Mount Cook National Park

Also known as Aoraki National Park, this 700 square kilometre reserve is home to 19 mountains that tower over 3000m, including Australasia’s highest peak – the 3754m high Mt. Aoraki. The incredible landscape forms part of the Southwest New Zealand World Heritage Area and can be explored by mountain climbing, hiking, skiing and even scenic flight tours. Not to be missed is the Tasman glacier; at 27km long and 3km wide, this is the country’s largest glacier – though in recent years it has unfortunately been melting fast.

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