From Queenstown: Mount Cook Small Group Adventure

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From Queenstown: Mount Cook Small Group Adventure

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Enjoy a fully guided tour from Queenstown to the majestic Aoraki/Mt Cook (New Zealand's tallest mountain) and the surrounding area. This tour is not to be missed, featuring the Southern Alps, stunning lakes, adventure, history, myths, and more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration: 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Booklets
English
Pickup included
Hotel Pick ups start 15 minutes before the tour time. Please check your pick up time in tour information to ensure you do not miss your pickup. You will be picked up in a minibus with Cheeky Kiwi Travel Sign-writing on it. No refunds given for no show passengers.

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience Mt Cook Village and all the activities it has to offer
  • Enjoy the beautiful sight of Lake Pukaki
  • Visit Tasman Glacier, the longest glacier in New Zealand
  • Discover the tussock covered mountains of Lindis Pass
Full description
At 3724m, Aoraki/Mt Cook is by no means among the world’s tallest but with the nearby Mt Cook village just 750m above sea-level, the mountain can be viewed without any acclimatization whatsoever, and so this tour is perfect for people of all levels of fitness. The guided tour begins with pickups in Queenstown and Frankton, before you then travel through the stunning Kawarau gorge to Cromwell. After making a comfort stop in the quaint township of Omarama (where you have the option to taste one of the best creamy chicken pies in New Zealand), you climb your way through Lindis Pass, one of only 3 alpine roads through the otherwise impassable Southern Alps. As you exit the Pass, you may catch glimpses of the mighty mountain itself; but before arriving there is much more to see, including what many consider one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Lake Pukaki is one of the bluest lakes you will ever see, and is framed by the backdrop of Aoraki and its brothers in the Southern Alps. The location of several scenes from the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Lake Pukaki is a destination in and of itself. You soon pass the delta where the mountain’s various rivers, creeks and streams converge to form the lake, and the mountain continues to grow steadily in stature and grandeur until the shear scale of the view makes you feel powerless. Arriving at the alpine village of Mt Cook and the Hermitage - home of the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre - you now have the freedom to explore in whatever way suits your energy levels and budget. Please select the activity you would like to include during the booking process, which are at an additional charge.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off at select hotels
  • Professionally guided tour with entertainment
  • Snacks and Wi-Fi on board
  • Price of optional activities at Mt Cook
  • Child safety seats, which are available to rent for 50 NZD
  • Food
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear

Know before you go

  •  New Zealand weather is unpredictable at any time of the year. Whilst you'll be warm inside the bus, dress or prepare for all seasons
  • Wear walking shoes or boots with good grip soles that can cope with a bit of mud in wet conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 31 reviews

Review summary

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  • Organization
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  • Value for money
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Super fun & super sunny. Great size group & enthusiastic driver. Was an early morning but totally worth it! Picture stops were fantastic & food stops were cute (lambs!) Didn’t know what to expect re Hooker Valley Track but was super doable & breathtaking! Would 100% redo this route. Great for solo travellers & couples.

November 14, 2020

The whole travel was stress free with amazing views all throughout the journey. The blue colour of lake pukaki is incredible, however the mount cook and other mountain ranges around made it perfect, as well as the short walk to hooker track that offers heaps of spots where you can relax and appreciate the glacier with the sound falling ice from afar. I bet everyone who visited wants to go back, including myself. Plus the tour guide is cheeky and friendly who knows what to say and also considerative to grant request like when we stop at the side of the road just down the mount cook village for photos.

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October 25, 2020

Definitely a must-do for people who enjoy walking/hiking in nature. On a sunny day, in particular, the views you get are just breathtaking. The bus is quite small and some of the roads can be quite windy, however, so people who are tall, have back pains etc., might find the ride uncomfortable. Also, there are 3 swing bridges at Mt. Cook--they are safe of course, but my friend who is a bit afraid of heights had some trouble crossing them. Our guide Callum was organised, helpful and full of energy. Overall, a great trip.

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February 12, 2020

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