• Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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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)

What You Can Expect

Queenstown to Mount Cook Tour

Queenstown to Mount Cook Tour

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.

Customer Reviews

Robert W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2012


Manuel B

4 star rating: Recommended January 2018

A must when you are in the south.

Mauro Rafael A

4 star rating: Recommended January 2013

It was an experience I will never forget!

Swati S

3 star rating: Worth doing June 2016

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


3 star rating: Worth doing May 2015

Hassle free travel we liked it

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