Day trip

From Queenstown: Mount Cook Small Group Adventure

4.8 / 5

42 reviews

Activity provider: Cheeky Kiwi Travel

From Queenstown: Mount Cook Small Group Adventure

Activity provider: Cheeky Kiwi Travel
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From US$ 125.63 per person

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

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
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 selected hotels
  • Professionally guided tour with entertainment
  • Snacks
  • Price of optional activities at Mt Cook
  • Child safety seats (available to rent for 50 NZD)
  • Food
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

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
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Important information

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 42 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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I would like to share my experience in Spanish: Todo fue perfecto desde la puntualidad en la recogida, hasta el carisma del guía, realmente recomiendo este tour para aquellas personas que no tiene licencia de conducción o simplemente se quieren ahorrar la manejada( 6 horas en total 3 de ida y 3 de vuelta )

June 6, 2022

Excellent trip. Guide is a very knowledgeable ''funny fulla''. You will literally get the chance to visit every single tourist attraction, and have an experience much worthy than you had paid. I'm usually a late riser, but if it's Cheeky Kiwi's tour I will definitely get up at 5 a.m to make sure I ain't miss out.

June 5, 2022

Our day trip to Aoraki was easily the best day of our entire stay in Queenstown. Our guide Kreig’s commentary was informative and interesting and because we were a small group, it seemed more intimate. There were lots of stops on the way there and back for photo ops, the landscape of course was stunning so it was great that we were given multiple opportunities to stop and take it all in.

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January 3, 2021

Product ID: 208812