Aoraki Mt Cook Activity Highlights
Don't miss the stunning beauty, and awe-inspiring magnificence of Aoraki/Mt Cook and the Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park.
Aoraki Mt Cook Activity Highlights Overview
Aoraki Mt Cook has something for everyone, from scenic flights, to mountaineering, to gentle established bush walks, skiing, or just sitting back and enjoying in the scenery. Be prepared for an awesome experience that will stay with you forever.
The High Life of Aoraki Mt Cook
The alpine village spirit of Aoraki/Mt Cook will rejuvenate you in every sense.
- Take a scenic flight from Lake Tekapo or Glentanner Station for breathtaking views over the Southern Alps and countryside
- Land on the Tasman Glacier in a ski-plane
- Ski on a glacier, or go heli-skiing
- If you've always wanted to try mountain climbing, hire a guide and give it a go. Sir Edmund Hillary practiced on these mountains before he conquered Mount Everest
- Explore the alpine wilderness on a mountain walk. Look for the Aoraki/Mt Cook lily—the largest buttercup in the world
- Established walks include the short Bowen Track and natural history trips to Kea Point and Governors Bush. Longer walks include the Wakefield, Hooker Valley, Sealy Tarns and Red Tarns Tracks
Other Photo Opportunities
The picturesque historic towns of Albury, Fairlie, Kimbell, Burkes Pass, Tekapo, and Twizel are interesting places to explore.
- Visit the postcard-perfect Church of the Good Shepherd on the shores of Lake Tekapo—its altar window frames an amazing view of the Southern Alps
- In spring and autumn, Fairlie is a beautiful sight—full of blossom in the spring, red and gold leaves in the autumn
- In winter you can ski Mount Dobson, Ohau, Roundhill and Fox Peak ski fields, or go ice skating
- In summer, fly-fishing for salmon is the sport of choice
- Hunters, with the appropriate permits, can track thar, chamois and deer
- Mountain biking and heli-biking are highly recommended for fit travellers
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Aoraki/Mt Cook Region Information
Key information and facts about the Aoraki/Mt Cook region.
Major activities and attractions in the Aoraki/Mt Cook region.