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There are 2 ways to get from Mount Cook Village to Lake Tekapo by car or shuttle

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Drive

  1. Drive from Mount Cook Village to Lake Tekapo

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Shuttle

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Mt Cook Lodge and Motels to Tekapo
Mount Cook Village → Lake Tekapo
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lake Tekapo is 0800 358 5453.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Lake Tekapo is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Lake Tekapo is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 3 Aug 2022
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The cost-effective way to get from Mount Cook Village to Lake Tekapo is to drive, which costs $28 - $45 and takes 1h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Mount Cook Village to Lake Tekapo is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 1h 10m.

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The distance between Mount Cook Village and Lake Tekapo is 43 km. The road distance is 103.6 km.

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The best way to get from Mount Cook Village to Lake Tekapo without a car is to shuttle which takes 2h 13m and costs $35 - $40.

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It takes approximately 1h 10m to drive 103.6 km from Mount Cook Village to Lake Tekapo.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mount Cook Village to Lake Tekapo is 104 km. It takes approximately 1h 10m to drive from Mount Cook Village to Lake Tekapo.

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There are eight+ hotels available in Lake Tekapo. Prices start at $150 NZD per night.

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Map of how to get from Mount Cook Village to Lake Tekapo.
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  • Distance: 42.7 km
  • Duration: 1h 10m

What companies run services between Mount Cook Village, New Zealand and Lake Tekapo, New Zealand?

You can drive from Mount Cook Village to Lake Tekapo in around 1h 10m.

Bus operators
The Cook Connection
Phone
+64 21 583 211
Email
travel@cookconnect.co.nz
Website
cookconnect.co.nz
Shuttle from Mt Cook Lodge and Motels to Tekapo
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $40
Schedules at
cookconnect.co.nz
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cookconnect.co.nz

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