Running Friday – Monday for a minimum of four customers.
On this full day 12-hour tour you’ll experience the unique alpine landscapes of the Southern Alps as you travel with us from Queenstown through Mackenzie Country and into Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, home to snow-capped mountains, impressive glaciers and New Zealand’s highest peak, Aoraki Mt Cook (‘Cloud Piercer’).
Departing from Queenstown at 7.30am, start the tour off with pick up from your Queenstown accommodation in one of our premium vehicles. Travel in comfort and style in a Mercedes van fully equipped with panoramic windows for superior viewing with complimentary wifi and bottled water so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the stunning scenery.
Our first stop is Cromwell, ‘Fruit Bowl of the South’ and its large fruit sculptures before heading through the dramatic Lindis Pass. After a brief stop in the quaint village of Omarama to get a snack or food to takeaway for lunch in Mt Cook we’ll make our way along Lake Pukaki’s bright turquoise waters before entering Aokari Mount Cook National Park.
On arrival, take a walk to Lake Mueller for a close-up view of Mt Sefton’s glaciers or take the chance to experience one of the incredible activities Mt Cook has to offer. Choose to experience a Heli Hike on the Tasman Glacier, a scenic ski plane or helicopter flight, glacier explorer boat trip on the Tamsan Glacier Lake or hike the Hooker Valley track for incredible views of Aoraki. We’ll then return to Queenstown stopping at High Country Salmon Farm in Twizel for fish feeding (if time allows) and a brief stop in Omarama to get afternoon tea or refreshments.
Altitude Mt Cook tours are limited to a maximum of 19 passengers, ensuring small groups so everyone can enjoy the best New Zealand hospitality that we have to offer as well as enjoying lots of fun and informative commentary from your local guide and plenty of off-the-beaten-track visits away from the crowds.
We offer one-way transport options for $150 from Queenstown to Mt Cook, or Mt Cook to Queenstown (can be booked each way for return transport) if you want to spend more time in the incredible Aoraki Mt Cook National Park.
Please note activities are an additional cost and weather dependent. Minimum numbers apply.
Experience Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park from the air with New Zealand’s only ski plane operator. Enjoy an incredible scenic flight along the Tasman Valley and over the ice formations of the Hochstetter Icefall before landing on the Tasman Glacier itself.
From $399 per person.
Perfect for those looking to experience snow, the thrill of a helicopter ride and the beautiful landscapes of Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park. Fly over peaks of the Southern Alps and before a snow landing in the mountains.
From $280 per person.
Experience an incredible scenic heli flight above the national park and onto the Tasman Glacier for an epic hiking adventure. Equipped with glacier boots and crampons, explore New Zealand’s largest glacier with a 2 hour hike with a professional, experienced guide.
From $499 per person.
Start with a 25 minute alpine walk through the National Park to Tasman Lake for a 60 minute boat cruise around the glacial lake. Learn about this incredible landscape and the forces that shape it while getting up close to the glacier and the icebergs within the lake.
From $99 per person
Fly Back to Queenstown
Enjoy a scenic flight by fixed-wing plane or helicopter back to Queenstown. Fly over the Southern Alps and the extraordinary mountains of this region.
From $599 per person.
Explore Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park on foot including the Hooker Valley Track, one of New Zealand’s best day hikes. Learn more about the region and its history at the Sir Edmund Hilary Alpine Centre.
Extend your visit to Mt Cook with an overnight stay at historic Hermitage Hotel. Located in Mt Cook Village, the Hermitage is the perfect base to explore Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park. Stay overnight or even a few nights before rejoining our tour or choose a scenic flight back to Queenstown.
From $175 per night.
Experience the unique alpine landscapes of the Southern Alps travelling from Queenstown through Mackenzie Country and into Aoraki Mount Cook National Park in a luxury Mercedes van.