Mount Cook Highlights
The Aoraki - Mt Cook National Park is spectacular. More than one-third of the park has a blanket of permanent snow and glacial ice. Of the 27 New Zealand mountains that stretch over 10,000 ft (3,000m), 22 are in this park.
For trivia buffs: The park's mighty Mt Cook, known as the Cloud Piercer, is the highest peak in Australasia at 12,391ft (3,755m).