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

Mount Cook offers visitors a huge selection of activities to enjoy.  All types of activity are available ifrom the thrilling, to the awe inspiring, through to the scenic and family type of experiences.  To help make sure you don't miss out on the most popular and iconic attractions, we've picked out the top 'must do activities in Mount Cook to experience.

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...

Tasman Valley 4WD Tours

Explore stunning scenery in an overland adventure as you are expertly driven through the Tasman Valley and into the heart of the stunning Mount Cook National Park. The tours depart at 11.30am and 3.00pm with bookings necessary.  As the trip is subject to weather conditions, it is essential to arrive to the Activities Counter a minimum of 30 Mins prior to departure. Contact: ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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