Day trip

Queenstown: Mount Cook Premium Guided Day Tour

Activity provider: Altitude Tours
Day trip

Queenstown: Mount Cook Premium Guided Day Tour

Activity provider: Altitude Tours
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From US$ 142.48 per person

Likely to sell out

Discover the wonders of Mount Cook on this full-day tour from Queenstown. Admire breathtaking scenery from start to finish, and enjoy 3.5 hours to explore Mount Cook Village and take in views of New Zealand’s highest peak.

About this activity

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup is available from select hotels in Queenstown. Please provide your hotel name and address to arrange pickup. Pickup is not available for AirBnbs or private addresses, unless agreed with the local partner. If your hotel is not included in the pickup zone, please contact the local partner for a meeting point. Pickup times vary depending on your location, but the approximate departure time from Queenstown is 7:30 AM.


  • Travel through the heart of the South Island to the impressive Mount Cook
  • Visit iconic locations including the Cromwell Fruit Bowl, Lindis Pass, and Lake Pukaki
  • Spend 3.5 hours exploring Mount Cook Village and soaking up epic views
  • Enjoy hassle-free pickup and drop-off to your accommodation in Queenstown
Full description
The day begins with early morning pickup from your accommodation in Queenstown and heads through the heart of the South Island towards New Zealand’s tallest peak, Aoraki Mount Cook. Along the way, soak up unforgettable scenic views and stop at the Cromwell Fruit Bowl, Lindis Pass, Omarama, and Lake Pukaki. As you travel, listen to your guide’s fascinating commentary about the local scenery, history, and culture. Arrive at Mount Cook Village and spend 3.5 hours exploring. Choose to take a walk to the impressive Lake Mueller for a close-up look at Mount Sefton’s glaciers, or experience the incredible activities on offer at Mount Cook. On the return journey to Queenstown, enjoy a stop at the Twizel Salmon Farm, before arriving back to the city in the early evening.
  • Convenient pick up locations around Queenstown
  • Transportation in a premium van
  • Full-day guided tour
  • Local guide
  • Bottled water and onboard Wi-Fi
  • Food
  • Multilingual commentary

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Snacks
  • Hiking shoes
  • Jacket
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Please note, this tour requires a minimum of 4 participants to operate. If the minimum is not met, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund
  • Please be aware this is a full-day tour lasting up to 12 hours
  •  Although food is not included, there are stops along the way where you can purchase food
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 3 reviews

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La caminata en el monte cook es muy bonita. A nosotros nos tocó un día nublado y con una continua llovizna. Por un lado, eso limitó la vista a la cima de la montaña y su zona de hielo, pero por otro lado, se trata de una caminta que hubiese sido muy dura hacerla con sol, porque no tiene muchas zonas de sombra. La caminta dura una hora y media de ida y se retorna por el mismo camino. En total alrededor de 3 horas.

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February 4, 2023


Amazing day. Fortunately we had great weather. Wonderful hike. Ana, our guide and driver, did her job well.

January 29, 2023

Could not have been better! Sam was a phenomenal tour guide, this tour was absolutely fantastic. Book it now!!!!

September 4, 2022

Product ID: 395037