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CCH to lake Tekapo to CCH

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CCH to lake Tekapo to CCH

Can this round trip be done in a day with two drivers? Not really sure how far it is one way.

Thanks :)

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1. Re: CCH to lake Tekapo to CCH

Hi,

Yes but why?

Cheers,

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2. Re: CCH to lake Tekapo to CCH

Because it sounds like a wonderful place to visit, but we need to be based in CCH for an upcoming trip.

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3. Re: CCH to lake Tekapo to CCH

drive times

http://maps.aa.co.nz/

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4. Re: CCH to lake Tekapo to CCH

Hi,

If you look at the drive times provided by WLnz, (what no itinerary :-), you wil see that whilst it is quite possible you will be doing nothing much but driving.

IMHO there are plenty of other day trips out of Christchurch that will allow you to enjoy a visit the trip to Lake Tekapo doesn't become scenic until Burkes Pass IME. Hanmer Springs et al are much closer.

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Yes, Tekapo is beautiful, but the drive across the plains is quite boring and long and you'll be doing that twice in one day to get to Tekapo. If you can go for two days and get to Mt Cook as well it would be worth it. For a day trip from Christchurch with lakes and alpine scenery, I think you'd get more bang for your buck going to the Ashburton Lakes and Mt Sunday. Less driving, more sightseeing.

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6. Re: CCH to lake Tekapo to CCH

Even Arhturs Pass would be a more scenic day trip.

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