The last rays of the setting sun strike the peak of Aoraki (Mount Cook) beyond the shores of Lake Pukaki in the Southern Alps, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand, Pacific
Located in the centre of New Zealand's South Island, Mount Cook (Aoraki) is New Zealand's highest peak. For many, an image of New Zealand might include the snow-capped mountain of Mt Cook, or sheep. And they wouldn't be far wrong. One might have to be really lucky to be presented with a picture of both in the same frame though. While hitch-hiking through...
Which walk to take; Hooker Valley or Key Point?
In early summer, the Hooker Valley route offers great views of the herb fields.
The track includes swing bridges that look scary to some people but are fun for others.
If you do start the Hooker Valley hike, be sure to complete it.
If you find it too challenging, Kea Point is an easier walk; with views...