My Aoraki Mount Cook Tour from Christchurch gives you an opportunity to see a huge range of landscapes from the Canterbury Plains, through the rolling pastures of Geraldine and then up into the Alpine Tussock around Lake Tekapo through to the permanent snow Alpine Scenery of Aoraki Mount Cook National Park where you can see the true magnificence of the highest mountain in New Zealand.
We will stop for a homemade morning tea at The Church of the Good Shepherd beside the turquoise blue waters of Lake Tekapo. However everything on my tour is flexible according to your wishes, the weather, the stopping points.
We will then drive up into the Alpine wonderland of the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park as the Glaciers and permanent snow comes closer and closer. Enjoy a two course homemade picnic lunch in a scenic location of your choice. Whilst in the National Park you can go for a short walk up the Hooker Valley track to the Mueller Viewpoint or take the opportunity to go on a Scenic Flight (optional), or just relax and enjoy the magnificent views from The Hermitage or join a boat cruise on the Glacial Lake (optional) at the foot of Mount Cook.
Lunch is a homemade picnic which consists of two courses and will be tailored to suit guests wishes. Typically it is homemade bread and soup , followed by a main course of quiche pie (salmon /bacon) and salad with herb tea, tea or coffee to conclude. Option to enjoy fresh salmon Japanese style if you wish.
Summer option would be fresh berries and yoghurt, cheesecake or fruit. Fruit juice served with the meal.
If you prefer there is of course the option to have lunch at The Hermitage Hotel at Mount Cook.
Optional Scenic Flight from Lake Tekapo – Glentanner Airport 20 kms before Mount Cook village.
Ski Plane flight landing on the Tasman Glacier from Mount Cook Airport.
Another option is to join the Glacier Explorer Tour which gives you a pretty up close look from a boat at the terminal lake of the Tasman Glacier directly below Mount Cook itself.