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  2. Otago
  3. Queenstown
  4. Mount Cook

Queenstown: Mount Cook Day Tour

Product ID: 24292
Journey to Mount Cook through dramatic landscapes, discovering awe-inspiring mountains, rugged river gorges, and quaint, traditional towns along the way. Encounter breathtaking sights and take away treasured memories that will last a lifetime.
About this activity
Duration: 1 day
Starting time 7:20 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Marvel at the breathtaking views at Mount Cook National Park
  • Take in diverse sights of the rugged landscape of the Mackenzie Basin and the fruit growing region of Cromwell
  • Relax with morning tea in the quaint town of Omarama
  • Experience a bird's eye view with a scenic flight by helicopter or ski plane (own expense and weather permitting)
  • A Japanese speaking guide is available on request at no additional cost. Please advise at the time of booking.
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch at the world-famous Hermitage Hotel in Mount Cook Village (available to purchase as an optional extra)
  • Surf the net to your heart's content with free wifi on the coach
Full description
Discover the natural wonders of New Zealand’s dramatic landscapes during this tour. In just one day you will experience the best sights of this unique environment. Sit back and take in the views from your coach with free wifi as you are transported from Queenstown, through the historic gold mining region, alongside the rugged Kawarau River Gorge, and past the famous fruit-growing region of Cromwell.

After passing the shores of Lake Dunstan and crossing the Lindis Pass, you will enjoy a relaxing stop in the quaint town of Omarama for morning tea.

Appreciate the rugged geography of Mackenzie Country as you journey to the Mount Cook National Park. Be amazed at the magnificence of New Zealand’s highest peak, Mount Cook. The Park boasts more than thirty 3,000 metre high peaks and five of New Zealand's largest glaciers – a truly awe-inspiring landscape.

Absorb the unforgettable views as you enjoy a freshly prepared lunch at the famous Hermitage Hotel (not included). Choose to take a scenic helicopter or ski plane flight to get a real bird's eye view of the rugged yet beautiful terrain (not included, weather permitting).

Following lunch you will depart from Mount Cook Village and return to Queenstown, retracing the morning’s journey and arriving early evening. Take away lifelong memories that you will treasure forever, as well as photographs to show your friends and family back home.
  • Full-day sightseeing tour
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off from selected hotels in Queenstown
  • Knowledgeable local driver guide
  • Free wifi onboard the coach
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuity
  • Food and beverages
  • Scenic helicopter or ski plane flight (own expense and weather permitting)

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

2.6 / 5

based on 8 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    2.5 / 5
  • Organization
    3 / 5
  • Value for money
    2 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Terrible experience. Our tour had been delayed for an hour or 2 due to some ‘tech issue’. We didnt get to stay longer and enjoy the view because of this inconvenience. We were initially not given a lunch pass as the driver confirmed that our reservation didnt include lunch. Yet when they verified internally, it was validated that there’s lunch included. Also, not to miss the rude driver. He pointed his finger to one of the passengers as he said that he had been distracted by them talking when the passengers were actually Not chatting at all. I remember he even came up to me when I went to my seat. He asked me if I wanted to even check with him if coffee was allowed. As I was holding my coffee cup then. He could simply tell me that coffee is not allowed on the bus. But the sarcasm?! totally unacceptable!

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October 13, 2019

Not worth the price we paid.

We didn't have enough time to enjoy the day tour. I would like to understand why we paid so much for a ride that simply left passengers at various points, and an optional stop at a restaurant, with no guide accompaniment.

August 14, 2018


Fun ride to see country side and the majestic Mt.Cook.

April 11, 2016

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GreatSights New Zealand

Product ID: 24292