MOUNT COOK NATIONAL PARK

Mt Cook National Park is known for its exquisite alpine beauty and is home to the highest mountain in New Zealand, Mt Cook. Its Maori name, ‘Aoraki’ means ‘cloud piercer’ and at 12,016ft (3,755m) it towers above the surrounding snow-covered peaks in the park. A third of the park is covered in permanent ice and snow and the mighty Tasman Glacier is the longest glacier outside of the polar regions. This is the very heart and soul of a World Heritage and National Park wilderness playground. Ice, snow, hidden valleys, lakes and glaciers offer golden opportunities for discovery, relaxation and adventure.

SOCIAL
  • img
  • img
  • img

Other destinations you may be interested in

Rotorua
Rotorua - Bay of Plenty

Rotorua is surrounded by steaming lakes, bubbling hot pools and bursting geysers, host to some of...

Read more
Lake Wanaka
Wanaka - Otago

Wanaka Town is located on the southern shores of Lake Wanaka, embraced by the Southern Alps, Wana...

Read more
Nelson - Tasman

Nelson Tasman is the geographic centre of New Zealand, covering the North West area of the top of...

Read more

Curious about travel?

Inspiring travel itineraries and expert advice delivered to your inbox.

START PLANNING
img