Fly to either Christchurch or Queenstown (Tekapo is midway between) and then take the bus or a rental car from there. See options below. Lake Tekapo is a 3 hour drive south from Christchurch, or a 3-hour drive north from Queenstown.
Air New Zealand will be trialling a new Christchurch/Mt Cook/Queenstown route in the summer of 2012-2013. The service will operate for six weeks between 23 December 2012 and 27 January 2013. The 40-minute service between Christchurch and Mt Cook will operate three times a week, timed to connect with the arrival into Christchurch of the direct service from Tokyo and other morning services into Christchurch from domestic airports such as Auckland, Rotorua and Wellington. The service will be operated by Air New Zealand subsidiary airline Mt Cook Airline utilising a 68-seat ATR aircraft.
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Pick up and drop offs available from Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown.
NB: These timetables were updated 28/11/12. Please check times with operator. Alpine Recreation accepts no liability for incorrect times.
www.nakedbus.com | Ph: 0900 NAKED
On-line booking service throughout New Zealand. $1 fares available if you book early.
Christchurch 9.00am, Tekapo 1.10pm - 1.40pm, Wanaka 4.30, Queenstown 6.00pm
Queenstown 8.30am, Wanaka 10.15am, Tekapo 1.10pm - 1.40pm, Christchurch 5.35pm
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Christchurch City 9.00am, Christchurch Airport 9.30am, Tekapo 1.10pm - 1.40pm, Wanaka 4.30pm, Queenstown 6.00pm
Queenstown 8.30am, Wanaka 10.15am, Tekapo 1.10pm - 1.40pm, Christchurch City 5.05pm, Christchurch Airport 5.25pm