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Mt Cook Tour & Ultimate Alpine Experience Combo from Queenstown
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Mt Cook Tour & Ultimate Alpine Experience Combo from Queenstown

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Mt Cook Bus Tour & Ultimate Alpine Experience, this small group, fully guided bus tour to Mt Cook combines all of the key highlights of Mt Cook with scenic flights in a helicopter and a ski plane including a Tasman Glacier landing plus free time to do other optional activities of your choice. Led by our famously passionate tour guides, notorious for bringing your journey to life by sharing their stories and rich background knowledge, and run in modern, comfortable minibuses packed with extras ensuring your comfort and safety. While the destinations you will be visiting are truly spectacular, we at Cheeky Kiwi Travel believe it is our small groups, our guides, the journey and the little details that set our tours well apart. Secret stops, wildlife viewings, specially designed vehicles, complementary refreshments and many other pleasant surprises ensure our tours are an experience to remember.
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Ages 0-99, max of 16 per group
Duration: 12h
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  • Small Group & Fully Guided Bus Tour
  • Ultimate Alpine Experience Scenic Flights & Glacier Landing
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
  • Entry/Admission - Tasman Glacier
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch - opportunities to purchase along the way.


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • The Station - Home of Adventure in Queenstown, Corner of Shotover & Camp Streets, 25 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    Please pick this location if your hotel is not on our list. We do not pick up from your hotel, motel or private property if it is not listed.
Pickup details
  • Pickups are from the below hotels only. If your hotel is not listed, please select your closest alternative and meet us there. If you are not sure where your closest alternative is, please contact us in advance so that we can advise you. If you have not yet booked a hotel then please select The Station (Home of Adventure) as your pickup location. You can update this once your hotel is booked by contacting us or amending your pickup directly through Viator. Note: our pickups begin 15 mins before tour start time so please check your confirmation for the exact pickup time from your chosen location as these will vary. Kamana Lakehouse Mercure Queenstown Heritage Hotel Rydges Lakeland Resort
QT Queenstown Hotel St Moritz Crowne Plaza Novotel Nomads Hostel Flaming Kiwi Backpackers Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel Pinewood Lodge The Station Information Centre (default central pickup point) LyLo Queenstown Sofitel Aspen Lodge Ramada Queenstown Central Heartland Hotel Scenic Suites Holiday Inn Express Millennium Hotel Copthorne Hotel & Resort Lakefront Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Lakeview Swiss Belsuites Pounamu Oaks Shores Resort The Rees Holiday Inn Frankton Road Sherwood Hotel Frankton Bus Interchange (closest stop to airport) Sudima Five Mile
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Port pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
    • The Station - Home of Adventure in Queenstown, Corner of Shotover & Camp Streets, 25 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    • Cromwell iSite - 2 The Mall, Cromwell
    Additional pickup options
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
    • Frankton Bus Interchange (near Queenstown Airport), Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infant seats available
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 56760P46

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Most travellers can participate
      • Flight activities are always 'On Request' until confirmed with our airline partner
      • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
      • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
      • 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).
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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      Itinerary
      • You'll start at
        The Station - Home of Adventure in Queenstown
        Or, you can also get picked up
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      • Pass by
        Queenstown
        Kawarau Suspension Bridge
      • 1
        Cromwell
        Stop: 5 minutes
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      • 2
        Lindis Pass
        Stop: 15 minutes
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      • 3
        Omarama
        Stop: 30 minutes
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      • 4
        Lake Pukaki
        Stop: 15 minutes
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      • 5
        Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters
        Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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      • 6
        Tasman Glacier
        Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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      • 7
        Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
        Stop: 30 minutes
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      • 8
        Aoraki Mount Cook National Park Visitor Centre
        Stop: 30 minutes
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      • 9
        High Country Salmon
        Stop: 15 minutes
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      • 10
        Jackson Orchards
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      About the operator
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      • Cheeky Kiwi Travel
        1,599
        Queenstown, New Zealand
        Joined in August 2017
      • 418debe
        0 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Average experience
        The trip tour details is a bit misleading. You are paying for a shuttle driver and less of a tour guide. It’s a 5.5 hr drive to Milford Sound each way with several gas station stops. The picnic lunch is a pre-packaged sandwich, apple, packaged muffin, chips, and chocolate bar from the gas station. Our driver was very nice, but I would skip this tour in hindsight.
        Written 12 April 2024
      • tonyf524
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fantastic trip. Recommend +++
        This was fantastic. A long trip to Milford Sound but our driver/guide Sarah was fantastic. Lots of stops many to see notable sites and views so the drive was truly integrated into the day. Milford Sound was awesome and the smaller cruise ship was just perfect. Recommend to anyone of virtually any age.
        Written 12 April 2024
      • Sightseer66294686813
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        SENSATIONAL - YOU MUST DO THIS
        WOW WOW WOW.. This tour is worth every cent & and early start. We were picked up by mini bus in Tea Anau, 7.30am for the drive to Milford Sound. Kevin our driver/guide was fabulous, sharing local knowledge and tips, while stopping at scenic lookouts, lakes and bridges & importantly, convenient loo stops. Kevin was kind, funny and patient with everyone and took our photos as we stopped. Legend ! The scenery is jaw dropping with so many wow moments, and the cruise (Cruise Milford Sound) was sensational, again with expert commentary, tea/coffee and cookies included. Our tour included a packed lunch (yum sandwiches, fruit, muffins, chocolate, chips, water, juice and mints). My partner, despite adjusting to the cold ( we are from the Gold Coast, Queensland) loved every minute of what I call an 'exploratory adventure'. After the cruise, we headed back to Te Anau with more jaw dropping scenery and a few Lord of the Rings location photo stops, arriving back in Te Anau around 2.30 pm. We give this tour and Kevin 10/10 for the experience, service & value.
        Written 8 April 2024
      • PattiJ515
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fabulous guide and glorious scenery
        We started our day with a fantastic guide, Dani. She is seriously the best driver we have ever had anywhere in the world. Safe, knowledgeable, clear, fun, helpful. We were blown away by her sense of humor and organization of the day. We had all ages and abilities in our group. One heli-hiker and one heli-scenic cruiser. It took five minutes to drop off the heli-hiker at the airport just outside the entrance to the park. On the day we were there, the skies were blue and never clouded over. Dani made sure people were prepared for the sun. She also spoke with each group to determine how long they wanted to hike. Several only wanted to be on the Hooker Trail for an hour or two. So she made arrangements to meet them, and transport one to the Heli-scenic flight and another group to Mt. Cook for lunch. Then she came back to get the rest of us three hours later. Three hours allowed us enough time to hike to the end, have 20-25 minutes for our bagged lunch and then hike back. We are in our 60’s and fit (and had trail shoes on our feet). On the way back, we picked up our Heli-hiker and still had plenty of time to top at the Salmon farm and for ice cream on the way back to Queenstown. It is a long day, but a great day with a variety of experiences and wonderful stories from Dani. It was one of our best days in NZ.
        Written 8 April 2024
      • M366UBmichelleo
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Brilliant!
        This trip was brilliant! Jeff was so friendly, safe, fun and inspiring!! Thanks for the fabulous day Jeff and Cheeky Kiwi tours!
        Written 8 April 2024
      • 409marcellem
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Heart-throbbing splendor
        Long bus ride made much more fun by Colin’s quite interesting history and anecdotes about the area. We made several stops along the way that gave us a real sense of the geology of the area. The boat ride on Milford sound clocked in at 1.45, a bit less than the 2 hours on the itinerary. It was wonderful and the captain provided good information and some humor along the way. Milford Sound — ahem, Fjord, is a beauty and a wonder not to be missed. Colin was fantastic as a host and font of knowledge. Give that man a bonus, Cheeky Kiwi!
        Written 7 April 2024
      • spenceleysUK
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great way to get from Christchurch to Mount Cook
        We travelled from Christchurch to Mount Cook with Cheeky Kiwi Travel, in a minibus. Pick up was late, because of a problem with the original vehicle, which was unfortunate. However, the rest of the journey was very good. The guide/driver was excellent, talking almost continually about the various places we were travelling through, giving great information. We stopped off several times on route, and the scenery for most of the journey was spectacular. This is a great alternative to those not wishing to drive while on holiday.
        Written 5 April 2024
      • VeronikaS1009
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Easy, full filling, stunning.
        Fantastic tour to say the least. Well organized with proper bus stops for coffee/bathroom breaks, sightseeing spots and photographs, delicious lunch and of course absolutely stunning boat ride and a flight. Pure joy. Wonderful guides. Very relaxing yet reach and full filling tour. Must do!!!
        Written 5 April 2024
      • X5944SGmegang
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Milford sound Cruise and Fiordland National Park day tour
        We had a great day, enjoyed the stops along the way for sightseeing and photo opportunities. The two hour cruise was amazing. We were given lunch and snacks and we did stop for a coffee break early in the day. It was a long day but glad we got to see such a special part of the world. We had a great guide who told us about the places along the way and there was also time to get some rest in. Would definitely recommend this tour!
        Written 3 April 2024
      • richardmJ961CB
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Wonderful experience too and from Milford Sound
        We had an amazing day. Everything was so very well organised. We were picked up on time and our timings were perfect for the whole day. Danni our guide was wonderful, allowing quiet time for the first hour for everyone to catch up on some sleep while it was still dark. Danni explained and commentated throughout the drive to and from Milford Sound. Consideration was given to regular bathroom break stops and we stopped at great locations for admiring the beauty of the different landscapes and photo taking. The music play list was great too. Could not fault anything a 10 out of 10 day and thank you so much Danni for making our day so special. Gail and Paul from Peachland Canada
        Written 3 April 2024
      • Harneer S
        0 contributions
        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        DONT DO IT
        Our trip from Queenstown to Mt cook was good and our guide was amazing. But our buses abd driver/tour guide changed for the next leg. There were only few stops made for quick toilet breaks as the driver was running late. He detoured thru inland and all we see was cows and sheep. We had a Maori commentator and she kept talking for first couple of hours. The experience was terrible, no value for money and I have requested for refund.
        Written 2 April 2024
      • 769taliab
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing trip! Very worth it.
        We loved our tour experience to Mount Cook with Jeff! He was very friendly, funny and pointed out great facts and history about the mountain and New Zealand! Would definitely travel with this company again, was well worth the money!
        Written 1 April 2024
      • Andrea W
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent tour, well worth doing!
        Group size excellent, coach comfortable, stops to Milford Sound excellent, tour guide informative, cheery and helpful!
        Written 1 April 2024
      • aled_10
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A great day - well organised trip with a breathtaking cruise on Milford Sound
        An excellent day - a very good, friendly, informed tour guide / driver (Abi). The transport to Milford Sound was comfortable with plenty of stops on the way and good catering. The cruise on Milford Sound was breathtaking. Highly recommended.
        Written 31 March 2024
      • Scenic52455136308
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great tour to Milford Sound
        We had an amazing day trip to Milford Sound. We were a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 young kids) and we were together with our friends, another family of 3. We asked to be in the same bus and they accommodated us. Our guide was Sarah, who was wonderful . Pick-up from our hotel (Crowne Plaza in Queenstown) was on time. The mini-bus was full (13 people). Sarah had great stories along the way, and stopped often for photos and bathroom breaks. Once we got to Milford Sound, we walked right up and boarded our boat for a 2 hour magnificent cruise around the Sound. They use Milford Cruise, a smaller cruise company and it is not too crowded, which is great. We were told that they only load up to half of their capacity, to give tourists more space to enjoy. We had lunch on the boat (included in the price of the tour- if I remember correctly it was a sandwich, a bag of chips, a bottle of juice, apple and a cookie; they also provided some small bottles of water, but you should also bring your own) . Then it was back on the bus for the long ride home. Fewer stops, but just enough bathroom stops. We would highly recommend this trip.
        Written 31 March 2024
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      givengo2000
      Massachusetts23 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      One of the best things I’ve ever done!! The tour guide Denny was a wonderful young woman who drove 16 of us from Queenstown to Mt Cook Aoraki and back, stopping at various locations so we could enjoy picture taking. This included rest stops and informative dialogue. The ride was long but beautiful! The actual flying experience was amazing and one of the best things I’ve ever done! The plane ride was smooth and landing on the Franz Josef glacier was exciting! We had ample time on the glacier to experience it and take photos. The return trip on the helicopter was my favorite thing! Our pilot got us up close to the mountains and the views were unforgettable!! He landed us back to earth like we were a butterfly touching down!! Great great experience!!!
      Written 22 February 2024
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      Elli
      Western Australia, Australia8 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2022 • Solo
      What an amazing day with johno and kraig out at Mt Cook. Extremely informative and full of surprises the heli trip and ski plane just topped it off .. thanks again for an amazing 12 hours of jam packed of a day
      Written 27 August 2022
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      Thank you for joining us on tour! We hope to see you again soon!
      Written 28 August 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Jack
      South Perth, Australia1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      5/5 was a great tour with a very informative and funny guide. Daniel made us feel welcome and ensured we knew all about the tour and the days events. He made sure we experienced everything and went the extra mile teaching us about New Zealand’s environment, Māori legends and recommendations of places to eat and have fun. Highly recommend the tour
      Written 7 July 2022
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      Kim
      8 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2022 • Couples
      Going up in the helicopter, and landing in the snow, amazing! The guides knew a lot and were very friendly and entertaining. The trip was long on the road, but our guides had a lot of interesting information about geology, movies that were filmed in the area, and fun facts as well. Definitely worth it. There is also the opportunity to do a short walk around Aoraki/Mt Cook, or you can explore the Village. The guides made it their mission to make sure everyone got what they wanted out of the trip. Thank Dan and Kreig!
      Written 11 January 2022
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      It sounds like you really made the most of your time at Aoraki Mount Cook! Thank you for joining us on tour - we appreciate your support.
      Written 13 February 2022
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      Sally B
      70 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Overall an exceptional tour. Stops were great. Food options for purchase were really nice. Bus was comfy. Only downside was the long wait for the helicopter and plane ride. Jeff was a very informative and friendly driver who dropped us off at our accommodation at the end of a very long but enjoyable day.
      Written 31 March 2024
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      Nicola
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2023 • Family
      Shane was an awesome guide! He was knowledgeable, funny & friendly. A small group but he made it engaging and fun. Would defos book again & recommend to others looking for tour guides when in NZ. Thank you again Shane, we had a great time ☺️
      Written 11 January 2023
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      Yutong W
      Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      I would rate 10 out of 5! Shein (not sure about the spelling) is sooo nice and helpful. Always tells sooo many history and stories. He made really nice plans and we all had an excellent day in Qtn!
      Written 28 October 2022
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      xaviere r
      21 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2023
      So first of all, the team is amazing. John made sure everyone had all the facts in a timely manner and more, he did his best to make the trip lively and interesting. The other member I interacted with was very sweet. The tour in itself was nice, we saw beautiful things and learned a lot.
      However, the organization, I was not satisfied with. I booked the helicopter flight and received an email only the day before warning about the weather and possible cancellation. It was of course canceled due to bad weather but we only had the confirmation on the day itself at 10 am. I also was not the only one in this situation and all of us had the same disappointing experience of going on a trip we wouldn’t have booked without the helicopter option and not given the option to back down earlier.
      Now, I understand the team did their very best and have no control over the weather, nor the flight company decisions. It doesn’t make the experience any better.
      Written 28 May 2023
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      BackPacker791833
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2024 • Solo
      One of the best things I’ve ever done! Fantastic views!! The plane ride was smooth for such a small craft and the helicopter ride was absolutely incredible!!! Loved this experience!!!
      Written 22 February 2024
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      Jennifer P
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2023 • Solo
      Chinsan our tour operator (pilot lol) for today was superb, funny. Made the trip so enjoyable and fun. Would definitely recommend. Thank you for an awesome experience.
      Written 6 July 2023
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