What We Love About Mount Cook

Mount Cook, or Aoraki as it is known to locally, is the highest mountain in New Zealand. Its namesake national park is mostly covered by glaciers, and the biggest of them all, the Tasman Glacier, is a favorite destination among locals and tourists alike. Sir Edmund Hillary, one of the first climbers to have reached the summit of Mount Everest, was said to have trained in Mount Cook. Nature lovers are in for a treat as Mount Cook offers a diverse range of flora and fauna as well as stunning landscapes.

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Traverse the majestic Tasman Glacier, the largest icy wonderland in New Zealand! Experience ice climbing, enjoy crawling up and down crevasses and even hop on a helicopter to get breathtaking views

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About Mount Cook

Mount Cook, or Aoraki as it is known to locally, is the highest mountain in New Zealand. Its namesake national park is mostly covered by glaciers, and the biggest of them all, the Tasman Glacier, is a favorite destination among locals and tourists alike. Sir Edmund Hillary, one of the first climbers to have reached the summit of Mount Everest, was said to have trained in Mount Cook. Nature lovers are in for a treat as Mount Cook offers a diverse range of flora and fauna as well as stunning landscapes.

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    New Zealand Dollar

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