Akaroa to Aoraki Mount Cook & Lord of the Rings country
From your cruise ship there is really only one way you will get to see Aoraki Mount Cook in one day and that is by helicopter. Fly from Akaroa over Christchurch City and journey on over the Canterbury Plains towards Lord of the Rings country. Take in the views of high alpine glaciers and the Southern Alps. We will land on the snow in the Lieberg Dome before continuing on to the HERMITAGE HOTEL for optional lunch and a visit to the SIR EDMUND HILLARY CENTRE. We return to Akaroa via the Hydro schemes of Tekapo and once again the flat Canterbury Plains and farmlands.
Allow 2.5 hours flying time plus time for lunch