Mt Cook Tour: Custom from Queenstown

Duration: Full day from Queenstown
Distance: 3-1/2-hour drive each way, return flight available
Rating: Easy to moderate options

Mt Cook Lake PukakiJoin me on a stunning Mt Cook tour from Queenstown, created just for you, with as many stops along the way as you like. It’s possible to leave early from Queenstown and just visit Mt Cook for the day, especially if you fly back, but I usually recommend staying in Mt Cook for at least one night.

The Mt Cook region is one of my favourites in the South Island and although I’ve explored just about every inch of it many times, I’m still absolutely in awe each time I drive through the Mackenzie Basin and I know you will be too. If you’re a hiker, you won’t want to miss it.

If you’re a keen hiker, you won’t want to miss the Mueller Hut hike, one of the best day walks on the South Island (as long as you don’t mind working a bit for the view)! Also have a look at Things to Do in Mt Cook for my picks on what not to miss, and we can include as many of them as you want. Or let me know your priorities and how much time you have and I can fit the pieces together for you.

We’ll be driving past the Kawarau Bridge, the home of Bungy, on our way out of town and we can stop and watch for a bit, or give it a go if you’re feeling brave enough to jump! If that’s not your speed, we can add on a private tasting and wine tour at Gibbston Valley instead.

Mt Cook Tour: Custom from Queenstown