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Mt. Cook - New Zealand

Mt Cook/Aoraki
Mt. Cook, New ZealandMount Cook Australasia's highest mountain and the Tasman Glacier the longest glacier in the Southern Hemisphere. Guided or self-guided options to are available for mountaineering tramping, hiking or ski touring.

The park is also part of Te Wahipounamu - South Westland World Heritage Area - in recognition of its 19 peaks over 3,000m high, Glaciers that cover 40 percent of the Parkland and its outstanding natural value. This part of New Zealand is awesome nature at its best, a chorus of rock and ice.

Follow a sealed road from Twizel right into the Park and Mount Cook/Aoraki Village, which ends at the Hooker and Mueller Glaciers.

A comprehensive range of Accommodation include backpackers, lodges, and luxury accommodation. There are 17 huts in the park. used by mountaineering visitors with the needed climbing skills to reach them.

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Lake Tekapo
Lake Tekapo and smaller neighbours, Lakes Alexandrina, McGregor and Conway, lay quiet and peaceful about a three hour drive south-west of Christchurch. Lake Tekapo milky-turquoise colour is a result of fine rock-flour dust ground by glacier movement that is held in suspension in the lake. Looking north form the township over the turquoise lake are the majestic Southern Alps. A view from the alter window of the famous church of the Good Shepherd frames a perfect view of the Southern Alps. Near by is the "sheepdog monument' This bronze statue in recognise of the district's debt to the sheepdog "without the help of witch the grazing of this mountainous country would be impossible' Lakes Alexandrina, McGregor and Conway, offer the better fishing for Brown and Rainbow Trout. The township is host to the winter visitors who come to enjoy Tekapo's nearby ski fields.

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