Mt Cook Day Tour from Queenstown

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

    The Mt Cook Tour from Queenstown is the ultimate way to experience the stunning alpine landscapes of New Zealand. With small group sizes and expert local guides, you’ll enjoy a personalized and unforgettable experience. As you travel through Mackenzie Country and into Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, you’ll witness some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. With plenty of off-the-beaten-track visits away from the crowds, you’ll get an insider’s view of this beautiful part of the country.

    Once you arrive in Mt Cook Village, you’ll have approximately 3.5 hours of free time to explore. Take a scenic helicopter ride, go on a glacier walk, or simply take in the stunning views from the village. Mt Cook is home to some of the highest peaks in the Southern Alps, including Aoraki/Mount Cook, which stands at over 12,000 feet tall. You’ll be in awe of the natural beauty and grandeur of this area.

    Our Mt Cook tours are limited to a maximum of 16 passengers, ensuring small groups and plenty of opportunities to interact with your guide and fellow travelers. With fun and informative commentary, you’ll learn about the history, culture, and natural wonders of the region. Our experienced guides will take you to off-the-beaten-track locations that few tourists get to see, giving you a unique and unforgettable experience.

    The Mt Cook Tour from Queenstown is a full-day tour that departs early in the morning and returns in the evening. We provide all transportation, so you can sit back and relax while we take care of the rest. Book your Mt Cook Tour today and get ready for an adventure you’ll never forget.

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      Mt Cook Day Tour

      On this Mt Cook Day Tour from Queenstown, you will 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.

      Visit iconic central South Island locations such as Cromwell, Lindis Pass, Omarama, Twizel and the bright turquoise waters of Lake Pukaki before entering Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. Enjoy 3.5 hours (approx.) in Mt Cook Village. Take this time to enjoy one of the many optional activities or walk available in the area.

      The 12 hour Mt Cook tour departs Queenstown on Friday and Sundays at 7:30am and returns around approximately 7:30pm

      • Unique day-tour allowing you to experience Mt Cook from Queenstown
      • Approximately 3.5 hours in Mt Cook Village to enjoy optional activities or local short walks
      How long is the Mt Cook tour?

      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.

      Are there walking tracks on the Mt Cook tour?

      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.

      How many people will be on this tour?

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

      What is the minimum age for this tour? Is this tour family friendly?

      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.

      What are the lunch options on this full day tour?

      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.

      What stops will we make along the tour?

      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.


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