Travel Blogs from Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand

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

Mt Cook

A travel blog entry by candcthai

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... time we are virtually surrounded by snow-capped mountains. We arrive in the dark at Glentanner campsite which is about 20kms away from Mount Cook village. We have to drive around the site several times before we find a site which is a). level and b). not ...

Aint' No Mountain High Enough..., Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand travel blog

Aint' No Mountain High Enough...

A travel blog entry by flojoy

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... the middle of nowhere (& we just praying Big Bertha will see us right as we wouldn't like to get stuck out here!).  Mt cook village is hardly even that...it should just be called Mt. cook and a couple of places to stay!  It's really hard to ...

To the tallest hill - Mt. Cook, Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand travel blog

To the tallest hill - Mt. Cook

A travel blog entry by oulous

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It was a long gorgeous drive through the Mackenzie country from Wanaka to Mt. Cook.  The drive took us through three terrain types; flat farm land, to very dry and rocky terrain, followed by golden hills full of flowers. We saw lots of lupine on this ...

The highs and lows of nature in New Zealand, New Zealand South Island, New Zealand travel blog

The highs and lows of nature in New Zealand

A travel blog entry by maby-rtw

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After the heat in Australia, it was a bit of a shock to the system to arrive in New Zealand's autumn. We hadn't experienced much less than 30 degrees for a while and we're ashamed to say it but it felt rather cold! Embarrassingly our first night ...

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

Mt. Cook bis Christchurch

A travel blog entry by platte

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... wieder ins Landesinnere. Hier sind einige riessige Stauseen. Am Lake Pukaki bleiben wir fuer heute mit einem wunderschoenen Blick auf den Mt. Cook, dem hoechsten Berg in ganz Australasien (3755 m oder 3764 m hoch, die sind sich hier nicht ganz einig ...

Mountains, Penguins and Swinging!, Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand travel blog

Mountains, Penguins and Swinging!

A travel blog entry by samsonite32

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... , and where we were staying the night.   We managed to drive underneath what seemed to be the only cloud in New Zealand on the way up to the village and it hovered over us for the rest of the day giving us just enough time to risk the rental car down ...

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

Hiking around Mt. Cook

A travel blog entry by jewels1864

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    Today I took a shuttle to see Mt. Cook, the highest mountain in southern Australasia. This time before booking the shuttle with Magic, I checked the weather at the hostel, which was predicted to be beautiful again! The bus picked us up ...

Mt. Cook to Rangitata, Fairlie, New Zealand travel blog

Mt. Cook to Rangitata

A travel blog entry by monkeybusiness

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... it so it looks almost green in colour. The other thing it has going for it is that it has an excellent view of snow capped Mount Cook in the background. After settling in at our lodge we went for a walk to get a better view of mount cook. It is amazing. ...

Mt Cook, Mt Cook Village, New Zealand travel blog

Mt Cook

A travel blog entry by ritchie

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It's a mountain what is called Mt Cook. The biggest in New Zealand at 3754 metres. Apparently it used to be 3764 but 10m fell off the top a few years ...

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

Mt Cook

A travel blog entry by michut

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... unusual places to stay on this trip, and this is no exception. Absolutely stunning location, with beautiful views all around, but Mt Cook stands out in particular The place soon warmed up when our resident fire bug Jeff had chopped up and ignited ...

Mt Cook, Mt Cook Village, New Zealand travel blog

Mt Cook

A travel blog entry by gazwilliams

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... , the highest mountain in New Zealand at only about 3500meters I think, it not that tall but apparently very hard to climb. The Mt Cook Village is a tiny little drab place in the valley that leads up towards Mt Cook; it was an okay place to stay and the ...

Mountains, Glaciers and Lakes, Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand travel blog

Mountains, Glaciers and Lakes

A travel blog entry by chrisandliz

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... glacier and stopped for lunch. Right on cue, after lunch, the clouds lifted and we were able to see all of Mount Cook; New Zealand’s highest peak. We sat and watched for 20 minutes until the cloud moved back in and the peak was once again ...

Fait divers...and the British Royal Wedding, Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand travel blog

Fait divers...and the British Royal Wedding

A travel blog entry by joaopisco

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De volta ao Stray bus. As saudades, apenas dos amigos que ficaram para trás. A NZ tem o sushi mais barato do mundo (não é cientifico ou um titulo adquirido pelo próprio país, é apenas um facto); Os melhores hambúrgueres da história dos ...

Mount Cook and Lake Pukaki, Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand travel blog

Mount Cook and Lake Pukaki

A travel blog entry by aguas

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... . Cook and the Southern Alps, the landscape became really impressive, with snow and glacier covered mountains. After a quick stop at Mt. Cook village, we set of to the Hooker Valley for some trekking. The trek route here takes several hours and takes you ...

New Years Eve, Mt Cook Village, New Zealand travel blog

New Years Eve

A travel blog entry by drmnsd

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... charged to stay there. I even got a free continental breakfast in the morning. I could have checked out the YHA hostel in Mt Cook Village, but hostels weren't what I was looking for. The hotel has free fruit in the nicer suites, free milk, and individual ...

Helicopter High, Mount Cook Village, New Zealand travel blog

Helicopter High

A travel blog entry by 9lives

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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 ...

Stunning everywhere, Mount Cook, New Zealand travel blog

Stunning everywhere

A travel blog entry by simona

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The drive to Mount Cook was beautiful, the views across Lake Pukaki stunning. However, before we had even got there I had the chance to see the Moareki boulders which are quite impressive and beautiful when viewed across the beach. We took in several ...

The BIG one, Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand travel blog

The BIG one

A travel blog entry by travelhob

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... ;and named as Mount Cook after Cpt. James Cook by the first settlers. At 3755 meters its the highest peak in New Zealand and in the whole of Australasia for that matter. Luckily the weather and cloud held out and I was able to see the ...

the colds a coming, Burkes Pass, New Zealand travel blog

the colds a coming

A travel blog entry by courters

Last weekend was basically just organising things i work all week, and dont have much chance to organise things when i get home so made a list of things i needed to do and spent soem time on the internet planning university things and America plans This ...

7 Monate unterwegs, Mt Cook Village, New Zealand travel blog

7 Monate unterwegs

A travel blog entry by roli

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... führte. Nach Christchurch führte mich die Reise wieder ins Landesinnere Richtung Lake Tekapo und dem Mt. Cook Village. Tekapo liegt am gleichnamigen türkisfarbenen See, welcher seine leuchtende Farbe einem feinen Partikel (Steinmehl) im ...

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

Mt. Cook

A travel blog entry by jkirby

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... buses and doing relatively nothing in Christchurch, I had tons of energy as soon as I stepped off the bus around 1 in beautiful Mt. Cook Village.  Once I reconfirmed that, no, the hostel still has no beds left, I hoofed it up 3 km to the campground, ...

Sir Edmund's training ground, Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand travel blog

Sir Edmund's training ground

A travel blog entry by jenandjeffmilum

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Mt cook is famous for its amazing views and as the steep and technical mountains sir edmund hillary used to train on for his everest summit. Unfortunately our lakeside breakfast only afforded us views of clouds, but after some delibersation we decided to ...

Surrounded by glaciers and glacier water, Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand travel blog

Surrounded by glaciers and glacier water

A travel blog entry by eddim

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... before long that enough of the clouds had cleared that we had a pretty decent view of the enormous Mt. Cook, the tallest of the 23 mountains in New Zealand standing at 3754 meters.  The mountain is named after Captain James Cook but is probably more ...

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

Cloud Piercer

A travel blog entry by freetime

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... drives we'd take over the next couple of weeks. When we came to the end of the road we got out and walked around Mt Cook Village. Its not at all big, just a couple of shops situated around the hotel made famous by Sir Edmund Hillary, The Hermitage, ...

Poor Planning Pays, eh Spark?, Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand travel blog

Poor Planning Pays, eh Spark?

A travel blog entry by pauldebi

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... . The tourquoise water of the lake with snowcapped peaks behind made a beautiful sight. We decided to press on to Mount Cook, the highest point in New Zealand at 3,157 meters. It's a long drive around Lake Pukaki to get there and we were the only car on ...

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

Pin - Mt. Cook

A travel blog entry by joeleeis

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

Mount Cook

A travel blog entry by edandali

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... stop at the lookout point over Cromwell as the lake was like a mirror and had a perfect reflection of the village in it. When we eventually arrived at Mount Cook we were exhausted but were very pleased to hear that there was a free sauna at the hostel - ...

Kaikoura to Mount Cook, Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand travel blog

Kaikoura to Mount Cook

A travel blog entry by grahamchristine

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... but it does. We have been looking forward to this trip for a long time and now we are here!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We both agree New Zealand is a stunning country and the 4.4 million people who live here are very lucky. On the downside my(Graham) cough and ...

Feb 28, 2010, Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand travel blog

Feb 28, 2010

A travel blog entry by joseeetandre

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Aloha Aoraki - Night 109, Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand travel blog

Aloha Aoraki - Night 109

A travel blog entry by andykrause

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... , after weeks of being around German tourists the language is starting to come back to me.  We pulled in the small Mt. Cook village slightly shy of the 10 O'clock hour.  Check-in wasn't open til noon, so I stashed my bags, grabbed a map and ...

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