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Thursday 23 April

Day 6 – Wanaka to Treble Cone (return)

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Ride alongside the magnificent Lake Wanaka en route to Treble Cone, one of the South Island’s major ski hubs in winter.

Activities & highlights

Try and keep your eyes on the road as we ride from Lake Wanaka to Treble Cone surrounded by tremendous scenery. On arrival back in Wanaka, indulge in homemade scones at Edgewater Resort before boarding the bus for Aoraki Mount Cook, New Zealand’s largest mountain.

Have your cameras ready for a spectacular drive after the ride. You will quickly see why Mount Cook National Park is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Area with beautiful glaciers, snow capped mountains and the beautiful Lake Pukaki.

When we get to Aoraki Mount Cook the afternoon will be yours to enjoy! Stretch your legs on a short hike through Hooker Valley to the Tasman Glacier, treat yourself to a helicopter ride over Aoraki Mount Cook or kick back and take in the spectacular views right from the comfort of your hotel.

An optional Big Sky Stargazing tour is the perfect way to experience the wonders of the International Dark Sky Reserve.

Mount Cooke - Photo by Rob Suisted

Photo by: Rob Suisted

Route details

Ride: 50km | 515m elevation
Surface: Road
Bus: Wanaka to Aoraki Mount Cook (2.5 hours)

After a challenging day of riding between Queenstown and Wanaka, today’s pedal to Treble Cone will be very leisurely. After the ride you can relax on the bus as we head to Aoraki Mount Cook (about a 2.5 hour drive).

Wanaka to Treble Cone (return) elevation map

What's included?


  • Breakfast, morning tea, lunch, dinner
  • Standard Mt Cook room at Hermitage Hotel


  • Breakfast, morning tea, lunch, dinner
  • Standard Mt Cook room at Hermitage Hotel


Snowline Bar - Hermintage Hotel

All guests will be treated to a night at the prestige Hermitage Hotel with beautiful views of Mount Cook. Located in the beautiful Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, it is the perfect base to experience this UNESCO World Heritage Area.

Rooms include free Wi-Fi, kitchenette facilities, balcony and views of Mount Cook.

Optional extras – booked separately

  • Big Sky Stargazing tour
  • Short hikes

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