Mount Cook

You can spot Mt. Cook a long ways off. It’s the largest mountain in New Zealand (or Australia for that matter) and it’s only accessible by dead-end road or scenic helicopter. There you can kayak between icebergs at the terminal edge of the massive Tasman Glacier. Wander on an easy stroll to turquoise lakes colored by glacial runoff. Take a dip in hot pools under the clear, starry night. Or stay up late and visit the country’s most famous observatory near Lake Tekapo– peering deep into the Southern sky.

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Scenic flights over the high Southern Alps
Boating amongst icebergs at Tasman Glacier
Easy alpine walks to hidden turquoise lakes

Cycling Among the Vines in Marlborough. Image: Tourism New Zealand
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