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Mt Cook Small Group Tour from Queenstown with Optional Activities

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From $127.04

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 12 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Take a break from the hectic Queenstown streets with this trip into the mighty Southern Alps. Spend the day at Mount Cook Village, nestled in the shadow of Aoraki Mount Cook, New Zealand’s tallest mountain. Enjoy free reign to set your own schedule, whether it’s hiking around the Alps, speeding around in jet boats or learning more about the mountains at Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Center.
  • Enjoy stunning sights on the way up the mountains, including super-blue Lake Pukaki
  • If you need tips on what to do in the village, your guide is on hand to help
  • Visit an alpine salmon farm where you can feed salmon and try some salmon snacks
  • No-fuss hotel transfers are available from select Queenstown hotels

What's Included

  • Small Group and Fully Guided Tour
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Transport to Hooker Valley Track
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks (unless otherwise specified)
  • Optional extras and activities - please select the tour option you want at time of booking

Departure & Return

This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.

Departure Point

  • The Station - Home of Adventure in Queenstown
    Corner of Shotover & Camp Streets, 25 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

    Meet by the wooden benches out front.

Pickup Details

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Departure Time

6:45 AM

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

Please Note

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. 15 mins before tour start time: Kamana Lakehouse, Heritage Hotel, Mercure Hotel 10 mins before tour start time: Crowne Plaza, Hotel St Moritz, Rydges Lakeland Resort 5 mins before tour start time: Novotel Queenstown Lakeside, Tahuna Pod Hostel, YHA Central, Nomads Backpackers, Queenstown Central Pick Up Point (47-49 Shotover Street, Queenstown) At tour start time: Scenic Hotel, Copthorne Hotel, Heartland Hotel, Millennium Hotel, Oaks Shores Resort, The Rees Hotel 10 - 20 mins after tour start time: Frankton Bus Station (near Queenstown airport), Wyndham Garden Hotel 15 - 25 mins after tour start time: Hilton Hotel & Resort 45 minutes after tour start time: Cromwell I-Site, 2 The Mall, Cromwell

What To Expect

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 aged 7 years and below are required to travel in a child safety car seat. If you don't have a car seat one can be provided (with 24 hours’ notice).
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Mt Cook Small Group Tour from Queenstown with Optional Activities ?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Mt Cook Small Group Tour from Queenstown with Optional Activities ?

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

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Mt Cook Small Group Tour from Queenstown with Optional Activities ?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Mt Cook Small Group Tour from Queenstown with Optional Activities ?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Traveler Tips

I recommended Cheeky Kiwi Travel for your trip to Queenstown.
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Spectacular view but....
zachariahkhoo, Aug 2022
Unfortunately on 2 August 2022, our way to Mt Cook was on a stormy weather. I didn't get to stay back to long to take enough videos and pictures. The only time we had a chance to keep ourselves dry was at Mt Cook visitor centre. My shoes, undies and socks were damp during most part of the tour. The salmon farm serving salmon chowder was yummy. Kreig the local Aussie tour guide from Cheeky Kiwi has played his mobile phone collection music a bit too loud inside the mini van.
Charissa_B, Jul 2022
Couldn’t have asked for a better tour. Perfect winter day to see Mount Cook and a great hike to the Hooker Valley, which I chose as an option (others opted for a heli ride or a shorter hike). The views were simply STUNNING and so worth it, even for the non-hiking types like myself. Dan was exceptional! So refreshing to have a young and energetic guide who’s very well versed, educated, and passionate about topography and geography. He took good care of us and I learned a lot about the South Island! Thank you so much and can’t wait to do it all over again! 😊
Fantastic day, awesome guide.
Hajnalka_M, Jun 2022
Fantastic day, it well worth it, the landscape and short walks does the pay back. Our guide Dan, was/is a legend, very skilled, friendly, helpful and entertaining, not to mention the knowledge that he shared with us. After 12 hours drive , walk in the rain, cold weather we all returned to Queenstown in very good mood and wonderful memories to share at home.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thanks for joining us tour! We're so glad that you enjoyed your experience and got to learn about the history from Dan. We hope to see you again soon!
Wonderful journey
Sean_Z, Dec 2021
This is a wonderful experience, would recommend it to my friends, the hiking is easy, and the views on the road are excellent
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Thanks for your feedback, Sean. We agree - it doesn't get better than Aoraki Mount Cook, does it?!
Fantastic day trip.
Hajnalka_M, Dec 2021
was a wonderful day, mountains are always impressive, but with the stories told by Lance , our guide, was a great experience. we will have to come back :).
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Thank you for your feedback and support. We look forward to welcoming you back on board soon :)
Totally worth while !!
Cynthia_H, Oct 2021
The knowledge our tour guide had of the environment/area and fixability on ensuring the tour was enjoyed by all
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Kia ora Cynthia, we're pleased to hear your had a great time in Mount Cook. Thanks for your support.
Good Mt. Cook tour programme for short-time visitor
Pornpop_U, Jun 2021
The tour company and tour guide were very nice. The tour programme allows sufficient time to complete roundtrip hiking in the Hooker Valley even though the weather on the day was mostly showery so that we could not see the whole Mt. Cook but we had great time hiking with pictures in a showery weather.
Great way to spend your day
TIMOTHY_R, Feb 2021
Excellent tour with a delightful guide. Highly recommend the tour company as well as the hike up to a glacier lake. The atmosphere is magical.
Wow - What a day!
Jill_H, Jun 2020
We were so lucky, it was a beautiful crisp winters day and the mountains were just stunning. The tour was great fun and our guide, Kreig, was very friendly, informative and helpful. The long drive was easy with plenty of photo stops, refreshments, funny videos and the odd sing along. When we arrived at Aoraki, Kreig gave us lots of options on which tracks to take for different experiences and how to make the best of our time there. Thoroughly recommend.
1 traveler found this review helpful
A must book tour
Irina_B, Mar 2020
A fantastic trip with loys of beautiful scenery. Out tour guide Cal made the drive go by fast by sharing loads of information and keeping the tour fun. The side trip to Tasman Glacier was an amazing bonus.
sdawjee, Feb 2020
Absolutely loved the trip. Krieg was fabulous and everything about the trip was perfect! It was the perfect amount of time for the hikes and I don't know why there aren't more trips put there from Queenstown!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Clear day on mt. Cook.
Josh_D, Feb 2020
Kreig was a great guide, really helped us decide the right hike for us. Making this a great experience. Drive is broken up nicely to not seem too monotonous. Something for everyone.
Jeffry_E, Oct 2019
I love my entire trip to mt. Cook. Our driver/tour guide was superb. This trip to mt.cook is such a wonderful experience.
Mt Cook Small Group Adventure Tour - Departing from Queenstown
Connor_R, Aug 2019
It was a perfect day to go on this tour! The tour does rely on the weather. When I booked the tour, they did cancel my initial date due to bad weather, but was definitely worth the wait. The tour guide (Krieg) was friendly, approachable and very knowledgeable about the Mountains and general facts about New Zealand! It was a small group when travelling to Mt. Cook which gave more time to ask questions and get to know the group better! Its an experience that i believe everyone should witness because pictures do not do the trip justice.
Our guide was great!
TuyetHuong_N, Aug 2019
Went with our guide Krieg who was so knowledgeable and flexible. It had snowed heavily during the latter half of our trip and he was super flexible in giving us suggestions of things we can safely do. Fortunately, we made it to walk and see the glacier lake. The walk and the lake were beautiful. Would recommend.
Excellent Service
I enjoyed the small group tour last Tuesday with Cheeky Kiwi Travel (oops, I forgot the tour guide/driver's name). We don't need to hurry in each stop and we did a little short hikes in two places. He made sure our trip was all worth it. I recommended Cheeky Kiwi Travel for your trip to Queenstown.
Beautiful place and nice people!
RAZEL_P, Jul 2019
Our Tour Guide Dane (Daniel) was very nice, friendly and very informative. Mt Cook and Lake Pukaki was spectacular. Chicken Pie was the best and Salmon Farm was cool. Lunch buffet at Alpine Centre was good, a lot of options. It was a relaxing and happy trip with the group (Jade, Flo, Lane, Hunter & Joe). Highly recommend this tour with Dane.
Mt Cook Small Group Adventure Tour from Queenstown or Cromwell - Cheeky Tour
Freedom53448444367, Apr 2019
Tour was well paced, weather was good except for a short drizzle. Tour guide Dan was cheerful and had great sense of humor. Gave sufficient time for photo taking. Overall great experience from start to end of tour. Highly recommend


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