Christchurch Tours
Christchurch to Queenstown Day Tour Via Lake Tekapo and Mt Cook

Christchurch to Queenstown Day Tour Via Lake Tekapo and Mt Cook

By Cheeky Kea Ltd
per adult
Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 5-99, max of 16 per group
Duration: 13h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
Written guide
Print or digital reading material such as a guide, map, brochure, etc.
: German, Italian, French, Spanish

  • Pick up and Drop off
  • Doc concession
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Eco friendly bottled water is supplied
  • Pre packed lunch is provided
  • Local snacks are included onboard throughout the day - get the full Kiwi experience.
  • WiFi on board
  • USB seat charging
What's not included
  • Activities such as helicopter and boat rides

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Christchurch Bus Interchange, Corner of Lichfield St and, Colombo Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
    Please wait ready for collection at the bus stop on Lichfield Street outside the bus exchange. If you put Christchurch Bus Interchange intercity stop into google maps this will give you the correct location. Pick up time is at 06:25am
Pickup details
  • For a smooth pick-up process please be waiting at your selected pick-up location at least 5 minutes before your scheduled pick-up time. Your vehicle may be delayed due to previous pickups. Please be patient and wait 10 minutes before calling the office. Our drivers cannot wait for late customers. No show / late customers will not be refunded. We only pick up from locations that have a pickup noted. Please make sure you have let us know your pickup location. For hotel pickups please be waiting at or Infront of reception. Pick up times are as follows 6:18 Sudima City 6:20 Crowne Plaza 6:23 Distinction Christchurch 6:24 Christchurch City Hotel 6:25 Bus Interchange Intercity Stop (Litchfield Street) 6:27 Breakfree 6:29 Rydges 6:31 Urbanz 6:33 Fino 6:35 The George 6:37 Hotel Give
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Port pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
    • Lyttelton Port of Christchurch, 41 Chapmans Road, Hillsborough, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
    • Queenstown, New Zealand
      Sit back and relax while we whisk you down to Queenstown to continue your New Zealand adventure. From Mt Cook this service is operated by Cheeky Kiwi Travel

    • Infant seats available
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Pushchair accessible
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 312127P3

    • 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 16 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 312127P3

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    About the operator
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    • Cheeky Kea Ltd
      Christchurch, New Zealand
      Joined in August 2018
    • trishadepasquale
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Book now. Don’t hesitate!
      This tour is fantastic and our guide, Clive, did an excellent job. He was so patient and knowledgable. I loved this tour and am so happy we booked it! Thank you, Cheeky Kea and Clive, for giving us memories that will last a lifetime!
      Written 12 June 2024
    • BoardingPass782208
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly recommend
      Special mention to Diane- our driver n guide who made our journey so special n amazing. She was so patient n gave us some extra time to rxplore Tasman Glaciers which we would not normally have experienced.
      Written 11 June 2024
    • Malcolm M
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent trip to Mt Cook and Lakes
      Excellent trip to Mt Cook and Lake areas. Diane, our driver/guide was great 👍 very informative and interesting. We lucked out as the weather was very good. Lunch provided was good as well. Highly recommend 👌
      Written 11 June 2024
    • Jo-Anne P
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The king tour
      Amazing tour! Joseph made sure we were looked after up to transfer in Mt Cook. My kids super adored him! Thanks for the tour and for looking after us.
      Written 27 May 2024
    • juliek414
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great scenery, great driver!
      Joseph our driver was very accommodating. He was an accomplished driver and at no time did I feel unsafe. The country side was beautiful and I would recommend this tour, even though it was a lot of driving!!
      Written 27 April 2024
    • KhairilC
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great trip Will our guide was super friendly and accommodating. View along the journey was amazing. Will definitely do again
      Written 23 April 2024
    • J4160OIjuliam
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great variety in a day
      Van was comfortable, and drinks with snacks were appreciated. Lunch was ok but not great. Guide was engaging and personal. Selection of stops was nice. They could have been shorter but I know timing was important. A good day in general. Food on train was pretty sad though.
      Written 20 April 2024
    • Nicole S
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highlight of My Trip to the South Island
      WOW just wow, without a doubt the best experience of my trip to New Zealand. My group just happened to be all girls my age, and the tour operator matched our energy to the max. He gave us plenty of time in each destination and took so many pictures for us. This tour was so fun and provided SO much food. Every time we’d leave the van and come back there was a new snack bag. The bakery was so cute, eclectic, and yummy! You definitely get your bang for your buck. If you do one tour in the South Island, make it this one.
      Written 24 March 2024
    • 642rajc
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mt Cook
      A beautiful place to visit a must for trekking and view . Unfortunately we were passing through could not stay longer . We stopped at the cafe for lunch and watched beautiful view from the balcony
      Written 23 March 2024
    • H9027VXnikkih
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Well organised and a great day out seeing some amazing places.
      Our guide, Willem, was great, he was very informed and friendly. It was a lovely group too - it wasn't too big to be impersonal like some tours can be. The places we saw were fantastic, wonderful views and Willem had some great stories too. The train ride back was also awesome, even though it was running late and Willem met us at the other end to make sure we were dropped off safely at our stops, despite the lateness of the train. Well organised and well worth it.
      Written 22 March 2024
    • Maps62053285355
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      five stars !
      My first trip to NZ. This has been delightful experience. Beautiful views, just the right amount of hikes and rests (some of us also did a jet ski boating along the way -- super fun!). The guide Clive was experienced, knowledgable, friendly... Highly recommend !
      Written 19 March 2024
    • julie080556
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful Mt Cook.
      The trip was amazing and the guide very informative and happy. Saw a couple small avalanches which was exciting. Great way to see the country as well as Mt Cook. Love New Zealand
      Written 6 March 2024
    • 927hannam
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Long drive but amazing views
      Great tour for everyone who doesn't want to drive themselves for long distances. Few stops along the way and at a lovely bakery. The hike is about 2 hours and has amazing views! Absolutely worth it! You should be ok with walking over swaying brides though. The tour guide offered some interesting insights into NZ and the area. The provided lunch was good and gluten-free options were available.
      Written 5 March 2024
    • gabor1028
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A very enjoyable trip
      We took the Arthur’s Pass daytrip with the TranzApline train on the return leg. Clive is a very informative, knowledgable guide. Really liked his relaxed, unhurried style. The lunchpacks were brilliant and they catered for our veggie diet. The minibus was also very comfortable to travel in. I have no hesitation in recommending this travel company. Keep up the good work guys.
      Written 4 March 2024
    • lynnfarrellswain
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awe inspiring countryside, best day ever!
      Highly recommend this trip with Cheeky Kea. Clive, our guide, was terrific! There were four of us on this day long tour to Arthurs Pass. He queried us as to what we hoped to see, custom tailored it for us, and made this day really special. We were mostly interested in seeing the countryside and he did not disappoint. Clive, a New Zealand native, was extremely knowledgeable and great at explaining the history, geology, topography and present day changes in the area. He fielded all the questions we peppered him with and made our entire day really enjoyable and carefree. Our first stop was the best meat pie shop you can imagine, for morning coffee and a pie, yum! We headed to the town of Springfield and the Waimakariri River, where the alpine jet boats were located. Due to time constraints on our cruise departure time, we went into the jet boat museum and shop only. We then needed to do a little exercise and stopped at Castle Hill, a limestone rock formed area, where we hiked a loop trail around the limestone boulders. The scenery was outstanding, meadows, ice-fed mountain lakes, mountain ranges, including ski areas, and rivers all the way to Arthurs Pass. We did a brief stop at the awe inspiring Otira Gorge Lookout for pictures, truly a spectacular view and an engineering marvel. Next stop was the Devil's Punch bowl hike near to Arthur's Pass village, where we could either have a bit of lunch or walk up to the waterfall. The views were not disappointing and really special. We then headed back to town to catch our shuttle to the ship. Clive made sure we were not late, which made our entire day stress free. Cheeky Kea's clean, comfortable, air-conditioned van was perfect for taking in all the sites. We appreciated our"goody" bags with water and local snacks to eat along the way. This tour, with Clive, was definitely one of our best tours on our 16 day trip!
      Written 4 March 2024
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