Aoraki National ParkThe Aoraki National Park
Attractions in Çanterbury
Aoraki Mount Cook and the other high summits draw climbers from all over the while. The Tasman Glacier offers beginners and advanced level skiing tours. Choppers can take expert downhillers to a number of places in the park where they can enjoy some wildlife adventures. Skitours are possible around the Tasman and Kelman-lodges.
Aoraki Mount Cook National Park is one of the best places in New Zealand to see the dark skies, either alone or with a tour leader. There are no nearby small town or town, and the town with all the dim light, the nightsky is clear and surrounded by mountains.
At the Hermitage Hotel, use the telescope to see Saturn's ring, the Jupiter's moon, the Magellanic clouds and the various star images of the nights. As a rule, it is only allowed to cycle on shaped streets within national parc. The possibilities are therefore restricted, but some unpaved approach routes can offer a scenically attractive and enjoyable drive.
Tasman Glacier Road from Mount Cook to Celmisia Flat is a great drive. The park is situated in the centre of the South Island, right in the middle of the Southern Alps. Within the park, Aoraki/Mount Cook hamlet with Twizel is the closest city.
Mackenzie National Park - Aoraki/Mount Cook Region
Aoraki Mount Cook is New Zealand's highest and highest peak, 3,724 meters (12,218 feet). It is a magnificent national park of over 700 km in length. Situated on the shore of the Tekapo River is one of New Zealand's most famous photographic sites. This is a stunning example of a highland sea, a jewel in Mackenzie.
This is the biggest pond in the area, showing off with pride from many viewpoints in Aoraki/Mount Cook. During daytime you can enjoy a view from the top of the Alps, at nights the sky is incomparably open. Light azure, cyan and breathtaking mountain, this is a paradise for the photographer. Tasman Glacier, New Zealand's longest glacier, is 27 km long and 4 km broad.