Mt Cook & Hooker Valley Hike Small Group Tour from Queenstown

Mt Cook & Hooker Valley Hike Small Group Tour from Queenstown

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.

Mt Cook & Hooker Valley Hike Tour, this small group, fully-guided day trip combines all of the key highlights in the area with the famous Hooker Valley Hike. 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.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Queenstown, Queenstown, Otago Region, South Island

Your tour starts in the stunning city of Queenstown. As we drive out of the city your guide will not only set the scene for your adventurous day but also point out and guide you past some of the area’s top highlights.

Pass By: Kawarau Suspension Bridge, Kawarau Bridge, Gibbston New Zealand

Departing Queenstown we then make our way through the impressive 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.

Stop At: Cromwell, Cromwell, Central Otago, Otago Region, South Island

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.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Lindis Pass, Omarama New Zealand

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.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Omarama, Omarama, Canterbury Region, South Island

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)!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Lake Pukaki, New Zealand

Turning west we begin to enter the Aoraki National Park and Lake Pukaki begins to emerge in front of us. Lake Pukaki is one of the bluest lakes you will ever see and is stunningly framed by the backdrop of Aoraki/Mt Cook and the Southern Alps. We stop for some amazing photos and to just marvel at the sight that we are beholding. It’s not hard to see why many Lord of the Rings scene were filmed nearby and we will point them out for you.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Mackenzie District, Canterbury Region, South Island

While in the national park we will stop and explore some of the amazing sites and get those bucket list photos before heading to the departure point for your hike.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Hooker Valley Track, Hooker Valley Road, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) New Zealand

Being dropped off at the start of the Hooker Valley Track you will depart on a self-guided, 3 hour return easy but spectacular hike. The hike includes amazing views of Hooker Lake, Hooker Glacier and Mt Cook (weather dependant). You also get the chance to spot ice bergs and cross the three famous swing bridges. It is easy to see why this is one of New Zealand’s favourite walks. After this sprit lifting experience, our guide will pick you back up again from the start of the track.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Mt. Cook Village, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Mackenzie District, Canterbury Region, South Island

Arriving at Mt Cook Village, weather depending, we should get some more amazing shots of the mountain itself. At 3724m, Aoraki/Mt Cook is New Zealand’s highest peak, however, the mountain can be viewed without any acclimatisation whatsoever from the village which is just 750m above sea level.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: High Country Salmon, State Highway 8, Twizel 7944 New Zealand

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.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Mrs Jones Fruit Orchard, 489 Kawarau Gorge Road, Cromwell 9384 New Zealand

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.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Queenstown, Queenstown, Otago Region, South Island

Sadly the tour must come to an end as we re-enter Queenstown and say our goodbyes.

Duration: 1 hour

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Infant seats available"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"A large amount of walking is involved."
"Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair."
"Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately."
"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 canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons"
"Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers"
"COVID-19 vaccination required for guides"

Hora de Inicio: 06:45 AM
Duración: 12 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: The Station - Home of Adventure in Queenstown, Corner of Shotover & Camp Streets, 25 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel Pick Up Points & Times:
Please be ready waiting in your hotel lobby or at the pick up point at least 10 minutes prior to your pick up time below. If your hotel is not listed below, please contact us in advance to be picked up from your nearest location in the list below.
15 mins before tour start time: Kamana Lakehouse, Heritage Hotel, Mercure Hotel
10 mins before tour start time: Crowne Plaza, Hotel St Moritz, Rydges Lakeland Resort
5 mins before tour start time: Tahuna Pod Hostel, Novotel Queenstown Lakeside, Nomads Backpackers, Queenstown Central Pick Up Point (The Station Information centre - Corner of Shotover & Camp Street)
At tour start time: Scenic Hotel, Copthorne Hotel, Heartland Hotel, Millennium Hotel, Oaks Shores Resort, The Rees Hotel
10 - 20 mins after tour start time: Frankton Bus Terminus (near Queenstown airport), Wyndham Garden Hotel
45 minutes after tour start time: Cromwell I-Site, 2 The Mall, Cromwell


  • Frankton Bus Terminal
  • Queenstown Central - Shotover Building
  • Cromwell iSite - 2 The Mall, Cromwell

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Small Group & Fully Guided Tour
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Hooker Valley Track

No Incluye

  • Gratuities
  • Optional extras and activities - please select the tour option you want at time of booking


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