Mount Cook Day Tour: Queenstown to Queenstown
- 11 hours
- Hotel pickup/drop-off offered
- Offered in: English and 3 more
Take a day trip from Queenstown to Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park, home to New Zealand’s highest mountain.
Leaving Queenstown, we travel north through the historic gold mining region of the rugged Kawarau River Gorge and past Cromwell, famed for its fruit-growing. Skirting the shores of Lake Dunstan, we cross the Lindis Pass to Omarama for morning tea (own expense). Continue through the rugged high country landscape of the Mackenzie Basin to arrive at Mount Cook Village, where you can gaze up at the 3,724 metre-high mountain Aoraki/Mount Cook, an important landmark in Māori mythology .
Enjoy the views from the iconic Hermitage Hotel as you eat a delicious lunch (optional extra), or explore the village and its scenic surrounds. There is also the chance to take off on a scenic flight over the park with its snowcapped mountains and ancient glaciers (additional cost, weather permitting – this flight can be arranged with your driver/guide on the day).
Following our lunch stop, we depart Mount Cook Village and retrace our journey to Queenstown, arriving in the early evening.
- Operates daily
- Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park
- Mount Cook Village
- Mackenzie Basin
- Kawarau River Gorge
- Luxury coach with onboard toilet and leather reclining seats
- Free WiFi and onboard USB charging docks
7:30 amTour departs Athol St Carpark, Queenstown
- Morning tea stop, Omarama
12:15 pmTour arrives outside Hermitage Hotel, Mt Cook Village
- Tour departs Hermitage Hotel, Mt Cook Village
3:40 pmAfternoon tea stop, Omarama
6:30 pmTour returns Athol St Carpark, Queenstown
Available from selected inner-city hotels.
Change or cancel your booking FREE up to 2 hours before departure.
Reference tour code: GS800
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