Handpicked by a Christchurch Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Best Mount Cook Adventure Activities'.

Home to all but one of New Zealand's 20 highest peaks, including the highest with Mount Cook, this national park ifeatures captivating mountainous terrain and glaciers.  As such, there are plenty of adventure activities to challenge yourself.  Here our our picks...

Alps2Ocean Cycle Trail

The Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail takes cyclists through some of the South Island's most dramatic scenery. The 300km cycling route passes from the tussocky alpine Mackenzie Country with its turquoise lakes, through rural towns to the Pacific Ocean in historic Oamaru. From Christchurch, you'll be driven to the rugged Mackenzie Country, with its alps, hydro and glacial lakes, and incredibly starry ski...

Glacier Explorers

Incredible boat journeys beside the mighty Tasman Glacier. One of only three tours of its kind in the world, you'll sail across the terminal lake and capture some amazing photographs. Glacier Explorers departs from the Hermitage Hotel in Aoraki/Mt Cook Alpine Village. The Tasman Glacier is one of the few in the world to terminate in a lake, so visitors can actually cruise alongside it in the cu...

The Helicopter Line Mt Cook (Glentanner)

Aoraki/Mount Cook is the highest peak dominates the Southern Alps mountain range that divides New Zealand’s South Island into east and west.  The Mt Cook National Park’s towering mountains, vast glaciers and remote snowfields inspired Sir Edmund Hillary, before his quest of Mt Everest.  The Helicopter Line is New Zealand's premier commercial and leisure helicopter operator, o...

Alpine Recreation

Award-winning, family-run outdoor adventure company with over 30 years experience. Specialists in trekking, skiing and climbing around the Southern Alps, led by passionate, professional guides. Alpine Recreation have been at the forefront of guided mountain climbing, trekking, skiing and snowshoeing since 1981. Founded by eminent mountain guide, Gottlieb Braun-Elwert, the company is still famil...

Mt Cook Glacier Guiding

Combine the thrill of walking on a remote part of New Zealand's biggest glacier with the experience of breathtaking helicopter fly-bys of New Zealand's highest mountain, Aoraki/Mt Cook. Choose to fly in either a helicopter or ski plane past Aoraki/Mt Cook before going showshoeing in a snowy white wilderness at over 2100m with your professional guide.  Try an adrenaline-pumping ice cli...

From Christchurch: 1-Way Mount Cook & Lake Tekapo Tour

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HighlightsLake TekapoChurch of the Good ShepardMt Cook & Aoraki National ParkLake PukakiDescriptionChristchurch to Mt Cook via Lake Tekapo Small Group Tour (1 way). This small group, fully-guided day transfer allows you to travel in style to Mt Cook while seeing all the key highlights along the way. Led by our famously passionate tour guides, notorious for bringing your journey to life by sharing ...

From Christchurch: Mount Cook One-Way Discovery Tour

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HighlightsHooker ValleyLake TekapoLake PukakiFairlie BakehouseDescriptionAoraki Mount Cook – The mountain that prepared Sir Edmund Hillary for his conquest of Everest, and the tallest mountain in New Zealand. Lying deep in the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park is New Zealand’s longest glacier – Haupapa/Tasman Glacier. Lake Tekapo - famous for its crystal clear waters with the majesty of the mo...

Skydive Mount Cook

Enjoy New Zealand’s most stunning skydiving experience with spectacular views of Aoraki/Mt. Cook and Lakes Ohau, Pukaki & Takapo/Tekapo.  Situated in Pukaki and boasting some of the country’s most incredible scenery, Skydive Mt Cook offers quintessential South Island views: snow-capped mountains, glaciers, lakes, and Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park. Amaze Yourself with a Skydive ov...


Mount Cook Helicopter Tour

This helicopter ride is an increbible journey that takes you over the Canterbury Plains and into the heart the Southern Alps to the jaw-dropping Aoraki Mount Cook. Mt Cook is New Zealand’s highest peak standing at 3,724 metres.  There are 27 other mountains in this alpine range that peak at over 3000 metres that form a landscape of  epic proportions. The magic begins when the hel...

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