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Mt Cook Small Group Adventure Tour from Queenstown or Cromwell

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    Pass By: Kawarau Suspension Bridge, Kawarau Bridge, Gibbston New Zealand

    At 3724m, Aoraki/Mt Cook is New Zealand’s highest peak, however the mountain can be viewed without any acclimatisation whatsoever from nearby Aoraki/Mt Cook village which is just 750m above sea-level, making this fully guided, small group day tour perfect for all fitness levels.

    Your guided tour begins with hotel pick-ups in Queenstown (selected pick up points only). We then make our way through the stunning Kawarau gorge, Cromwell and the quaint township of Omarama, where you'll have the option to taste the best creamy chicken pie in NZ (in our opinion)! We will then climb up through Lindis Pass, one of only three alpine roads through the otherwise impassable Southern Alps.

    Our next stop is Lake Pukaki, one of the bluest lakes you will ever see, framed by the backdrop of Aoraki/Mt Cook and the Southern Alps. We will also see the location of several scenes from the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

    Arriving at the alpine village of Aoraki/Mt Cook and The Hermitage (home of the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre) you then have 4 hours to explore many of the village’s popular activities and attractions including:

    Hikes and walks:

    Multiple walks in the area, from the Tasman glacier lake short walk to the 3-hour Hooker Valley Track. We can drop you off at and pick you up from the start of the walks if you don’t want the added distance and time required if starting from the Hermitage. Our guides are well-versed in the local tracks and are more than happy to help you choose the right walk or track for you.

    Glacier Explorers Boat Trip (Summer Only)

    Heli Hiking

    Sir Edmond Hillary Alpine Centre

    Scenic Heli Flight - Glacier Landing Experience

    The Ultimate Alpine Experience - Heli/Ski Plane/Glacier Landing

    Whatever you choose to do, whether relaxed or adventurous you will have four hours to enjoy the simply outstanding region of Aoraki/Mt Cook, and we’ll transport you to wherever you want to go.

    At the end of the day we farewell Aoraki/Mt Cook Village and make our way back to Queenstown for hotel drop offs. On the way, we stop in at High Country Salmon, a local salmon farm, where you can feed the fish and taste some of the freshest salmon in New Zealand, selecting from the farm’s fresh salmon-based menu.

    Choose Cheeky Kiwi, the small-group tour specialists for an enjoyable, informative, and above all, unforgettable experience of the majestic Aoraki/Mt Cook and surrounding region. Our tours are never just about the destination; the journey matters too and this is one journey you won’t want to miss!

    Stop At: Omarama Sheep Statue, State Highway 8 and Chains Hill Highway, Omarama New Zealand

    We then make our way through the stunning Kawarau gorge, Cromwell and the quaint township of Omarama, where you'll have the option to taste the best creamy chicken pie in NZ (in our opinion)!

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Lindis Pass, Omarama New Zealand

    We will then climb up through Lindis Pass, one of only three alpine roads through the otherwise impassable Southern Alps.

    Pass By: Lake Pukaki, New Zealand

    Our next stop is Lake Pukaki, one of the bluest lakes you will ever see, framed by the backdrop of Aoraki/Mt Cook and the Southern Alps. We will also see the location of several scenes from the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

    Stop At: Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre, 89 Terrace Road, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7946 New Zealand

    Arriving at the alpine village of Aoraki/Mt Cook and The Hermitage (home of the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre) you then have 4 hours to explore many of the village’s popular activities and attractions. Select the tour option including Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre to include this attraction/activity in your tour price.

    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Tasman Glacier, New Zealand

    Arriving at the alpine village of Aoraki/Mt Cook and The Hermitage (home of the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre) you then have 4 hours to explore many of the village’s popular activities and attractions. Select the tour option including Glacier Explorer Boat Cruise to include this attraction/activity in your tour price.

    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier walks, Tasman Valley Road, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) New Zealand

    Arriving at the alpine village of Aoraki/Mt Cook and The Hermitage (home of the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre) you then have 4 hours to explore many of the village’s popular activities and attractions.

    Duration: 4 hours

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

    At the end of the day we farewell Aoraki/Mt Cook Village and make our way back to Queenstown for hotel drop offs. On the way, we stop in at High Country Salmon, a local salmon farm, where you can feed the fish and taste some of the freshest salmon in New Zealand, selecting from the farm’s fresh salmon-based menu.

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    The Station Building Duke St, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotel Pick Up Points & Times:
    Please be ready waiting in your hotel lobby or at the pick up point at least 10 minutes prior to your pick up time below. If your hotel is not listed below, please contact us in advance to be picked up from your nearest location in the list below.
    6:30am - Heritage Hotel, Mercure Hotel
    6:35am - Crowne Plaza, Hotel St Moritz, Rydges Lakeland Resort
    6:40am - Novotel Queenstown Lakeside, Base Backpackers, YHA Central, Nomads Backpackers
    6:40am - Queenstown Central Pick Up Point (47-49 Shotover Street, Queenstown)
    6:45am - Scenic Hotel, Copthorne Hotel, Heartland Hotel, Millennium Hotel, Rees Hotel
    7.00am – 7:10am - Frankton Bus Station (near Queenstown airport)
    7:05am - 7:15am - Hilton Hotel & Resort
    7:30am - Cromwell I-Site, 2 The Mall, Cromwell

    Ports
    Frankton Bus Terminal , Queenstown Central - Shotover Building, Cromwell iSite - 2 The Mall, Cromwell
    Departure Time
    6:45 AM
    Duration
    12h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Fully guided small group return tour from Queenstown (maximum 11 passengers)
    • Hotel pick ups and drop offs (specified hotels and points only)
    • Aoraki/Mt Cook Village Highlights Tour
    • National Park Fees
    • Refreshments and snacks whilst driving
    • On screen entertainment during the drive
    • Multiple stops to purchase food, buy souvenirs or take photos
    • Wifi and charging ports available in vehicle
    • Transport in modern and comfortable 7 or 11 seater minibuses
    • Snacks
    • Bottled water
    Exclusions
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Gratuities
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
    • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
    • Food and drinks (unless otherwise specified)
    • Optional activities at Mt Cook - please select the tour option you want, to include in tour price
    • Entry/Admission - Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre
    • Entry/Admission - Tasman Glacier
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
    • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
    • Children below 5 years old are required to travel in a child safety car seat. If you don't have a car seat one can be rented from us for $50 per child (with 24 hours’ notice). Children between 5-7 years old are also recommended to be in a booster seat for their safety.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • 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 11 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Our Adventure to Aoraki/Mount Cook was Fabulous Our Guide Callum was very Informative and kept us Amused the Cheeky Kiwi! Lol 🤣 We saw Lakes Dunstan and Pukaki, plus our Superb boat trip on Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake! Amazing!! Plus Hermitage Hotel and Sir Edmund Hilary
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    Dan is a good guide, making us all happy all the way all day, told us how come the river is blue-cocktailed, and stopped at the river shore to let us take a closer look of it and tried to get what we asked for like a small hiking in Mt COOK, our most desired part of the tour,
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    This tour was so much more than I expected and was a highlight of my trip. Great stops along the way with beautiful scenery and delicious food. I did this on my last full day in Queenstown and it made it that much harder to go home. Dan did an excellent job of keeping us all
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    We had a fantastic day tour with our tour guide Dan. Seriously he is the best tour guid we have ever had. Dan takes care if Everyone , he is very knowledgeable & also has good sense of humor. He takes good care of our 6 years boys and keep him entertained. It’s a long day trip,
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    Amazing day. Took Dan's tour from Queenstown to Mt Cook and had absolutely the best time EVER (although you're lucky the weather was good Dan, the 5 star rating may have been a bit shaky otherwise...just sayin). Seriously, I have never had so much fun on a day tour. It was
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    • Duration: 12h
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