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Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand

Mt Cook

Visit Mt Cook

Introduction

New Zealand's tallest peak, Mt Cook, forms the focal point of Mount Cook National Park in the South Island's mountainous central region.

The 3,754-metre Mount Cook, or Aoraki to give it its Maori name, and the surrounding mountains in the Southern Alps were where Sir Edmund Hillary honed his skills as a mountaineer before conquering Everest in 1953.

The mountain is sacred to the Maori and much of it is permanently covered in snow and ice. Some pleasant bush walks can be done in the foothills, while tramping along well-marked trails and through glacier fields is possible at higher altitudes.

Scenic flights and heli-skiing are other popular options.

Special offers in Mt Cook

Cultural Highlights of New Zealand

19-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,850 pp incl. flights

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offer

Free car hire

Free car hire offer – Save up to £415 pp
Book by: 30 September 2018

A tip-to-toe tour of New Zealand, taking in the best of its landscapes and culture, and calling into filming locations from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

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Top itineraries in Mt Cook

Cultural Highlights of New Zealand

19-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,850 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Free car hire

Free car hire offer – Save up to £415 pp
Book by: 30 September 2018

A tip-to-toe tour of New Zealand, taking in the best of its landscapes and culture, and calling into filming locations from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

New Zealand by Motorhome

20-day motorhome self-drive from £3,515 pp incl. flights

From the subtropical beaches of the Bay of Islands, the geothermal pools of Rotorua and wine lands of Hawke's Bay to the majestic glaciers of Fox and Franz Josef and the towering peaks of the Southern Alps, New Zealand is home to some of the world's most spectacular driving routes.

New Zealand Highlighter

14-day escorted tour & rail journey from £4,835 pp incl. flights

Beginning in Auckland in the North Island, this 14-day escorted tour from leading tour operator APT winds its way through the length and breadth of New Zealand, taking in the country's star attractions along the way.

New Zealand Getaway

19-day escorted tour from £4,010 pp incl. flights

This New Zealand Getaway, Travelmarvel by APT escorted tour offers great value and is ideal for those looking to see all the highlights of New Zealand in the company of others, with expert guides and a comfortable hotel at the end of your action-packed days.

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Top places to stay in Mt Cook

The Hermitage, Mt. Cook

Historic hotel

This is accommodation as daring as its 19th century founders, looking up at snow-covered Mt. Cook and featuring a full range of exploratory activities.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

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