Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Tour of Mount Cook from Queenstown

On this full-day 12-hour tour 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’).

Upon arrival, enjoy approx 3.5 hours in Mt Cook Village to explore some of the incredible walks and activities available (at your own expense), or extend your stay and opt for an overnight stay at the Hermitage Hotel.

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.

Duration 12 hours
Pickup Hotel pickup available
Voucher Mobile ticket
What's included :
  • WiFi on board
  • Bottled water
  • Entertaining and informative commentary from your guide
  • Complimentary Queenstown hotel transfers
  • On board Kiwi music (download our Spotify playlist!)
  • Approx. 3.5 hours free time in Mt Cook
What's excluded :
  • Lunch
  • Activities are an additional cost
  • Entry/Admission - High Country Salmon
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Cromwell, Cromwell, Central Otago, Otago Region, South Island

Our first stop is Cromwell, ‘Fruit Bowl of the South’ and its large fruit sculptures.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Lindis Pass, Omarama New Zealand

En route to Mount Cook we will travel through the dramatic Lindis Pass which links the Mackenzie Basin with Central Otago.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Omarama, Omarama, Canterbury Region, South Island

After a brief stop in the quaint village of Omarama to get a snack or food to take away for lunch in Mt Cook, we’ll make our way along Lake Pukaki’s bright turquoise waters before entering Aoraki Mount Cook National Park.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Lake Pukaki, New Zealand

Before entering Mount Cook Village, we will take stop alongside the shores of Lake Pukaki, the largest lake in the area, and it proudly shows off New Zealand’s tallest peak, Aoraki/ Mount Cook.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Mt. Cook Village, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Mackenzie District, Canterbury Region, South Island

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.

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: High Country Salmon, State Highway 8, Twizel 7944 New Zealand

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.

Duration: 30 minutes

Departure Point :
The Station - Home of Adventure in Queenstown, Corner of Shotover & Camp Streets, 25 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Time :
7:30 AM
Return Detail :
Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Minimum numbers of 4 apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Altitude Tours

Activity ID: V-58045P6

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