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Lake Tekapo Snowsports Tour

For an authentic cultural experience and the best scenery that New Zealand has to offer, look no further than Lake Tekapo. Located in the heart of the Southern Alps, Lake Tekapo is the perfect base to access Roundhill Ski Area, Mt Dobson Ski Area and Ohau Ski Area. The nearby Roundhill Ski area is perfect for beginners and intermediates with an enormous beginners area and long groomed runs.

On the slopes, students will be amazed by sweeping views across the lake and the Mackenzie Basin. Lake Tekapo village has a friendly atmosphere and is nestled underneath spectacular mountains. It is the perfect hub to explore Mackenzie Country and it’s many exciting adventures activities. By night, Lake Tekapo is an internationally renowned location for stargazing and astronomy, as part of the UNESCO Dark Sky Reserve.

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8 Days
Highlights
Roundhill and Mt Dobson Ski AreasEarth & Sky Astronomy TourSir Edmund Hillary Alpine CentreHooker Valley HikeInternational Antarctic Centre
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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Australia | New Zealand
  • Departure Begin your journey to Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Welcome to New Zealand Touch down in Christchurch and meet your private coach driver.
  • On the move Board your private coach and transfer to your hotel in Lake Tekapo. Enjoy dinner at the hotel.
Day 2 Lake Tekapo
  • Breakfast
  • Mornings on the mountain Discover the mountain during your first lesson at Roundhill Ski Fields.
  • Lunch Enjoy lunch at Roundhill base lodge cafe.
  • Afternoon snowsports Head back out to the slopes and carve your way down the mountain in your afternoon free time.
  • Ice Skating Have fun ice skating at Lake Tekapo's international sized skating rink.
  • Dinner
Day 3 Roundhill Snowsports
  • Breakfast
  • Morning lesson Enjoy another snowsports lesson at altitude at the Roundhill Ski Area.
  • Lunch Enjoy lunch at Roundhill base lodge cafe.
  • Afternoon snowsports Ski or snowboard with your friends whilst taking in views of the Southern Alps.
  • Dinner
  • Hot Springs Soak and relax in style, at the famous Tekapo hot springs.
Day 4 Aoraki Mt Cook
  • Breakfast
  • On the move Depart to Cook Village, under the towering peaks of Aoraki / Mt Cook.
  • Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre Learn about mountains and alpine climbing at the interactive museum and theatre near Aoraki / Mt Cook, the tallest mountain in New Zealand.
  • Lunch Enjoy lunch with incredible views of the Southern Alps.
  • Take a hike Hike the Hooker Valley Track to view the Hooker Glacier Lake and surrounding peaks. This easy to moderate grade hike offers breathtaking views as the trail undulates to the iceberg filled Glacier Lake.
  • Optional activity - Glacier Explorers Boat Trip Explore New Zealand's largest glacier by boat and learn about it's history and relationship with climate change from the experts.
  • Dinner
Day 5 Roundhill Snowsports
  • Breakfast
  • Mornings on the mountain Perfect your turns during a snowsports lesson.
  • Lunch Enjoy lunch at Roundhill base lodge cafe.
  • Afternoon snowsports Experiment with new and creative movements on the slopes in an afternoon of free time to ride.
  • Snow tubing Climb aboard the magic carpet and experience the rush of tubing down the 150 meter snow-filled slope.
  • Dinner
Day 6 Mt Dobson Snowsports
  • Breakfast
  • Mornings on the mountain Board the coach to Mt Dobson Ski Area and navigate the mountain during your lesson.
  • Lunch Enjoy lunch at The Foote Rest Cafe with views of Mt Dobson above.
  • Afternoon activities Ski or snowboard with your friends whilst taking in views of the Southern Alps.
  • Dinner
  • Church of the Good Shepherd Visit the iconic Church of the Good Shephard, a memorial to the pioneers of the Mackenzie Country with spectacular views of the Southern Alps.
Day 7 Mt Dobson Snowsports
  • Breakfast
  • Mornings on the mountain Enjoy your last lesson with your expert instructor.
  • Lunch Enjoy lunch at The Foote Rest Cafe with views of Mt Dobson above.
  • Afternoon activities Ski or snowboard with your friends whilst taking in views of the Southern Alps.
  • Earth and Sky Astronomy Tour Visit the world’s southernmost optical research facility and learn about our incredible universe from knowledgeable guides at the Mt St John Observatory above Lake Tekapo.
  • Dinner
Day 8 New Zealand | Australia
  • Breakfast
  • On the move Transfer to Christchurch via coach.
  • International Antarctic Centre Discover life in the extreme polar regions of our planet. See how ice flows and forms sheets and learn how Antarctic animals have adapted to survive. With 4D shows, interactive displays and a ride on the amazing, all terrain amphibious vehicle, this is an unforgettable experience!
  • Departure Board your flight and begin your journey back to Australia.

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