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Queenstwon -> Mt. Cook (Glacier Explorer) -> Takepo

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Queenstwon -> Mt. Cook (Glacier Explorer) -> Takepo


I plan to drive from Queenstown to Mt. Cook Village to go on the Glacier explorer tour, after which we plan to drive down to lake Tekapo for the night.

Keeping a driving time of 3.5 hours from Queenstown to Tekapo + 2.5 hours Glacier explorer tour and 1.5 hours drive time from Mt. cook to Tekapo can this be accomplished in a 1 day trip. We will of course count for buffers in every leg of the trip.

We plan to leave Queenstown by 7.30 am and would be keen to reach Tekapo no later than 7.30 pm.

Is this feasibile for a 1 day trip or will it be too hectic ?

Also any feebdack on the Glacier Explorer trip if undertaken by an fourm members ?


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1. Re: Queenstwon -> Mt. Cook (Glacier Explorer) -> Takepo

You will be here late Oct?

Yes this can be achieved in one day. However I would leave Queenstown later than 7:30am. There is little to be gained by being sleep deprived when driving long distances on unfamiliar roads. Sleep a bit later, enjoy a leisurely breakfast in Q'town before departing and enjoy your day. The drive through the Lindis Pass is a highlight.

I've done the Glacier Explorers trip a number of years ago and was highly impressed. The Tasman glacier itself is a small dark, misshapen lump of black ice, but the icebergs etc are fascinating - enjoy :)

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