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Aoraki Mount Cook




The tallest mountain in New Zealand at 3,724m, Aoraki Mount Cook is famously known as the mountain that helped shape Sir Edmund Hillary’s skills in anticipation of his conquest to Everest. A majestic beast with glaciers, permanent snow fields, and a range of alpine activities, this is a mountaineer or snow bunnies mecca.

With a plethora of adventure activities on offer in this area, this is the perfect place to visit year-round. If you’re wanting an alpine-studded view of glacial lakes and ice formations, then a scenic helicopter flight and landing (or skydive!) is one experience you won’t ever forget. Multiple companies provide scenic tours of one of the most beautiful national parks our country has to offer, and Skydive Mount Cook offers a thrilling alternative. October to May is the best time to try either one of these - but be warned, alpine weather can be unpredictable!

Stay at the famous Hermitage Hotel, snuggle up in an alpine lodge, or meet fellow travellers in the local YHA. Wherever you stay, you can rest assured you will be soaking up picture-postcard scenery at every angle.

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