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Mt Cook Tour & Heli Hike Combo from Queenstown

Explore the Mt Cook area & Tasman Glacier. On this one-day combo tour you will see all the highlights of Mt Cook plus experience a Tasman Glacier Heli Hike.

Highlights

  • Mt Cook & Aoraki National Park
  • Tasman Glacier Heli Hike
  • Lake Pukaki
  • Kawarau Gorge, Lindis Pass and the Southern Alps
  • High Country Salmon

Mt Cook Tour & Heli Hike Combo, this small group, fully-guided day trip combines all of the key highlights of Mt Cook with an incredible Heli Hike on Tasman Glacier including two scenic helicopter flights. 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.

Itinerary

  • Queenstown - Starting in stunning Queenstown, we drive out of the city and your guide sets the scene for your adventurous day and shows some of the area’s top highlights on the way out of town.
  • Kawarau Suspension Bridge – Departing Queenstown we then make our way through the Kawarau Gorge, passing stunning views, the Kawarau Suspension Bridge and the famous Roaring Meg Lookout. Time and light permitting we will stop for that first great shot of the tour.
  • Cromwell – Exiting the Kawarau Gorge we enter the fruit and wine growing region of Cromwell. Passing huge fields of vines, we cross Lake Dunstan and follow this beautiful lake towards Lindis Pass.
  • Lindis Pass – Climbing in altitude, Lindis Pass has amazing views down through the valleys. Being one of only three alpine roads through the otherwise impassable Southern Alps, we stop at the famous lookout at the top of the pass for an essential photo.
  • Omarama – While driving through the endless plains of the Mackenzie district we will spot several of the famous Merino breed of sheep before stopping at the quaint township of Omarama. While in Omarama we have time for a break or even to try the best creamy chicken pie in NZ (in our opinion)!
  • Lake Pukaki –Entering Aoraki National Park, Lake Pukaki begins to emerge in front of us. This is one of the bluest lakes and stunningly frames Aoraki/Mt Cook and the Southern Alps. We stop for some amazing photos and to marvel at the sight that we are beholding.
  • Heli Hike –Get ready for an adventure of a lifetime with a Tasman Glacier Heli Hike! Experience the excitement of a stunning heli flight by Aoraki/Mt Cook, a 2 hour guided hike on Zealand’s biggest glacier, and another spectacular scenic flight back to our Aoraki/Mt. Cook base.
  • Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park – After your helihike we arrive at Mt Cook Village and weather depending, we get some amazing shots of the mountain from the ground. Aoraki/Mt Cook is NZ’s highest peak at 3724m, but the mountain can be viewed without acclimatisation from the village.
  • High Country Salmon - Farewelling Aoraki/Mt Cook Village and making our way back to Queenstown we stop in at High Country Salmon, a local salmon farm, where you can feed the fish and taste some of the freshest salmon in New Zealand.
  • Mrs Jones Fruit Stall – During summer months when the sun is still up and as we get close to Queenstown, we often stop at Mrs Jones Suncrest Orchard to try or buy her delicious local fruit or real fruit ice cream.
  • Queenstown – Sadly the tour must come to an end as we re-enter Queenstown and say our goodbyes.
Adult $784.00
Child $745.00 (4-14 years old)
Infant 0-3yrs $685.00

What's included

  • Small Group & Fully Guided Tour
  • Tasman Glacier Heli Hike including all equipment
  • 2 Scenic Helicopter Flights
  • Bottled Water & Snacks

Duration

  • Allow approximately 12 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Pick up from central Queenstown hotels or pick up points (Please select your pick up point when booking)

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.

Notes

  • Minimum numbers required for the tour to operate.

Available Bookings from June 22 to June 28

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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Fri 25 Jun
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Mon 28 Jun

  • Adult$637.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$652.00
  • Infant 0-3yrs$685.00

  • Adult$637.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$652.00
  • Infant 0-3yrs$685.00

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miraflore from New Zealand wrote on 29 May 2021

Once in a lifetime experience!

It was awesome and Richard ia very knowlegeable! We got to go inside the crevaces see the frozen air bubbles and deep blue ice! It was amazingggg! Very much worth to do as this is one of our bucket list in NZ!

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