An Introduction To Mount Cook And Lake Tekapo
One of our favourite (oh, who are we kidding – they’re all our favourites!) stops on our Wild Kiwi adventures is our time around Mount Cook and Lake Tekapo. Why? Well, let’s just say there’s a reason why these two natural wonders make it on to every Best of South Island New Zealand list!
Mount Cook Is The Highest Peak In New Zealand
Although a recent rock slide has resulted in a slight reduction in its height, this spectacular mountain still comes in at a whopping 3,754 metres tall.
The Activities Are Endless
From short mountain walks and ski-planes to exploring ice caverns and full-on mountaineering excursions. There’s something for all ages here to explore and experience this stunning natural wonder.
Take To The Skies And Experience Mount Cook From Above
A helicopter tour is one of the most incredible ways to admire the breath-taking scenery. With your pilot pointing out every must-see facet and filling you in on every must-know fact.
Best Of South Island New Zealand: Lake Tekapo
Located in the UNESCO protected Dark Sky Reserve is the perfect location to partake in a spot of stargazing. As if standing in one of the most beautiful places on earth wasn’t enough, you’ll also get to experience some of the most incredible views of the night sky!
Sparkling Turquoise Waters
Lake Tekapo is so magical, it’s difficult to believe what your eyes are seeing. Fine rock-flour ground by surrounding glaciers is suspended in the water which gives it such an incredible hue. We guarantee you won’t be able to stop yourself from snapping lots of photographs to remember your experience.
Talking Of Picture Perfect View…
The altar window of the Church of the Good Shepherd perfectly frames the spectacular view of the Southern Alps and although photographs inside aren’t permitted, a visit to this peaceful, atmospheric and undeniably serene location to reflect and truly admire your surroundings is unmissable.