Travel Blogs from Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand

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Mount Cook, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Mount Cook

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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We left Christchurch for Mt Cook stopping at Late Tekapo, a beautiful vast lake surrounded by snowy mountains. Once we'd negotiated the Japanese tourists we had a lovely walk along the lake and found a cracking spot for lunch!   We arrived in Mt ...

In Awe of Giants, Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand travel blog

In Awe of Giants

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... first ascent of the South face of the mountain. And that is where we drove to visit after leaving Wanaka 3 hrs West. Mount Cook National Park. We arrived in the National Park, 55km off the main East to West highway out of Christchurch. Putting things in ...

Up, Up, And Away..., Aoraki Mount Cook, New Zealand travel blog

Up, Up, And Away...

A travel blog entry by aknztrip

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... running into so many different people. It’s a great mix of cultures. It just goes to show how important tourism is to New Zealand’s economy. Second only to sheep, I’m sure. Our next point of interest was Lake Pukaki. Both of these lakes ...

Hike To The Heavens, Aoraki Mount Cook, New Zealand travel blog

Hike To The Heavens

A travel blog entry by aknztrip

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... the tropics, mixed them in a giant pot and scattered them all over the valley floor. The birds and insects were buzzing with delight. New Zealand seems to always have a sweet smell in the air, but up by Mt. Cook that scent came to full blossom upon the ...

Ice Is Nice, Aoraki Mount Cook, New Zealand travel blog

Ice Is Nice

A travel blog entry by aknztrip

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... 8217;ve guessed... I have to tell you, I’m having a difficult time differentiating accents on this trip. I’m in New Zealand, so when a person starts talking to me with a pleasing lilt roaming around their tongue you’d think chances would ...

Mind warp in time and space continuum, Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Mind warp in time and space continuum

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... which had been recommended to us by Rorie and Emer.  It adjoins the Hermitage Hotel, questionably the most famous hotel in New Zealand that has been welcoming visitors for over 100 years. We paid 26 Dollars each for the 'Explorer Pass’ which ...

Losing it and each other in Mount Cook, Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Losing it and each other in Mount Cook

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... quickly than it had arrived.  We got on the road without breakfast as we had heard that the campsite at Mount Cook, the highest mountain in New Zealand and Australasia standing at a very imposing 3755 metres, was the place to sit and enjoy cooking up ...

D Day, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand travel blog

D Day

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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Version traduite plus bas March 6   D-day One by one, they change colour without anyone noticing... slowly, simply yet surely... sometimes, when the sun is shining, one can catch a flash of silver but the truth is, it takes years to one day discover ...

Mt Cook, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Mt Cook

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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... tried to swim in the beautiful turquoise lake Pukaki, but as we can see in the photos, it did not last long! Corinne 4 Mars, Mount Cook Si nous avions demandé un beau jour, nous n’aurions pas pu en avoir de meilleur…. l’air était si ...

Back on the Ground in Mount Cook, Aoraki/Mount Cook, New Zealand travel blog

Back on the Ground in Mount Cook

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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Flying back to air-field I had spotted that there were sheep being driven up the road towards Mt Cook Village, so what did we find in front of us as we got back on the road but sheep bottoms - Merino ones at that! How the weather had change! We had a ...

Front Row Seats, Aoraki/Mount Cook, New Zealand travel blog

Front Row Seats

A travel blog entry by thelees

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... from the constant downpour and the scary-sounding winds out there. We suspect it's gonna be a cold one tonight! As we approached Mount Cook village that afternoon, we caught a bit of a "tan in the van" and sunglasses were not optional. Our skin was still ...

Hiking, Aoraki/Mount Cook, New Zealand travel blog

Hiking

A travel blog entry by sallymead

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Well it's 10pm and everyone is asleep after a day of hiking through the countryside of the Aoraki/Mount Cook region today. After breakfast we made a quick trip up to the Information Centre to pick up a trail map and then we drove just down the road to ...

Aoraki / Mt Cook, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Aoraki / Mt Cook

A travel blog entry by astridandgijs

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Aoraki / Mt Cook We zijn zaterdag van Christchurch naar Mount Cook gereden. Na een overnachting op de camping vlakbij (25km) zijn we vandaag, zondag richting Mt Cook gegaan om een stukje te wandelen. De vorige keer (3 jr geleden) hebben we Hooker Valley ...

Days 99-101 - Kaikoura - Mount Cook Nat Park, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Days 99-101 - Kaikoura - Mount Cook Nat Park

A travel blog entry by deankezontour

... for ages and we couldn't see anything around to clean it ourselves. It's a shame, all the firewood everywhere, it is autumn in New Zealand now and particularly here, you can tell. At least we were lovely and warm cuddled up under our duvet in the van but ...

Yeah!! Mount Cook/Aoraki, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Yeah!! Mount Cook/Aoraki

A travel blog entry by littlelow

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... the starts and the galaxy and the future, it was all well worth the money, a really enjoyable time. We did learn that Mount Cook/Aoraki is crumbling, and there is concern, and also when it does, noone will no where the nearby towns will get the water ...

Great views of Aoraki Mount Cook, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Great views of Aoraki Mount Cook

A travel blog entry by andyestherblog

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... been travelling much the same path as we have although they're off to Australia to work after NZ.  Aoraki Mount Cook is really for enthusiasts as there are only a few trails and the rest requires mountaineering equipment, crampons and the ...

Aoraki/Mount Cook, Aoraki/Mount Cook, New Zealand travel blog

Aoraki/Mount Cook

A travel blog entry by rodandshannon

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Spent one day in Aoraki/Mount Cook village, the highest mountain in NZ, at 3740m. We did a few tramps, for glacier and mountain views. One glacier was mostly covered in rocks, so it looked more like a gravel pit, but some of the other walks were ...

Day 49: Mount Cook, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Day 49: Mount Cook

A travel blog entry by jason_m_smith

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... the pulpit was a big (panoramic in fact) window that just looked out onto the Lake and mountains behind.   We drove to Mount Cook National Park and did a short bush walk in the village.  We then went to see a 3D film presentation that covered ...

AMAZING BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAINS, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand travel blog

AMAZING BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAINS

A travel blog entry by spanglehatsinoz

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Ik ben verliefd! Op een berg!, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Ik ben verliefd! Op een berg!

A travel blog entry by judithboerema

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... Het meer heeft maar liefst een omtrek van meer dan 500 km. En iedere bocht geeft weer een onbeschrijfelijk uitzicht.   Mount Cook We zijn vandaag vertrokken uit Q-town en zitten nu in de aoriki mount cook village. Een ieniemienie dorpje aan de ...

NZ's high point, Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand travel blog

NZ's high point

A travel blog entry by thebirds

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After the rain comes sun...*, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand travel blog

After the rain comes sun...*

A travel blog entry by tishobj

Aoraki is the Maori name for Mt Cook, named after James Cook and the highest peak in Australia/Oceania. It is so sacred to the Maori that only the chiefs are allowed to even look at it. They also required that no one climb to the very top of it (I think ...

Peaking through the fog, Aoraki/Mount Cook, New Zealand travel blog

Peaking through the fog

A travel blog entry by paulandhannah

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Lake Tekapo & Mt Cook, Aoraki Mount Cook, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Tekapo & Mt Cook

A travel blog entry by kirst-leszek09

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... po raz pierwszy w zyciu tak dokladnie moglem podziwiac droge mleczna na wlasne oczy. Nastepnego dnia pojechalismy do miejscowości Mount Cook (która nosi swa nazwe od najwyzszego szczytu), gdzie zrobilismy trase w dolinie lodowca Hooker. Koniec trasy ...

Brief update, Aoraki/Mount Cook, New Zealand travel blog

Brief update

A travel blog entry by sallymead

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... to Mount Cook yesterday (about a 4 hour drive). Amazing countryside, lots of sheep and now we're sitting in a YHA staring up at an incredible mountain range including Mount Cook which is known as Aoraki which translates very appropriately to Cloud ...

Mount Cook, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Mount Cook

A travel blog entry by life-at-kiwis

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Heute haben wir einen Tagesausflug in den 707 km² großen "Mount-Cook-Nationalpark" unternommen. Der Park liegt in den neuseeländischen Alpen und beheimatet 140 Berge mit einer Höhe von über 2000 Metern - 40 Prozent davon sind vergletschert. Mit 3754 ...

Stunning Mount Cook, Aoraki Mount Cook, New Zealand travel blog

Stunning Mount Cook

A travel blog entry by daveandnat

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Room with a View, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Room with a View

A travel blog entry by ayoubir

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... like home - cloudy and wet - and we seem to have lost the lucky streak with the weather. Our first main stop is Aoraki Mount Cook Village. There is only one hotel group operating in the park and its pretty pricy so we had booked the lowest cost option ...

Relaxing in Mount Cook, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Relaxing in Mount Cook

A travel blog entry by rowan-blackmore

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I left Queenstown the next day, and hopped on the bus to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. The drive was beautiful. We drove through some amazing landscape with mountains everywhere. On the way we stopped at the stunning Lake Tekapo. It a huge sparkling ...

New Zealand's tallest mountain, Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand travel blog

New Zealand's tallest mountain

A travel blog entry by globaljem

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... staggering. When we got to the gift shop we simply had to buy stuff - all easter products were on 50% off, and there's a New Zealand product called a Jaffa, which we hadn't ever heard of before, so of course we had to try that! After travelling on the ...

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