Leaving Queenstown we travel north through the historic gold mining region of the rugged Kawarau River Gorge and past the famous fruit growing region of Cromwell. Skirting the shores of Lake Dunstan, we cross the Lindis Pass and arrive at Omarama for morning tea (own expense).
Continue through the rugged high country landscape of the Mackenzie Basin to arrive at Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park, home to Australasia's highest mountain at 3724 metres. Enjoy lunch (own expense) in Aoraki / Mt Cook Village and take in the majestic alpine scenery.
While you are at Aoraki / Mt Cook there is the chance to enjoy a scenic flight with The Helicopter Line or Mt Cook Ski Planes over this spectacular alpine region (own expense, this flight can be arranged with your driver/guide).
In the afternoon, your tour departs Mt Cook Village and returns to Queenstown.
*Optional return flight is at your own expense and can be arranged with your driver.