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Scenic Tours

Mt Cook Scenic Tour

ADULT
From NZD $229
CHILD (2-12YRS)
From NZD $119
DURATION
Full Day

Experience the unique landscapes of the Southern Alps as you travel to Mt Cook on this scenic tour.

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  • Glacier Lake with Icebergs in Mt Cook
  • Hooker Valley Track in Mt Cook
  • Scenic drive to Aoraki Mt Cook
  • Hermitage at Mt Cook
  • Embark on an adventure with a billion star rating.

    Running Friday and Sunday for a minimum of four customers.

    On this full day Mt Cook Tour from Queenstown (12-hours) 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 Aoraki Mount Cook National Park between 11:30am – 12pm.

    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 Tasman 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 16 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.

    Please note activities are an additional cost and weather dependent. Minimum numbers apply. From time to time we will depart at 7:00 am instead of 7:30 am to connect with specific Mt Cook activities. The Glacier Explorer boat trip won’t be operating between 1st July until 30th September 2021.

    Tour Overview.

    Mt Cook Scenic Tour

    ADULT
    From NZD $229
    CHILD (2-12YRS)
    From NZD $119
    Experience the unique landscapes of the Southern Alps as you travel to Mt Cook on this scenic tour.
    Full day from 7.30am - approximately 12 hours
    Luxury transfers from Queenstown accommodation or central Te Anau
    Complimentary bottled water & wifi

    Mt Cook Tour FAQ's

    The full day trip takes approximately 12 hours from Queenstown. This allows us to make plenty of stops enroute to ensure you enjoy the journey as well as getting to spend a few hours in Mt Cook doing sightseeing, walking or an activity of choice.

    A scenic flight or glacier heli hike are incredible activities to see the stunning mountains and glaciers from the air. In the summer months you can also do the Glacier Explorer boat trip on the Tasman Lake, seeing icebergs and the glacier up close. These activities must be pre booked.

    Yes! Two of the most popular walks are the Hooker Valley Track and the Tasman Glacier lookout, both great options for things to do on your Mt Cook day trip.

    Our minimum numbers are 4pax and maximum numbers are 14pax.

    There is no minimum age for this tour, it’s a great day out for kids seeing the beautiful scenery! It is of course a long day of travel which can be challenging for babies, and young children.

    Enroute we will stop at a cafe, and in Mt Cook there are some dining options at The Hermitage Hotel. If you’re hoping to do one of the walks you may like to bring your own lunch.

    We don’t want to give too much away! The drive from Queenstown to Mt Cook is stunning and there are plenty of scenic stops enroute, your guide knows the best spots and will choose these on the day.

    Yes! You’ll need to do one of the scenic flights, boats or walks to see the glacial lakes with icebergs.

    Yes! As per government guidelines vaccine passes will be required to attend this tour.

    TRANSPORT

    Travel in style

    Our Mercedes vans are fully equipped with panoramic windows for superior viewing with complimentary wifi, bottled water and videos onboard so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the stunning scenery.

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    Activity Add-ons.

    Activities are an additional cost and weather dependent. Minimum numbers apply.

    Mt Cook Ski Planes

    Scenic Helicopter Flights

    Heli Hike on Tasman Glacier

    Glacier Exploring

    Overnight stay at Hermitage Hotel