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Things to Do in Mount Cook

Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Mount Cook and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Mount Cook activities? We have 8 tour ideas.


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Air Tours

45-Minute Glacier Highlights Ski Plane Tour from Mount Cook

Mount Cook, New Zealand
Duration: 45 minutes
Priced From: USD 314.92


Soar through the sky on this 45-minute Ski Plane scenic experience through Aoraki Mt Cook National Park. Enjoy the Breathtaking views from the moment you're airborne. Experience everything Mt Cook National Park has to offer.

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Mount Cook to Christchurch Tour

Mount Cook, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours 50 minutes
Priced From: USD 114.11


Sit back and relax on this one-way tour from Mount Cook to Christchurch. Travel down the western side of Lake Pukaki and see the breathtaking views of this alpine region of New Zealand's South Island.

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Mount Cook to Queenstown Tour

Mount Cook, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 134.12


Be mesmerised by the alpine surroundings of the truly unique region of New Zealand's South Island as you leave Mount Cook on a one-way tour to Queenstown. <br /><br />Depart Mount Cook village in the afternoon and travel down the western side of Lake Pukaki at the foot of New Zealand's tallest mountain, Mount Cook.

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Mount Cook to Wanaka Tour

Mount Cook, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 154.87


In the afternoon, depart the Mount Cook village and travel down the western side of Lake Pukaki at the foot of New Zealand's tallest mountain, Mount Cook. <br /><br />On leaving the Mount Cook National Park, journey further south through the rugged high country landscape of the Mackenzie Basin with its hydroelectric system of lakes and canals.

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Helicopter Tours

Mount Cook Mountains High Helicopter Flight

Mount Cook, New Zealand
Duration: 40 minutes
Priced From: USD 333.45


The premier flight over this amazing alpine region with vast snowfields, glaciers and a spectacular view of New Zealand's highest peak, Aoraki/Mount Cook. Fly towards the Tasman Glacier and land high above it where you can step out of the helicopter and experience what it feels like to stand on snow atop a mountain. Enjoy the incredible vistas and a close up view of Aoraki (Mount Cook) from your landing site, then take off... Read More

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Mount Cook Alpine Vista Helicopter Flight

Mount Cook, New Zealand
Duration: 20 minutes
Priced From: USD 177.84


This short scenic flight option is ideal if you are looking for the opportunity to touch snow and experience the thrill of a helicopter flight. Sweep through the rugged high country landscape of the Ben Ohau mountain range to a landing site on a snow field high in the mountains. Enjoy the fantastic vista from this alpine setting as you look out to the mountains and glaciers, and down to the valleys that were carved out by... Read More

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Helicopter Tours

Mount Cook Alpine Explorer Helicopter Flight

Mount Cook, New Zealand
Duration: 35 minutes
Priced From: USD 266.76


Experience this magnificent alpine environment with a high scenic flight over the Ben Ohau mountains. Watch as the landscape changes from low rolling hills, becoming steeper and more rugged as you rise above scarred ridges left by ancient glaciers. Fly close to the steep ridges and rise over a mountain pass that reveals superb views out to Aoraki/Mount Cook and its surrounding peaks. Prepare yourself for an amazing landing on... Read More

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Ski & Snow

Mt Cook Helicopter Flight and Tasman Glacier Walk

Mount Cook, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 433.48


Enjoy a scenic helicopter flight (40-minute flight time) from Mt Cook to Tasman Glacier followed by an exhilarating 2-hour guided walk on the glacier itself. Fly over the Southern Alps and Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park to reach Tasman Glacier, New Zealand's largest glacier and a frozen wonderland of ice caves, snow fields, crevasses and pinnacles. As you explore on foot, learn from your guide how glaciers form, move and... Read More

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