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Queenstown to Mount Cook Sightseeing Tour

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 5 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Overview

Swap Queenstown for Aoraki/Mt Cook on a one-way coach tour through the spectacular South Island countryside. The 4.5-hour journey north passes lush farmland and follows the winding Kawarau Gorge to Central Otago then over Lindis Pass and into the Mackenzie Basin. You’ll skirt the shores of Lake Pukaki where you can set eyes upon Mt Cook, New Zealand's tallest mountain. Opt for a three-course lunch at the Hermitage Hotel in Mount Cook Village before hotel drop-off.
  • Travel through the Southern Alps on a half day sightseeing tour from Queenstown to Mount Cook
  • Pass through the historic gold mining district of the rugged Kawarau River Gorge
  • Take a break at Omarama for morning tea (at own expense)
  • Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park is home to Australasia's highest mountain at 3754 metres
  • Enjoy an optional delicious three course lunch at the Hermitage Hotel in Mount Cook Village (if option selected)
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Lunch (if option selected)
Driver/guide
Live commentary on board
Air-conditioned vehicle
Hotel pickup from Queenstown
Hotel drop-off at Mount Cook
Wifi where avalible
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities

Departure Point

Athol Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

Departure Time

7:30 AM

Departure Time

7:30 AM

Return Details

Canterbury 7999, New Zealand
Board your coach upon hotel pickup in Queenstown, and prepare for the stunning scenery en route to Mount Cook Village, a 4.5-hour journey with onboard narration and a stop for morning tea (own expense).

Watch the countryside greenery transform into the rugged hillsides of Kawarau Gorge as you travel north through the heart of the historical gold mining region of Central Otago. Journey over Lindis Pass before your tea break in the farming township of Omarama.

Continue through the high-country landscape of the Mackenzie Basin before entering UNESCO-listed Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park. Listen to live commentary provided by the driver as you follow Lake Pukaki, situated at the base of the 12,316-foot-tall (3,754-meter) Aoraki/Mt Cook.

Soak up the scenic surroundings of this alpine region, with the option to enjoy a three-course lunch at the Hermitage Hotel in Mount Cook Village (if selected).

Your tour concludes with drop-off at the accommodation of your choice.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
GreatSights
Departing point
Duration: 1 minute
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Lake Pukaki
Lake Pukaki is the largest of three roughly parallel alpine lakes running north-south along the northern edge of the Mackenzie Basin on New Zealand's South Island. The others are Lakes Tekapo and Ohau.
Pass By:  
Central Otago
Stop for snacks at the fruit shop
Stop At:  
Aoraki/Mt. Cook
o We are now entering the Mt Cook National Park, one of 14 National Parks in New Zealand. The area of the park is 70,696 hectares and has the highest mountains and largest glaciers in New Zealand it was established as a National Park in 1953. The Maori name for Mt Cook is Aoraki which means ‘Sky Piercer’. It is a rugged land of ice and rock with 19 mountain peaks over 3,000 metres including Mt Cook which is 3,753 metres the highest mountain in New Zealand, however, Mt Cook used to be 3,763 metres.
Duration: 1 minute
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY GreatSights

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Queenstown to Mount Cook Sightseeing Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Queenstown to Mount Cook Sightseeing Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Queenstown to Mount Cook Sightseeing Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Queenstown to Mount Cook Sightseeing Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Queenstown to Mount Cook Sightseeing Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Queenstown to Mount Cook Sightseeing Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Queenstown to Mount Cook Sightseeing Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Queenstown to Mount Cook Sightseeing Tour.

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Long journey by coach. Not actually...
Swati S
, May 2016
Long journey by coach. Not actually much to do there. Food not great. A little interesting scenery on route.
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