Day trip

From Queenstown: Mount Cook and Hooker Valley Day Trip

Activity provider: Cheeky Kiwi Travel

From Queenstown: Mount Cook and Hooker Valley Day Trip

Activity provider: Cheeky Kiwi Travel
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From US$ 125.89 per person

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Explore the Mount Cook area and hike the famous Hooker Valley Track on this guided day trip from Queenstown. Admire the stunning views as you drive through popular sites like Lindis Pass, Cromwell, and Mackenzie District.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
You guide will pick you up at the following locations at the following times. Please be ready and waiting. Your guide will be in a minibus with the local partner’s logo on it. Pickup points and times: • 15 minutes before tour start time - Heritage Hotel, Mercure Hotel, Kamana Lakehouse • 10 minutes before tour start time - Crowne Plaza, Hotel St Moritz, Rydges Lakeland Resort • 5 minutes before tour start time - Novotel Queenstown Lakeside, Base Backpackers, YHA Central, Nomads Backpackers, The Station Information centre - Corner of Shotover & Camp Street • At tour start time - Scenic Hotel, Copthorne Hotel, Heartland Hotel, Millennium Hotel, Rees Hotel • 15-20 minutes after tour start time - Sherwood, Frankton Bus Station (near Queenstown airport) • 20-25 minutes after tour start time - Hilton Hotel & Resort, Wyndham Gardens • 45 minutes after tour start time - Cromwell i-Site, 2 The Mall, Cromwell

Experience

Highlights
  • Drive through the Kawarau Suspension Bridge and Lindis Pass
  • Explore Aoraki Mount Cook National Park
  • Take photos of Lake Pukaki
  • Marvel at the amazing views of Hooker Lake, Hooker Glacier, and Mount Cook
  • Visit High Country Salmon
Full description
Visit breathtaking locations in Queenstown as you make your way to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. Travel with a reliable tour guide who will share stories and rich background knowledge on Queenstown and the Mount Cook area. Start your tour in the stunning city of Queenstown. Drive through the Kawarau Suspension Bridge and marvel at the scenery the Kawarau Gorge has to offer. Stop at the Roaring Meg Lookout to take photos of your stunning view. Then, enter the region of Cromwell, famous for fruits and wine and where you can see huge fields of vines. Next, traverse the majestic Lindis Pass which lies between two valleys against a backdrop of a bright blue sky. This stretch of highway is one of the only three Alpine roads through the otherwise impassable Southern Alps. After taking photos at the top of the pass, drive through the Mackenzie District and visit the township of Omarama. Turning west, you'll enter Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, and Lake Pukaki will emerge in front of you. Proceed to the start of the Hooker Valley Track and depart on a 3-hour self-guided hike with amazing views of Hooker Lake, Hooker Glacier, and Mount Cook. Finish your tour by visiting High Country Salmon as you make your way back to Queenstown.
Includes
  • Local guide
  • Snacks
  • Bottled Water
  • Gratuities

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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Charged Smartphone

Know before you go

  • New Zealand weather is unpredictable at any time of the year, so dress and prepare for all seasons.
  • Wear walking shoes or boots with good grip soles that can cope with mud.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 23 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Service
    5/5

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I loved this day trip and would 100% recommend it to people without car. The only thing I would change is the time to di the track. 3 hours is just enough to rush to the end and come back, without long breaks to enjoy the view or eat. Personnally, I would remove the stop we did at a salmon farm and add the allocated time to do the track.

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January 19, 2023

Crystal was an amazing guiee, she made everyone feel comfortable and welcome. she made every effort to made stops for photos. It was a shame the weather wasn't on our side (which seems to be the norm) and we didn't get a chance to see Mount Cook in its full glory. However, I did choose to do the 3 hour hike to the Hooker Valley, the view was spectacular despite the rain.

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December 18, 2022

An excellent tour from Queenstown to Aoraki/Mt. Cook. The scenery along the way is spectacular. We had several photo stops at particularly beautiful spots. Aoraki/Mt. Cook National Park village had several activities- hiking, helicopter rides, a museum dedicated to Sir Edmund Hillary. It also had a cafeteria with a variety of hot and cold food and beverages. Our driver/guide, Shane, was friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. He kept the tour interesting and fun. We traveled in a comfortable, 15 passenger van/mini-bus. It had large windows for great views of the passing countryside. Very much recommend this tour.

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November 18, 2022

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