Mt Cook Southern Alps Discovery Tour

This tour takes the hard work out of discovery. At 3,754m, Aoraki Mount Cook is New Zealand’s highest mountain. Combine this with a glacier landing, the rugged West Coast and Milford Sound to have the ultimate Southern Alps Discovery.

“I am not sure that Mount Cook is not the finest in outline of all the snowy mountains I have ever seen. No one can mistake it. If a person says he thinks he has seen it, you may be quite sure that he has not seen it. The moment it comes into sight the exclamation is ‘that is Mount Cook’, not ‘that must be Mount Cook’. There is no possibility of mistake.”
– Samuel Butler

Your day will begin with a pickup from your centrally located Queenstown hotel and transfer to the Air Milford base. From here your adventure will start!

Mount Cook is a world renowned peak, climbed by many and enjoyed by all that visit. Mount Cook is the flagship of the mighty Southern Alps mountain range. It is joined by another sixteen peaks at over 3,000m, all making up the famous Southern Alps. Our Southern Alps Discovery excursion is the most breathtaking way to see this stunning region.

Also included in this tour is a Glacier landing, flight from Mt Cook via West Coast to Milford Sound, and landing in Milford Sound. Also enjoy options to add on cruises in Milford Sound.

Enjoy your return flight from Milford Sound and a return transfer right to your accommodation!

Mt Cook Flights from Queenstown - Glacier Views - Southern Alps
  • Scenic flight from Queenstown to Mount Cook via Mount Aspiring National Park
  • Transfer to a helicopter experience landing on a Glacier
  • Flight from Mt Cook via the West Coast to Milford Sound
  • Scenic flight from Milford Sound returning back to Queenstown
  • Pick up & drop off from most Queenstown accommodation


Optional Add Ons:
Lunch can be arranged at Mt Cook or in Milford Sound*
A Milford Sound Cruise can also be added on to this tour*
*Additional charges will apply.


Departs on demand from Queenstown Airport
*Minimum numbers apply 

01 October 2022 – 30 September 2024.  

From $1,890 Per Person NZD

Minimum 4 passengers


Allow six hours – (travelling time is kept to a minimum to ensure plenty of opportunity for walking)

We recommend booking for your first available day in Queenstown due to the weather dependent nature of flying.

Should the weather be unfavourable on the day, you will have maximum flexibility to roll your experience on to another day during your stay.

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