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Mothers Day Escape

We are excited to offer a new destination for our annual Mother’s Day weekend. The Hermitage Hotel is one of New Zealand’s iconic hotels and is privately family owned. The hotel is set in The Mt Cook National Park and on a clear day se. Mt Cook in all her glory. This weekend is an ideal intergenerational experience, with leisurely activities and active excursions available.

Your travel itinerary

Friday 06 May

Auckland – Christchurch – Mt Cook

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This morning depart Auckland on your Air New Zealand flight to Christchurch. On arrival in Christchurch transfer by luxury coach to Mt Cook. Enroute enjoy a break in Geraldine with its variety of shops, Barkers food and cafes. Travel on via Tekapo and along the shores of Lake Ohau to the Hermitage. Enjoy a welcome dinner tonight.

The Hermitage Hotel - Proudly New Zealand & family owned, the Hermitage Hotel, Aoraki/Mount Cook is an iconic hotel with a rich history spanning over 130 years. The Hermitage is the perfect base to explore the natural wonders of the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park  & unique activities whilst providing genuine kiwi hospitality. Your adventure begins here.

Saturday 07 May

Mt Cook

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Day to choose your own activities. Today we have left the evening for you to choose where and what time to eat.

Sunday 08 May

Mt Cook

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Day to choose your own activities. This evening your farewell dinner is included with the group.

Monday 09 May

Mt Cook – Christchurch – Auckland

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This morning depart The Hermitage hotel after breakfast. Enjoy a break in Geraldine and a meal at one of the cafes, browse Barkers Foods and the boutique shops along the main street. Continue into Christchurch airport for the return flight to Auckland.


  • Air NZ seat and bag airfare Auckland to Christchurch return
  • Luxury coach transfers to The Hermitage return
  • Three nights accommodation The Hermitage
  • Breakfast daily
  • Two dinners
  • Explorer Pass 
  • Pukekohe Travel Escort subject to 20pax travelling


Cost Per Person *
Auckland - Auckland
Twin ShareSingle 
   $1,454 $1,844

*This is a cash price. Credit cards will incur a 2% fee
*Itinerary and costs subject to change, airline and fuel charges and currency fluctuations prior to final payment


  • Items of personal expense
  • Activities at The Hermitage
  • Travel Insurance – please ask for a quote
  • Meals not specified

Booking Conditions

• A non-refundable deposit of $300 per person will secure a place on the tour
• Full payment is due no later than Friday 01 March 2022


• Deposit non-refundable
• All cancellation charges are on a per-person basis
• No refund will be made after 01 March 2022
• If this tour is cancelled due to Covid 19 government travel restrictions, and a refund is available, Pukekohe Travel reserves the right in addition to any supplier imposed amendment and cancellation fees, to charge a service and administrative fee of $300 per person

Travel Insurance

• We recommend cancellation insurance for our clients. Please ask for a quote

Optional Extras at Mt Cook

Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre
Your Explorer pass will enable you to visit the centre which features a 3D movie theatre, planetarium and museum – valid for the duration of your stay. You’ll find the museum showcasing the history of the Mount Cook region through transport, climbing, and pioneer extraordinaire, Sir Edmund Hillary himself.

Mt Cook Day Walks
For the more energetic walks are available, taking in some of the breath-taking views of the mountains and valleys. The Hooker Valley walk is the best. Unimog Tour $69 per person A two hour adventure accessing awe inspiring views over the Tasman Glacier and its huge marine wall in a 4WD unimog.

Scenic Helicopter Excursion – pay on the day
Tasman Glacier Experience (35 minutes) $365.00 per person
Take in the magnificent scenery of the Southern Alps, your helicopter trip includes incredible views of Aoraki/Mt Cook, a landing on the Tasman Glacier and a scenic flight over the Tasman Lake across to the mid Tasman Glacier.

Aoraki/Mt Cook Paradise (45 minutes) $465.00 per person
Discover the hidden treasures that reveal themselves within a world of snow, rock and ice. Fly the full length of the Tasman Glacier before landing on the glacier itself to get a feel for the scale and grandeur. You will fly right up to the very top of this glacier – which is New Zealand’s longest river of ice.

Aoraki/Mt Cook Ultimate (55 minutes) $565.00 per person
This really is the ultimate way to view the awe inspiring heights of Aoraki/Mt Cook. First the helicopter will circle New Zealand’s highest peak which is a never forgotten experience. Then you will fly over the famous West Coast glaciers of Fox and Franz Josef with sights of the wild ocean coastline of the West Coast. In addition this signature helicopter tour also includes a landing on the Tasman Glacier. In conclusionyou will leave with memories and photos to last a lifetime!

Health and Fitness

• To ensure the tour is enjoyable for the whole group, a reasonable standard of fitness is required and clients should be independently mobile.
• Mobility frames are not practical or permitted

Covid-19 Vaccination

  • All travelers must be fully vaccinated and be able to provide a copy of the Ministry of Health Vaccine Record Card with proof of your full Covid-19 vaccination. It is important that the date of vaccination of your final dose is at least 14 days before the tour departure date.

Terms and Conditions

  • For full terms and conditions please visit our website www.pukekohetravel.co.nz/termsandconditions or ask our tour consultant for a copy

Note: Pukekohe Travel reserves the right to correct errors and omissions on our website without recourse.
* Itinerary subject to change