Home to all but one of New Zealand's 20 highest peaks, including the highest with Mount Cook, this national park ifeatures captivating mountainous terrain and glaciers. As such, there are plenty of adventure activities to challenge yourself. Here our our picks...
The Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail takes cyclists through some of the South Island's most dramatic scenery. The 300km cycling route passes from the tussocky alpine Mackenzie Country with its turquoise lakes, through rural towns to the Pacific Ocean in historic Oamaru. From Christchurch, you'll be driven to the rugged Mackenzie Country, with its alps, hydro and glacial lakes, and incredibly starry ski... More info
Incredible boat journeys beside the mighty Tasman Glacier. One of only three tours of its kind in the world, you'll sail across the terminal lake and capture some amazing photographs. Glacier Explorers departs from the Hermitage Hotel in Aoraki/Mt Cook Alpine Village. The Tasman Glacier is one of the few in the world to terminate in a lake, so visitors can actually cruise alongside it in the cu... More info
HighlightsExplore the history of the Mount Cook region at the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine CentreAdmire magnificent Southern Alps scenery with scenic stops along the wayEnjoy a side trip to the Tasman Glacier, a photographer’s dreamBenefit from the local insights of your lively, entertaining and highly knowledgeable tour guideRelax in the comfort of a roomy minibus with free WIFI and extra-large wi... More info
Aoraki/Mount Cook is the highest peak dominates the Southern Alps mountain range that divides New Zealand’s South Island into east and west. The Mt Cook National Park’s towering mountains, vast glaciers and remote snowfields inspired Sir Edmund Hillary, before his quest of Mt Everest. The Helicopter Line is New Zealand's premier commercial and leisure helicopter operator, o... More info
Award-winning, family-run outdoor adventure company with over 30 years experience. Specialists in trekking, skiing and climbing around the Southern Alps, led by passionate, professional guides. Alpine Recreation have been at the forefront of guided mountain climbing, trekking, skiing and snowshoeing since 1981. Founded by eminent mountain guide, Gottlieb Braun-Elwert, the company is still famil... More info
Combine the thrill of walking on a remote part of New Zealand's biggest glacier with the experience of breathtaking helicopter fly-bys of New Zealand's highest mountain, Aoraki/Mt Cook. Choose to fly in either a helicopter or ski plane past Aoraki/Mt Cook before going showshoeing in a snowy white wilderness at over 2100m with your professional guide. Try an adrenaline-pumping ice cli... More info