From Queenstown: Mount Cook Small Group Adventure

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Enjoy a fully guided tour from Queenstown to the majestic Mount Cook and the surrounding area. Marvel at the beauty of the Kawarau Gorge, Lake Pukaki, flora, and fauna of the region.

Highlights

  • Soak in the serene beauty of Mount Cook on a guided tour from Queenstown
  • Admire the beautiful sight of Lake Pukaki, one of the bluest lakes in the region
  • Trek through the famous Lindis Pass and catch glimpses of the mighty mountain
  • Marvel at the breathtaking surroundings as you pass by the rivers and streams

Description

At 3724m, Aoraki/Mt Cook is by no means among the world’s tallest but with the nearby Mt Cook village just 750m above sea-level, the mountain can be viewed without any acclimatization whatsoever, and so this tour is perfect for people of all levels of fitness. The guided tour begins with pickups from select locations in Queenstown and Frankton, before you then travel through the stunning Kawarau gorge to Cromwell. After making a comfort stop in the quaint township of Omarama (where you have the option to taste one of the best creamy chicken pies in New Zealand), you climb your way through Lindis Pass, one of only 3 alpine roads through the otherwise impassable Southern Alps. As you exit the Pass, you may catch glimpses of the mighty mountain itself; but before arriving there is much more to see, including what many consider one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Lake Pukaki is one of the bluest lakes you will ever see, and is framed by the backdrop of Aoraki and its brothers in the Southern Alps. The location of several scenes from the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Lake Pukaki is a destination in and of itself. You soon pass the delta where the mountain’s various rivers, creeks and streams converge to form the lake, and the mountain continues to grow steadily in stature and grandeur until the shear scale of the view makes you feel powerless. Arriving at the alpine village of Mt Cook and the Hermitage - home of the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre - you now have the freedom to explore in whatever way suits your energy levels and budget. Please select the activity you would like to include during the booking process, which are at an additional charge.

Includes

Pickup and drop-off at selected hotels Professionally guided tour with entertainment Snacks

Important Information

  • • New Zealand weather is unpredictable at any time of the year. Whilst you'll be warm inside the bus, dress or prepare for all seasons
  • Wear walking shoes or boots with good grip soles that can cope with a bit of mud in wet conditions
  • Please advise the ages of any children on the booking.
  • Child seats are needed for children under 7. Rental fee is $20 per seat or you can supply your own.
  • If booking scenic flights please provide all guests names & weights. This information is required to confirm your flights.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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