Aoraki Lodge

32 Mackenzie Drive, Twizel, Christchurch-Canterbury, South Island, 7901, New Zealand | 4 star b&b
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Travel Blogs from Twizel

Helicopter High

A travel blog entry by 9lives


Today's WOW has to be our half hour trip by helicopter to see Mount Cook, New Zealand's, and Australasia's tallest peak at 3755 m. We've been told only 10% of people actually see it, but we drove up here on the most beautiful sunny day and kept pinching ourselves that this was happening to us. The helicopter took us up to the Tasman Glacier, …

Mt Cook

A travel blog entry by dna


Mt Cook is impressive even from a distance, rising to 3754m. The Maori name is Aoraki ('Cloud Piercer'), and it has powerfully beautiful landscape; over one million acres of high golden tundra encircled by sky piercing mountains. Everyone got very excited as we caught our first glimpses from the bus ride (from Christchurch). The weather at Mt Cook …

Start of the final road trip - Mt Cook and Tekapo

A travel blog entry by dianadoone


... do'. The trip up to Mt Cook past the astoundingly coloured Lake Pukaki was very good. The view of the Southern Alps and finally Mt Cook was marred at first by some persistent cloud on the mountain tops but early evening the cloud cleared and a terrific sunlit view of Cook lasted until nightfall. We stayed in the Alpine Lodge which had a communal kitchen cum lounge with fantastic views of Mt Cook and ...

Twizel and Mount Cook

A travel blog entry by carrhaughan


... the river as far as Hooker Lake, which lies at the foot of Mt. Cook. We stop for a couple of things early on, including the sombre Alpine Memorial, then continue along the trail. It’s well-marked and also pretty busy, but the scenery is incredible. The trail crosses the river several times en route, and given the size of the river the bridges are pretty big too – long, swinging suspension bridges. Linda ...

On the road

A travel blog entry by khughes17


... in the lake. Me and Vicky put our bikinis on and went to the waters edge. THAT WAS COLD!!! I don't normally go in water if it's cold as I get cold enough without being wet, and this lake is glacial melt!! Vicky braved it and walked in. She said it was cold so ploughed off swimming towards the pontoon, so I had to go. I got in up to my legs and didn't think it was a good idea but the pontoon looked a nice sunbathing spot so I went in again up to my neck. This was ridiculous, ...

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