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Journey by luxury coach, departing Aoraki/Mount Cook on a one-way tour to Queenstown. You’ll be mesmerized by the vivid landscapes of New Zealand's Southern Alps during the 4-hour drive south, which takes you alongside Lake Pukaki, through Mackenzie Basin and over Lindis Pass into Central Otago. Stop for a tea break in Omarama before continuing on through the Kawarau Gorge and past verdant farmland into Queenstown. Hotel drop-off included.

Highlights

  • Half-day tour, Mount Cook to Queenstown
  • See spectacular scenery of the Mackenzie Basin
  • Stop at Omarama for afternoon tea (own expense)
  • See the mirror lake of Lake Dustan
  • Travel along the winding Kawarau River Gorge

What You Can Expect

Mount Cook to Queenstown Tour

Kawarau River Gorge - South Island, New Zealand

Travel deep into the Southern Alps on a half-day sightseeing tour from Aoraki/Mount Cook to Queenstown. Board your luxury coach at the Hermitage Hotel in Mount Cook Village in the afternoon, and listen to the driver’s live commentary on the natural landmarks during the 4-hour one-way journey.

The scenic route follows the western edge of Lake Pukaki, situated at the foot of Mount Cook, New Zealand's tallest mountain, which towers 12,217 feet (3,724 meters) above sea level in UNESCO-listed Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park. 

Traveling south through the high-country landscape of the Mackenzie Basin, you’ll round the shoreline of Lake Dunstan, whose shimmering waters reflect the surrounding landscape in its mirror image. After traversing Lindis Pass into Omarama, your driver makes a stop for afternoon tea (own expense).

Back aboard the coach, see the historical gold mining region of Central Otago and watch the rugged scenery transform along the winding Kawarau Gorge before coming upon the lush farmlands surrounding Queenstown.

On arrival at your destination, you’re transferred to the accommodation of your choice.

Customer Reviews

Carl L USA

4 star rating: Recommended July 2010

It served the purpose.

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