Tallest Mountain in NZ and Tasman Glacier
Trip Start Feb 22, 2011
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Back in the staggering Fiordlands and with clear skies, we were able to appreciate the stunning views of the mountains and the always snow-covered Mt. Cook. At 3755 meters (12,320 feet), it is the highest peak in Australasia and worth a visit! That day we hiked to the bottom of its glaciers to have lunch and listened to several small avalanches high above us. That night we had a prime camping spot on the valley floor with views of the mountains and stars all around us. We celebrated one of our last, scenic camping nights with a bottle of New Zealand wine and a delicious vegetable spaghetti.
We have REALLY loved living in our little campervan from CampaSouth - it has been our protection, our home, our source of warm meals, and our trusty transportation. We both agree this is truly the best way to travel through New Zealand - it has just been perfect and so much fun. We love our little camper so much - we even named her, "Irene-Marie" - after our grandmoms.