you to Nichole and Gray for such an amazing and personalised tour! They are extremely knowledgeable an
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Great views, good information, good food and great care
We enjoyed the trip beginning to end. Both Gary and Nicole were welcoming and extremely knowledgeable. The food wa
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Great food, facts & furry friends w/ our family of four
Toured with Gary and Nicole on our second full day in Christchurch. They treated our family of four in VIP style, f
Sheedy2001
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Thank you!
Had a great time on your tour! Learned lots about the history of New Zealand, saw lots of cool sites, visited some
Beverly S
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Best tour on our vacation
We had already taken the Mt Cook tour with Gary and Nicole earlier in the week, and were looking forward very much
Desiree D
Desiree D
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Mt. Cook Day Trip....LOVED it
The long trip to Mt. Cook was fantastic thanks to Gary and Nicole. Their van was comfy with wifi, chargers, water
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Fantasy, History & Culture all in one day
We just returned from a really great day with Nicole, Gary and Maossie tours. As guides, they knew lots about the r
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Another excellent trip!
Back in Christchurch and booked in again for another trip with Gary and Nicole- top notch hospitality as always! Th
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