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Explore Mount Cook from Christchurch
"A short stop at either the Tin Shed (an old shearing shed selling discount sweaters) or at Barkers Winery for tastings of wines sauces and jams. Continuing through the foothills of the Southern Alps from Geraldine to Fairlie and through the MacKenzie Basin with its brown snowgrass-covered landscape which has an almost desert like aspect to Lake Tekapo. There is the opportunity to take an idyllic photograph of the Church of the Good Shepherd on Lake Tekapo with its backdrop of magnificent alpine scenery.Next it's onto Lake Pukaki where the Tasman Valley opens into the MacKenzie Basin with Mount Cook and the surrounding snow covered peaks in the background. Lunch is at the Hermitage in the Mount Cook National Park. Following lunch an alpine flight over the Na payable direct). Glacier landings by ski planes are also available (optional at additional cost payable direct).Next
From NZD360.00
 
Christchurch to Mount Cook One-Way Tour
"Depart Christchurch and travel through the rich pastoral farmland of the Canterbury Plains before heading inland to the small farming township of Geraldine for a morning tea break.Leaving Geraldine and its rolling green valleys the tour continues further inland as the road starts to climb and travel across the historic Burkes Pass. The views are breathtaking as you descend towards the stunning glacial fed Lake Tekapo. Visit the famous Church of the Good Shepherd standing in picturesque solitude on the foreshores of the lake.From Tekapo your coach will travel up the western side of Lake Pukaki at the foot of New Zealand's tallest mountain Mount Cook.As you arrive at the Mount Cook village you will be mesmerized by the alpine surroundings of this truly unique region. There are plenty of opportunities to explore the surrounding walking tracks or experience an ultimate scenic flight by helicopter or skiplane (scenic flights not included). please note accommodation should be pre-arranged
From NZD207.00
 
Christchurch to Queenstown via Mount Cook One-Way Tour
"On this fascinating one-way day trip from Christchurch to Queenstown via Mt Cook witness the majestic beauty that is the South Island. Leaving Christchurch in the morning travel through the fertile farmland of the Canterbury Plains and towards the shores of the stunning glacier-fed Lake Tekapo where you can view the solitary Church of the Good Shepherd.""""Experience the beauty and grandeur of the Southern Alps on a sightseeing day tour from Christchurch to Queenstown via Mt Cook. Take in the spectacular sights of the glacier-fed Lake Tekapo
From NZD294.00

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Farming in the High-country

Lake Tekapo is surrounded by farming stations thousands of hectares in size. The land that makes up these farms consists of both mountainous and low land areas.Glenmore Station on the western shores...
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Cass River and its Braided Bed

The Cass River flows through one of those fascinating braided river beds Canterbury is famous for. The river flows into Lake Tekapo on its western shore, about half way between Lake Tekapo township...
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Lake Tekapo and its Neighbours

-On this photo you can see Lake Tekapo’s neighbour lakes very well. The water (including peninsula) in the foreground is Lake Tekapo, the small one above is Lake McGregor, and again above that is Lake...
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The Hydro Canal from the Air

-There are two ways the water from Lake Tekapo can get to Lake Benmore (which is one of the storage lakes and power stations of the Waitaki River, further south-east). (The following info is taken...
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An Aerial View

An aerial view of Lake Tekapo township which is located at the southern end of the lake. It has about 315 permanent residents.At the moment quite some development and building is taking place, mostly...
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The Power Station and the Whitewater Kayak Course

-As beautiful as the lake is – we should not forget that it would not be there, had there not been the need to provide water to Canterbury. Lake Tekapo is a hydro lake, generating power.The...
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Sheepdog Monument

Border Collie dogs were introduced to the area in the 1800's byt the Scottish shepherds. Without these dogs the area could not have been farmed with any success. A memorial to the saviour of the...
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Church of the Good Shepherd

Situated on the edge of Lake Tekapo the church was built in 1935 and the first church built in the Mackenzie Basin. Because the Church of the Good Shepherd has caught the attention of the world,many...
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Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo is one of three lakes running almost parallel to each other. Lakes Pukaki and Ohau are the other two. Lake Tekapo is the second largest. It is fed by the waters of the Godley River and...
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Air Safaris

Air Safaris provide a fantastic flight titled " The Grand Traverse of Aoraki Mount Cook and the glaciers". I took a flight in 2001 and 2009. The flight in 2001 was in a small 5 seater plane, and that...
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Roundhill Ski Area

Roundhill is a lovely, family friendly skifield with a variety of terrain. The access road is gentle and no scary dropoffs at the side. A big plus for some people. Unlike many New Zealand skifields,...
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Mt John Observatory

Lake Tekapo is known for its pristine waters and the clear sky. That is why an observatory was built on Mt. John. It belongs to the University of Canterbury and was long closed to the public but in...
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