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Category: National parks, Local time: 00:11:36, Altitude: 2389m
Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park is a territory with 19 peaks with an altitude of more than 3,000 m. It can be found on the South Island, in New Zealand
, almost in the centre of the Southern Alps. Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park was established in 1953, and it covers an area of 700 km2
. Forty percent of the park are covered by glaciers. Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park was named after the highest mountain of New Zealand
- Aoraki/Mount Cook (3 764 m) . This is the main target of climbers. The first people who reached its top in 1894 were New Zealanders. Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park is one of the most popular resorts not only for climbers, but also for skiers, hikers and photographers. In addition to the highest mountain of New Zealand, Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park includes the largest glacier of New Zealand
– the Tasman Glacier, which is 26 km long and 1.6 km wide. The most beautiful experience is the exploration of the Tasman Glacier during heli-skiing - skiing with a helicopter. Other interesting glaciers in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park are: the Murchison Glacier, the Mueller Glacier, the Hooker Glacier and the Godley Glacier. In Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park there are 19 cottages and huts available for tourists and climbers, but only one hotel - The Hermitage built in 1895. Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park has many well-marked trails with beautiful views, especially near the village of Mount Cook. The Kea Point and Governor's Bush Track are short and suitable for tourists with no climbing experience. On these routes we can get acquainted especially with the local fauna and flora. The Sealy Tarns, Hooker Valley, Wakefield and the Red Tarns trails are longer, slightly more demanding, and passable only in high-quality trekking boots. The Copland Pass is a high-level climbing route across the Southern Alps. Apart from hiking, Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park offers sightseeing flights, where you can experience landing on glaciers.
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Last update: Nov 10, 2012 2:43:55 PM
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: hiking, climbing, fishing, cycling, water skiing Character of the park
: mountain, lake, insular Protected animal species
: butterfly, moth, parrot Other services
: anchorage, bar, restaurant, ferries, visitor center Why to go there?
: unique fauna, cliffs