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Queenstown to Mt Cook Private Luxury Day Tour

Mount Cook / Aoraki (Maori Name) Leave the busy city behind and get ready to explore New Zealand’s highest Mountain ranges named  Mount Cook/ Aoraki  located in the southern Alps of the South Island and experience the scenic sights of the breathtaking scenery region.  On this scenic drive to Mt cook the first stop will be at Clay Cliffs in Omarama. The cliffs are geological wonder, which were discovered million years ago made of silt and gravel layers,  because of the river flowing from glaciers forming sharp pinnacles separated by narrow ravines. After the Cliff stop will make an impressive picture stop for experiencing the Lake Pukaki. Lake which is famous for its unique milky turquoise colour and on the other side also serve the foreground for the Aoraki/Mt Cook the highest New Zealand Peak. On arriving the Mt cook village, different experience’s can be enjoyed depending on personal choice’s a local restaurant lunch or the photo spot, further on with a flow a short fine walk in Mount Cook Hooker Valley would impress you with stunning landscapes of the valley, lakes, glaciers and also depending on season could get chance to see Mount Cook Lily. Activities Recommended: -A scenic helicopter flight -Tasman Glacier lake Boat Cruise  On the drive back to Queenstown we can also get you to experience the freshest salmon in New Zealand  with brief scenic stop at TWIZEL. From start to finish, this stunning visit features probably the most sensational sights in all of New Zealand. Amid each snapshot of the outing, there is something either intriguing or lovely to take home.

$679.54 Transfers & Ground Transport

Christchurch Full Day Private Transfer or Excursion from Queenstown

Meet and greet at your accommodation in Queenstown or at the airport . Travel in an SUV 4WD with commentary from your driver/guide. First stop is Arrowtown just 19 klm from Queenstown, with its old mining town where the first Chinese settlers came in search of fortune. A brief walk around the village to grab a cup of coffee or icecream! Continue travel on the Lindis Pass and coasting the Kawarau Gorge where some relics of the mining era are visible. We continue driving and have a brief stop in Cromwell the Fruit Bowl Of The South to savour some of the fruits in season. We will take a lunch stop in Omarama then continue to Lake Pukaki to admire the turquoise colour of the lake. If possible we will drive to Mt Cook(about 40min drive to reach) but only if it is already visible from the Lake.Continue in late afternoon  to Lake Tekapo for a quick cup of coffee/tea and a short walk to look at the picturesque turquoise lake and the Church of Good Shepard. Another short stop is included at Geraldine and the Tin Shed for some merino-possum clothing and accessories. Head towards Ashburton and then finally Christchurch where you driver/guide will transfer you to your accommodation and bid you farewell. By choosing to depart from Wanaka you  will  pass Puzzling World an attraction that will play with your eyes and mind(entry not included) and coast Lake Dunstan to then proceed with the above itinerary. Your driver guide will bid you farewell at your accommodation in Christchurch.

$577.61 Transfers & Ground Transport

Queenstown to Christchurch Private Transfer and Tour

Meet and greet at your accommodation in Queenstown or at the airport . Travel in an SUV 4WD with  your driver/guide. First stop is Arrowtown just 19 klm from Queenstown, with its old mining town where the first Chinese settlers came in search of fortune. A brief walk around the village to grab a cup of coffee or icecream! Continue travel on the Lindis Pass and coasting the Kawarau Gorge where some relics of the mining era are visible. We continue driving and have a brief stop in Cromwell the Fruit Bowl Of The South to savour some of the fruits in season. We will take a lunch stop(at own cost) in Omarama then continue to Lake Pukaki to admire the turquoise colour of the lake. If possible we will drive to Mt Cook(about 40min drive to reach) but only if it is already visible from the Lake.Continue in late afternoon  to Lake Tekapo for a quick cup of coffee/tea and a short walk to look at the picturesque turquoise lake and the Church of Good Sheppard. Another short stop is included at Geraldine and the Tin Shed for some merino-possum clothing and accessories. Head towards Ashburton and then finally Christchurch where you driver/guide will transfer you to your accommodation and bid you farewell. By choosing to depart from Wanaka you  will  pass Puzzling World an attraction that will play with your eyes and mind(entry not included) and coast Lake Dunstan to then proceed with the above itinerary. Your driver guide will bid you farewell at your accommodation in Christchurch.

$169.20 Outdoor Activities

Mt Cook Adventure Tour from Queenstown (Small Groups)

Big mountains have always fascinated and inspired men, women and children of all walks of life. Aoraki/Mt Cook is certainly no exception! In fact, this mountain draws more people each year than most of the world’s mountains. Let Cheeky Kiwi not just take you there, but create an experience for you that allows you to fully embrace this, the most beloved of all of New Zealand’s peaks.  At 3 724m, Aoraki/Mt Cook is by no means amongst the world’s tallest but with the nearby Mt Cook village just 750m above sea-level, the mountain can be viewed without any acclimatisation whatsoever, and so our tour is perfect for people of all levels of fitness.  Our guided tour begins with pickups in Qeenstown and Frankton, before we then travel through the stunning Kawarau gorge to Cromwell for the final pickups. After making a comfort stop in the quaint township of Omarama, we climb our way through Lindis Pass, one of only 3 alpine roads through the otherwise impassable Southern Alps. As we exit the Pass, you may catch glimpses of the mighty mountain itself; but before arriving there is much more to see, including what many consider one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Lake Pukaki is one of the bluest lakes you will ever see, and is framed by the backdrop of Aoraki and his brothers, the Southern Alps. The location of several scenes from the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Lake Pukaki is a destination in and of itself. Even though we could spend all day just here the mountain continues to call and so our journey continues into the rugged alps.  We soon pass the delta where the mountain’s various rivers, creeks and streams converge to form the lake and the mountain continues to  grow steadily in stature and grandeur until the shear scale of the view makes you feel powerless. Arriving into the alpine village of Mt Cook and the Hermitage, home of the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre, you now have the freedom to explore in whatever way suits your energy levels and budget.  Some options include: Hikes and walks for all skill levels Scenic flight and heli adventures over the mountain and on the glaciers  Jet Boat trips and cruises up the glacier river and lakes  Sir Edmond Hillary Alpine Centre, Museum & Cafe  Departing the village, we wind our way back around the lake, this time the mountains shrinking behind us. On the way out we stop in at a local salmon farm, where you can feed the fish. Or, of course, they can feed you, via a series of tasty salmon-based menu items before we head back to Queenstown.  Choose Cheeky Kiwi, the small-group tour specialists, if you want a personalised, enjoyable, informative, and above all, unforgettable experience of the majestic Aoraki/Mt Cook and surrounding region. Our tours are never just about the destination; the journey matters too, and this is one journey you won’t want to miss!