Insider's Guide to Mount Cook

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Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

A fabulous UNESCO World Heritage area measuring 700 square kilometers (434 square miles), Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park stretches from Westland to Fiordland in the South Island. There are 22 ...  Read more

Mount Cook Hermitage Hotel

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

Don’t miss the chance to stay in New Zealand’s most famous hotel, the Hermitage. In prime position with fabulous views of Mount Cook, there’s been a hotel on this site since 1884. Several ...  Read more

Mount Cook (Aoraki)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The highest peak in New Zealand, the magnificent Mt. Cook (Aoraki) stands 12,349 feet (3,764 meters) tall. The Maori name Aoraki means "cloud piercer" and its striking beauty makes it ...  Read more

Tasman Glacier

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The Tasman Glacier is a geology lesson in action. The largest glacier in the Southern Alps, the massive sheet of ice is slowly flowing south along the eastern edge of Aoraki/Mount Cook. The top ...  Read more

Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre

Sir Edmund Hillary was the father of New Zealand mountaineering, famous worldwide for conquering Mount Everest in 1953. Hillary cut his mountaineering teeth in this region, and the museum is a ...  Read more

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