Mount Cook National Park
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Situated in the heart of New Zealand's South Island, Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park is a realm of towering peaks, deep-blue glacial lakes, and pristine alpine landscapes. Dominating the park's skyline is Aoraki/Mount Cook, the country's highest mountain, standing at a majestic 3,724 meters. The mountain, known as Aoraki in the Maori language, translates to "Cloud Piercer", an apt name given its imposing presence.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the park spans over 700 square kilometers and boasts 19 peaks that rise above 3,000 meters, forming part of the Southern Alps range. These dramatic mountain landscapes have been sculpted over eons by powerful glaciers, the largest of which is the Tasman Glacier. Stretching over 27 kilometers, it's a sight to behold as it carves its way through the valleys, feeding into the shimmering Tasman Lake.

The park's landscapes are diverse, ranging from snow-clad summits and vast glaciers to alpine meadows blanketed in colorful wildflowers. The region is also a haven for stargazers. The Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve ensures minimal light pollution, making the night skies over Mount Cook some of the clearest and most spectacular in the world.

Flora and fauna thrive in this alpine environment. Native plants like the Mount Cook lily, New Zealand's largest buttercup, bloom in the warmer months, while the cheeky kea, the world's only alpine parrot, can often be spotted soaring above or investigating curious visitors.

Hikers and mountaineers are drawn to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park for its array of trails. The Hooker Valley Track is among the most popular, offering stunning vistas of Aoraki/Mount Cook and leading to the iceberg-dotted Hooker Lake. For the more experienced, the park offers challenging mountaineering opportunities, with Aoraki/Mount Cook being a rite of passage for many climbers.

Near the base of the mountain lies the Mount Cook Village, a starting point for many adventures and home to the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre, dedicated to the legendary mountaineer who honed his skills here before conquering Everest.

In essence, Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park is more than just a collection of peaks and valleys. It's a celebration of alpine grandeur, a place where the land touches the sky, and where visitors can immerse themselves in the raw beauty of New Zealand's highest landscapes. Whether you're gazing up at the stars, trekking through verdant trails, or simply soaking in the vistas, the park offers an experience that resonates with the heart and soul.

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Geeky Facts about Mount Cook National Park

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There are 19 peaks over 3000m high.

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With a height of 3,754 m, Aoraki Mount Cook is New Zealand’s highest mountain peak.

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There are more than 400 species of plants and over 35 bird species in the park.

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New Zealand Biking Adventure

New Zealand Biking Adventure

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Alps to Ocean Biking Adventure

Alps to Ocean Biking Adventure

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Remarkable New Zealand - 20 days

Remarkable New Zealand - 20 days

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£6,115 / person

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New Zealand - South Island Multisport

New Zealand - South Island Multisport

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New Zealand Multisport

New Zealand Multisport

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Trekking in New Zealand

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Best of Down Under: Australia & New Zealand

Best of Down Under: Australia & New Zealand

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New Zealand Winter Adventure

New Zealand Winter Adventure

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The Best of New Zealand

The Best of New Zealand

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New Zealand Expedition - 23 days

New Zealand Expedition - 23 days

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Best of New Zealand: Maori Culture & Mountain Coastlines

Best of New Zealand: Maori Culture & Mountain Coastlines

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Breathtaking New Zealand

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Highlights of Australia with New Zealand Add-on

Highlights of Australia with New Zealand Add-on

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Wellington & South Island - 14 days

Wellington & South Island - 14 days

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£4,375 / person

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South Island Explorer - 12 days

South Island Explorer - 12 days

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Milford Track Adventure

Milford Track Adventure

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Ultimate South Island Adventure

Ultimate South Island Adventure

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New Zealand Explorer

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Ultimate South Pacific with the Legendary Ghan Train

Ultimate South Pacific with the Legendary Ghan Train

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Bucket List New Zealand & Australia

Bucket List New Zealand & Australia

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The Wonders of Australia with New Zealand add-on

The Wonders of Australia with New Zealand add-on

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Grand Tour of New Zealand with Australia

Grand Tour of New Zealand with Australia

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Trails of New Zealand

Trails of New Zealand

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New Zealand Walking Adventure

New Zealand Walking Adventure

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New Zealand: South Island Encompassed

New Zealand: South Island Encompassed

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Highlights of Australia and New Zealand

Highlights of Australia and New Zealand

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Auckland to Christchurch - 16 days

Auckland to Christchurch - 16 days

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Ultimate South Pacific with the Legendary Ghan Train & Fiji

Ultimate South Pacific with the Legendary Ghan Train & Fiji

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