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Aoraki Mount Cook National Park: home to our own Everest

Aoraki Mount Cook National Park is a rugged land of ice and rock, with 19 peaks over 3000 metres, including New Zealand’s highest mountain, Aoraki Mount Cook (3754 metres). 

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Aoraki Mount Cook Village

There are several fantastic walks around the village that provide views of Aoraki Mount Cook and the surrounding native alpine bush and area.

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Lake Matheson Walk

The unsurpassed views and mountain reflections from the forested shores of Lake Matheson make this easy walk one of the most popular on the West Coast.

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Tasman Valley walking tracks

The Tasman Glacier, 29km long and up to 3km wide, can be viewed from the short walks that start at the Blue Lakes Shelter.

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State Highway 6

The Wild West? Fill ’er up at Blenheim, where it says its goodbyes to State Highway 1, and hit the...

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Southern stars

As world populations continue to gather in cities, and those cities grow, the chance to gaze longingly at the stars...

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Aoraki Mount Cook National Park

Aoraki Mount Cook is the symbolic, iconic, singular peak that snapshots the south in no uncertain terms.

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The Hermitage

Not much has changed of the view from the Hermitage from the day it was opened in 1884.

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The Grand Traverse

While it’s always stunning to get in amongst it all, try getting above it now and again for the ultimate...

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Glacier Explorers

Let Glacier Explorers take you on an amazing encounter with New Zealand's largest glacier, the Tasman Glacier. Depart from The Hermitage and journe...

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The Helicopter Line - Mt Cook

From the iconic locations of Mount Cook, Twizel, Franz Josef Glacier, Fox Glacier and Queenstown - The Helicopter Line can take you on a scenic fli...

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Big Sky Stargazing

A tribute to Sir Edmund Hillary, humanitarian, ambassador and one of the world's greatest explorers, the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre showcases...