Magical Mount Cook Aoraki

From Christchurch to Christchurch
  • Canterbury & Upper South Island
  • Otago & Alpine Region
  • Luxury
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Tour Description

Discover one of New Zealands most beautiful regions, Aoraki Mount Cook. With snow capped mountains and glacieral lakes, you will be in absolute awe of the landscapes that surround this area.

You will self drive to Mount Cook passing the stunning glacial Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki, stopping at the Church of the Good Shepherd along the way. During your time here you can enjoy one of the most incredible star gazing experiences and even get a view of Mount Cook from above by helicopter. This getaway, will be full of overwhelming natural beauty!

Viva's Best Bits...

"Your lodge is located in the middle of the largest International Dark Sky Reserve, if the weather behaves you will have fab views of the milky way, southern cross and more! Ersan, Team Viva

On the ridgeline behind Lakestone Lodge is the Pukaki Kettlehole Track - a spectualar 1 hour walk to get amazing views of Lake Pukaki and the Alps...or take the easy option and enjoy the view from your accommodation itself!

With two helipads on the property, Lakestone Lodge is the ideal place from which to enjoy a scenic helicopter flight around Aoraki/Mt Cook (New Zealand's highest mountain at 3,724m) and the Tasman Glacier

Tour Itinerary

Customisable ? This tour can be customised to suit your tastes and timing. Enquire here for more information.
Day 1
Christchurch Mount Cook Aoraki

Pick up your car hire from Christchurch airport, before departing to Mount Cook. Along the way you will pass through stunning scenery, including Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki. This evening dinner is included and cooked by the inhouse chef. After dinner head out for a guided night sky viewing and gaze up at the stunning star filled sky.

Day 2
Mount Cook Aoraki

Today after breakfast you will get a different point of view of Mount Cook by heading on a scenic heli flight and taking in the beautiful stunning landscapes. You have the rest of the day leisure, to drive around and hike the many different tracks in the area, Mount Cook is just and endless array of beauty.

Day 3
Mount Cook Aoraki Christchurch

After breakfast you will depart your luxury lodge and drive back to Christchurch, this time stopping at The Peel Forest Park Scenic Reserve and Rakaia Gorge Walkway.

What’s Included

  • Included Copy 20 2 nights at Lakestone Luxury Lodge
  • Included Copy 20 2 breakfast
  • Included Copy 20 1 dinner
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Night sky viewing experience *note, not available full moon period
  • Included Copy 20 Rental car ex Christchurch airport
  • Included Copy 20 Scenic Heli flight
  • Included Copy 31 Add on an extended heli flight to Milford Sound or Franz Josef Glacier
  • Included Copy 31 Spoil yourself with spa treatment (additional)
  • Included Copy 31 Tailor make this package - add on extra nights, add on a cycle tour, or head further south

Rental Car


  • Included Stunning vistas: turquoise waters of Lake Pukaki looking directly north to Aoraki/Mt Cook
  • Included Milky way viewing & star gazing with a night sky experience programme
  • Included Scenic heli flight over Mount Cook Aoraki & Tasman Glacier
  • Included Self drive around turquoise lakes (lake Tekapo & Pukaki), and alpine scenery
  • Included Dine extremely well - the chef delights in showcasing local cuisine
  • Included Drive to Mount Cook village to explore, photograph, or take a stunning hike
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3 days

Price from

$916 USD

Per person, sharing

including GST

Daily Departures