3 days in Lake Tekapo, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) & Akaroa Itinerary

3 days in Lake Tekapo, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) & Akaroa Itinerary

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Lake Tekapo
— Few hours
2
Mt. Cook Village
— Few hours
3
Akaroa
— 1 night

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Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo
Located in a UNESCO Dark Sky Reserve, Lake Tekapo offers evenings of stargazing and days of long walks.
On the 2nd (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Good Shepherd and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tekapo.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lake Tekapo holiday maker tool.

Bangkok, Thailand to Lake Tekapo is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to New Zealand Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Mt. Cook Village.

Things to do in Lake Tekapo

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Lake Tekapo
Lake Tekapo
The Church of the Good Shepherd ©
The Church of the Good Shepherd

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Mt. Cook Village

Mt. Cook Village ©
Siting under towering peaks of New Zealand's highest mountain, Mt.
Aoraki/Mt. Cook has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): hike along Kea Point Track and then head outdoors with Aoraki/Mt. Cook.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mt. Cook Village trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lake Tekapo to Mt. Cook Village takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Akaroa.

Things to do in Mt. Cook Village

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Kea Point Track
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Aoraki/Mt. Cook ©
Aoraki/Mt. Cook
Kea Point Track ©
Kea Point Track

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Akaroa

Akaroa
The French heritage and colonial architecture of Akaroa has broad appeal to anthropologists, historians, architects--and just about anyone with an eye for beautiful, historical buildings and a palate for fine dining.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Akaroa trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Mt. Cook Village to Akaroa takes 5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Akaroa

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure
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