Day Trip: Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park

From NZD

$149.00 per adult

Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

*You will automatically receive a pending email after you have submitted the booking. We will review your booking details and process the payment within 24 hours.
*Due to the low volume of bookings in October and May, if the tour does not meet the minimum number of passenger requirements, we may not be able to confirm your booking immediately.

Itinerary

Meeting point 8:00 AM

Our meeting point for the tour is the car park at Four Square supermarket.

Peter’s lookout 9:00 AM
One of the best views of Lake Pukaki and Aoraki(Mt Cook),and the surrounding Southern Alps is absolutely stunning, making it a must-visit spot.

Hermitage Hotel 9:30 AM
If you prefer not to participate in the hiking activity, you can choose to disembark at the hotel and reassemble at 3pm.

Tasman Glacier 9:45 AM

For a memorable experience, consider exploring a brief walking track boasting magnificent views of the Tasman Glacier (New Zealand’s longest glacier) and Terminal Lake. Please note that this track is relatively short but does involve ascending approximately 300 steps.

Hooker Valley track 10:45 AM
You are free to walk at your own pace on this self-guided walk. The average walking time is 3 to 3.5 hours. At any time, our driver can take you to the village after you finish hiking. Enjoy your free time in the village until the return time.
If you are not very keen on long day hikes, alternative short walking tracks are available
around Mount Cook village.

Hermitage Hotel 3:00 PM

Please gather in front of the hotel at 3pm to return to Lake Tekapo. If you are engaged in another activity or require pickup from a different location, please inform the driver on the day of the tour.

Lake Pukaki 4:00 PM

A brief stop is scheduled at Lake Pukaki, allowing time for taking photos and visiting the Alpine Salmon Shop.

Lake Tekapo 4:30 – 5:00 PM

The group returns to the village around 5 pm.
Please
ask our driver if you require a drop-off at your accommodation.
(The end time may be delayed by approximately 30 minutes.)

Mount Cook

Aoraki Mount Cook is the highest mountain in New Zealand and holds significant historical importance. This region is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site and is known as Te Wāhipounamu, meaning “the place of greenstone” and representing the preciousness of the South Island.

Aoraki Mount Cook offers stunning natural beauty, with its mountainous terrain, glaciers, lakes, and breathtaking valleys. Visitors can enjoy various outdoor activities such as mountaineering, hiking, climbing, and scenic flights by helicopter or ski plane.

Alongside the outdoor activities, the Hermitage Hotel offers additional attractions such as a planetarium, the Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre museum, and a café-bar restaurant, ensuring that all visitors can find enjoyment during their visit.

In recent years, Tekapo has expanded its accommodation options for international tourists, making it more convenient to embark on day trips from Tekapo to Mount Cook.

Inclusion

  • Water
  • Snack
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 240v, USB charging

Options

Choose your optional tour during the booking process. Complimentary drop-off and pick-up at Mt Cook Airport are available.

  • Helicopter flights
  • Snow plane experience
  • Glacier walking experience