Join us as we track south from Christchurch towards Aoraki-Mt Cook via SH1, paralleling the mighty Southern Alps as far as the Rangitata River before turning inland towards the South Canterbury town of Geraldine for our first stop.
Getting ever closer to the Southern Alps we admire the spectacular views as first Lake Tekapo and then Lake Pukaki, both with their pale blue-green glacier fed waters, come into view with their mountainous backdrops. Naturally we have to stop at both locations to fully absorb the ambience of the scenery, not to mention the outlook from Lake Tekapo’s Church of the Good Shepherd.
Turning off at Lake Pukaki we penetrate deep into the Southern Alps, with the Ben Ohau range on our left, and the waters of Pukaki on our right, to the very heart of New Zealand’s premiere alpine region before reaching our goal in the Aoraki-Mt Cook National Park village.
Explore one or two of the short walks accessible from the village, enjoy a great lunch with fantastic views at the famous Hermitage Hotel before exploring more of the local area. If time permits we also visit the Tasman Glacier view points
All good things must come to an end though, and all too soon we depart for Christchurch, however there are still a few amazing sights to be had along the way!
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- Photography tuition (if required)
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