Mount Cook & Mackenzie Tours

This is an incredibly scenic place of blue glacial lakes and tussock-clad hills, lorded over by Aoraki Mount Cook – New Zealand’s tallest  mountain. Get close to the mountain with a visit to Mount Cook Village, a hiking expedition in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, or a flight-seeing adventure. Further east, small towns offer a slice of rural life. Spend your days fishing, hiking, and skiing (during winter), and your nights stargazing or soaking in a hot pool.

Mount Cook National Park, Photo Credit: Miles Holden

Mackenzie Country

Mackenzie Country is a spectacularly beautiful region of blue lakes, rolling hills, and soaring mountains. Iconic Aoraki Mount Cook, the tallest peak in Australasia, watches over the area, and Aoraki Mount Cook National Park contains numerous glaciers, including the immense Tasman Glacier with its remarkable glacier lake.

 

You´ll ❤️ these great things to see & do…

  • Take a flight-seeing trip over the mountain peaks
  • Hike in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park
  • Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd at Lake Tekapo
  • Go mountain biking on one of the region’s many trails
  • Ski or snowboard during winter months
  • Stargaze under clear skies at Mount John Observatory

 

Useful Mount Cook & Mackenzie Resources

 

The Best Tours & Day Trips from/in Mount Cook & Mackenzie

 

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Mount Cook & Tasman Glacier Helicopter Tour

[wonderplugin_gallery id="125"]   Mount Cook & Tasman Glacier Helicopter Tour: A trip to the South Island is incomplete without experiencing a Helicopter & Glacier Tour. Take a breathtaking scenic helicopter flight to explore the highlights of Aoraki Mount Cook National Park and enjoy a snow landing on New Zealand's longest glacier. Get up close to hanging glaciers, blue ice, and deep crevasses, and feel connected to the alpine environment with 600 meters of glacier ice beneath your feet. The tour duration is 35 minutes. Mt Cook & Tasman Glacier Helicopter Tour   Aoraki/Mount Cook, spanning 70,696 hectares, is the greatest alpine park in New Zealand, with t....
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Mt Cook Scenic Flight

 

This short scenic option is the ideal opportunity to touch snow and experience the thrill of a helicopter flight. Sweep through the rugged high country landscape of the Ben Ohau Mountain Range to a landing site on a snow field high in the mountains. Enjoy the fantastic vista from this alpine setting as you look out to the mountains and glaciers, and down into the valleys that were carved out by glaciers centuries ago. Duration - 20 Minutes....
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Church of the Good Shepherd Tour

  Church of the Good Shepherd Tour, Photo by Sergio Del Rosso

The beautiful Church of the Good Shepherd

Picturesque by day and dazzling by night, Lake Tekapo is part of a UNESCO Dark Sky Reserve, making it the perfect spot for stargazing. Lake Tekapo is about an 3 hours drive southwest of Christchurch in the Mackenzie Basin. The township faces north across the remarkable turquoise coloured lake to the mountainous drama of the Southern Alps. Lake Tekapo gets its intense milky-turquoise colour from the fine rock-flour (ground by glaciers) which is suspended in the water. On the shores on the lake you'll see the beautiful Church of the Good Shepherd, where t....
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