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Glacier Explorers

Glacier Explorers

Terrace Rd, Aoraki Mount Cook Alpine Village

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

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$78 – $155
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The Helicopter Line - Mt Cook

The Helicopter Line - Mt Cook

Glentanner Park, SH 80, 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... More Info

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$235 – $620
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Glentanner Park Centre

Glentanner Park Centre

SH 80 (PO Box 23), Aoraki Mt Cook

Situated just 18km from Aoraki Mt Cook National Park in sheltered surroundings with outstanding views of Aoraki Mt Cook, Glentanner Park... More Info

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Tekapo Springs

Tekapo Springs

6 Lakeside Dr, Lake Tekapo

Whether it's a relaxing soak in the pools, an indulgent treatment at the day spa, or an adrenaline filled ride down the snow tubing slope,... More Info

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Big Sky Stargazing

Big Sky Stargazing

Mt Cook Village, Aoraki, Mt Cook

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

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Air Safaris

Air Safaris

Lake Tekapo Airport & Township, SH8, Airport, Lake Tekapo

The award-winning 'Grand Traverse' of Mount Cook and the glaciers is one of New Zealand's most spectacular alpine flights. A 50-minute... More Info

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Aoraki/Mt Cook Village sits below majestic Aoraki/Mt Cook, New Zealand's highest peak. Temperatures can be extreme, reaching more than 30°C in the summer and plummeting to below -10°C in winter.

Framed by rugged, spectacular mountainscapes, Aoraki/Mt Cook Village is perfectly positioned to take advantage of some very spectacular scenery. There are 140 peaks over 2000m high in the Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park, including Aoraki/Mt Cook at 3754m.

The region provided the ideal training ground for the great Sir Edmund Hillary to hone his climbing skills before becoming the first person to reach the summit of Mt Everest.

A World Heritage site, Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park covers over 70,000ha of alpine scenery preserved in its natural state.

You can enjoy tussock grassland, huge river valleys, high country, lakes and mountains by walking, tramping (guides are available), by ski plane or helicopter. Look out for native flowers while you're in the park; there are over 750 different varieties, including the famous Mount Cook Lily, the largest buttercup in the world.

Other activities include climbing, thar (goat-like mammal) hunting, 4WD safaris and glacier skiing.

The visitor's centre at Aoraki/Mt Cook Village will advise you of the wide range of activities available throughout the year. In the summer months, park staff arrange informal and friendly guided walks during the day, and evening lectures on birds, ski mountaineering and other topics.

Southwest of Aoraki/Mount Cook, Lake Pukaki is an upper part of the Waitaki hydroelectric scheme. Fed by the Tasman and Hooker Rivers, the opaqueness of the water is the result of glacier-ground rock particles. An absolutely splendid view of Aoraki/Mt Cook can be seen from the lookout of the dam at the south end of the lake.

A great way to view the alpine scenery is to take the renowned grand traverse scenic flight around the Aoraki/Mt Cook and Westland National Parks from Glentanner. One spectacle after another will unfold as you cross the Murchison and Tasman Glaciers, the Main Divide, Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers and Aoraki/Mount Cook. The flight takes around 50 minutes.

The world's highest freshwater salmon farm is located nearby. Take a self-guided farm tour and feed the fish.

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Mount Cook: Aoraki/Mt Cook Village sits below majestic Aoraki/Mt Cook, New Zealand's highest peak. Temperatures can be extreme, reaching more than 30°C in the summer and plummeting to below -10°C in winter. Framed by rugged, spectacular mountainscapes, Aoraki/Mt Cook Village is perfectly positioned to take advantage of some very spectacular scenery. There ar... Read More

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