Travel Blogs from Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand

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Aoraki / Mt. Cook and its Awesomeness, Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand travel blog

Aoraki / Mt. Cook and its Awesomeness

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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... of the lake before diving right into a vast glacier depository bookended by jagged snowcapped mountains. We approach the Aoraki / Mt. Cook village and find the campground. It is a little sparse, no power, or actual numbered campsites, (we find this ...

The massive Mt Cook, Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand travel blog

The massive Mt Cook

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... milky blue and probably would have been even more spectacular if the sun was out. By the time we arrived at Mt Cook village it was completely overcast and was threatening to rain. After purchasing a NZ$ 1 map of the walks in the area we ...

Icebergs Ahoy, Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand travel blog

Icebergs Ahoy

A travel blog entry by ruairioc

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... YHA was cosy, warm and the staff really friendly and we unpacked and geared up for a hike up to Kea point with views of Mt Cook, Mount Sefton and the Muller Glacier.  Walking through the snow and mountain air, taking in the views and having the odd ...

Aoraki, Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand travel blog

Aoraki

A travel blog entry by sam.bewitching

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... on this trip, I may have even started to overcome my fear of swing bridges but I am not holding out on that one. It was a quick trip to Mt. Cook I am leaving in the morning for Christchurch so I am glad that I got to do as much as I did, I would defo ...

Day 2, Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand travel blog

Day 2

A travel blog entry by paigebink

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... was pretty chilly. We will definitely park in the sun next time and not amongst the trees! This morning we headed out to Mount Cook. NZ's tallest mountain. We took a tour that included a good hike into the valley and a boat ride in the lake created by ...

MT Cook, Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand travel blog

MT Cook

A travel blog entry by orlao0

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Today we saw Mt Cook and we went all the way to MT Cook Village to get the best view of the highest mountain in New Zealand. It stands at about 3500m, wow and we'd love to climb it but it would set up back a mere $4000...hmmm might have to give that a ...

The New Zeal-End, Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand travel blog

The New Zeal-End

A travel blog entry by handytravels

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... a battle scar strewn across his windshield but he’s not a victim of our travels, but a hero.    Our final New Zealand morning was spent cruising along with the backdrop of white alpine mountains on our way to Christchurch where we would be ...

Mt. Cook, Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand travel blog

Mt. Cook

A travel blog entry by pathenger

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Beautiful sunny day to see Mt.Cook which was so impressive (and somewhat eerie after knowing how many people lost their lives on the mountain) Countryside was just ...

Back To Mt. Cook, Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand travel blog

Back To Mt. Cook

A travel blog entry by sam.bewitching

... film was all about the national park and parts of it were all acted out in 1940’s clothes, including a scene where some people climbed Mt. Cook wearing what they would have done in the past… even a woman in a full skirt – mental! It was ...

Tallest Mountain in NZ and Tasman Glacier, Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand travel blog

Tallest Mountain in NZ and Tasman Glacier

A travel blog entry by missiaaron

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After Dunedin, we headed to Mt. Cook knowing that this would be the last stop on our grand adventure in the stunning South Island of New Zealand. Mt. Cook is a gamble because if you catch it on a cloudy day there is no Mt. Cook - and this was a 3 hour ...

Christchurch - Mt Cook, Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand travel blog

Christchurch - Mt Cook

A travel blog entry by mobymojo

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... star of this blog and yet we have flown many miles away from him and rented another (newer and far superior) campervan in New Zealand... CHEEKS. He monstered over the rugged green volcanic hewn hills to on the East coast where we had a superb 'victory ...

Three Musketeers - walking in paradise!, Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand travel blog

Three Musketeers - walking in paradise!

A travel blog entry by usupandaway

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... afar its highest peak: Mt. Cook. And this actually is our next stop, heading further towards New Zealand's highest mountain, Mt Cook (Aoraki: the mountain who catches the clouds). Actually is a relatively short drive from the highest mountain of New ...

Road Trip - Picton - Kaikoura - Mt. Cook, Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand travel blog

Road Trip - Picton - Kaikoura - Mt. Cook

A travel blog entry by joeash2008

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... was the real New Zealand. The drive to Mt. Cook was long and it took us all day to get there but eventually we reached Mt. Cook village which is at the base of the mountain, and we headed out to camp at a DOC campsite called White Horse Hill, where shock ...

Pluie et philosophie..., Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand travel blog

Pluie et philosophie...

A travel blog entry by carolinetogna

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South Island - Mt Cook, Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand travel blog

South Island - Mt Cook

A travel blog entry by rjsmith

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... 't do it again! After Queenstown I got back on the Stray Bus and headed over to Aoraki/Mount National Park. I staying in Mt Cook village near to the famous Hermitage hotel. On the way into the National Park we stopped at a viewpoint on Lake Pukaki. ...

Mt. Cook, Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand travel blog

Mt. Cook

A travel blog entry by stillinger

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... we woke up this morning to nothing but blue skies and white capped mountains.  What a beautiful place.  Mt. Cook is the highest mountain in New Zealand at 3,754 meters/ 12,316 feet.  The Tasman Glacier is to the east and the Hooker Glacier ...

Exploring the West Coast, Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand travel blog

Exploring the West Coast

A travel blog entry by andersontravel

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... of his death is that our travel plan for the following day, the day after he died, was to arrive in Mt. Cook, the highest mountain in New Zealand. This is actually where Edmund Hilary was known to have prepared himself for his Everest Climb, climbing the ...

Was that an earthquake??, Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand travel blog

Was that an earthquake??

A travel blog entry by bec_f

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... - quite scary. No more views of Mt Cook - you wouldn't have even known that we were near any mountains. We went up to Mt Cook Village to see whether there was any chance that the weather would lift so we could do one of the walks into the valley. Hummmm ...

Mesopotamia Station, Peel Forest, New Zealand travel blog

Mesopotamia Station

A travel blog entry by kstephens

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... time. Quite a character, he woke me up every morning by singing country music at the top of his lungs. Most mornings I painted the Cook House which Sue was redoing so that she could rent it out to tour groups, families, etc. After a big noontime meal, ...

Day 112 - Queenstown to Mount Cook, Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand travel blog

Day 112 - Queenstown to Mount Cook

A travel blog entry by al_fey

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... 7am, so we decided to make an early start and head to Mount Cook. We'd booked a cabin in another holiday park just outside Mt Cook village, and it was about a 4 hour drive to get there. It was another beautiful day, so we enjoyed our drive back out of ...

Mt Cook, Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand travel blog

Mt Cook

A travel blog entry by zuzagat

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Big ...

Mt. Cook Village, Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand travel blog

Mt. Cook Village

A travel blog entry by cozed

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sA nAede jeg til Mt. Cook Village, hvor jeg havde planlagt at lave nogle gAture, samt bare opleve den smukke natur i Mt. Cook national park, som jeg var blevet anbefalet af mange.. Naturen var enorm smuk her, og var bestemt en nat vaerd! ...

Lake Tekapo and Mt Cook, Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Tekapo and Mt Cook

A travel blog entry by leprefrog

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... 0.5% of its volume each year. In the afternoon, we walked to Kea Point, where you have a great view of all the mountains, especially Mt Cook (3,700m).   The top was cloudy though. On our walk back, it started to snow so we were happy to have a warm ...

Magestic Mountain, Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand travel blog

Magestic Mountain

A travel blog entry by ljohnston325

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After a disguistingly awful hike this morning (muddy & steep, not my idea of good times), we headed in the direction of Mt. Cook - the tallest mountain in NZ.  On the way we were let off to do another walk - this one definitely made up for the ...

..und die Erde wird nass, Mt Cook Village, New Zealand travel blog

..und die Erde wird nass

A travel blog entry by mirja

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... im stroemenden Regen und im Sonnenschein einen steilen Berg hinaufgelaufen bevor ich weitergefahren bin Richtung meines naechsten Stops, der da ist Mt Cook. Ich glaube, es ist der hoechste Berg hier. Leider schuettet es immer noch, sodass ich den Berg vom ...

Mt Cook - totally beautiful!, Fairlie, New Zealand travel blog

Mt Cook - totally beautiful!

A travel blog entry by adelecarroll

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... winds. This trail was fantastic. It really took us into the heart of the valley with Mt Sefton and Mt Tasman on either side and Mt Cook slowly coming into view directly in front of us. We crossed a couple of swing bridges that were swinging a bit too much ...

New Zealand, Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand travel blog

New Zealand

A travel blog entry by jonnyanddonna

... ;treasured underpants are safe. Now that I think about it there is another problem that has come up during our time in New Zealand. I've decided to up my rating on the man scale and grow a beard but Donna is not playing the ...

What can we say? Mt. Cook is just another mountain, Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand travel blog

What can we say? Mt. Cook is just another mountain

A travel blog entry by gilliguy

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Road Trip Day 1, Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand travel blog

Road Trip Day 1

A travel blog entry by sam.bewitching

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... in skiing so it was a bad time for a visit, we instead headed up and around Lake Dustan in the direction of our overnight stop Mt Cook Village. It is a good 3 and a half hour drive to get to the campsite we stayed at – but to break it up we stopped ...

Lake Tekapo and Mt. Cook, Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Tekapo and Mt. Cook

A travel blog entry by mattamyhuey

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... so surreal to be in such a remote area and yet have so many tourists at one spot. There is definitely a tourist trail in New Zealand. From Tekapo we drove to Lake Punakaki which is famed for it's majestic backdrop of Mt. Cook 50 kilometers up its ...

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