The Cook Mountain National Park is about 60 minutes from the Shepherd's Church. It's all the way west and turns right at the T-junction at the source of Lake Pukaki. Then it winds along the blue Lake Pukaki in the Beech Forest of Silver Mountain. This area is a World Heritage Site in southwestern New Zealand. It consists of Westland National Park, Aspiring Mountain National Park and Fjord National Park. At the end of the journey is the Cook Mountain National Park Camp, which looks like a magnificent landscape. There are five best short-distance trails: Governor's Jungle Trail, Bowen Jungle Trail, Glenko Trail, Parrot-pecking Corner Trail and Hooke Valley Trail, all of which start from Cook Hill Village and have beautiful and pleasant scenery. One of the most popular trails in the park is the Hooke Valley Trail, which is longer and more challenging than the other four trails. The other is the rugged rocky and dense meadows on the way. It is also one of the pleasures of taking pictures through three suspension bridges. The starting point of the trail is near the Baima Mountain Campsite, with a wide view. Originally this place was the Villa Hotel. In 1913, it was destroyed by a mountain torrent. Now some relics can be seen. In 1957, the rebuilt hotel was moved 2 kilometers away from the plain area. It was surrounded by bushes and bushes. It crossed the "Luohansong Arch Arch" and began to walk 9 kilometers along the trail of Hooke Valley. There are also wooden paths between rugged and complex alpine meadows. In summer, daisies are everywhere in the mountains. Velvet grass and buttercups resemble lilies are beautiful. A memorial to the victims of the first mountaineering accident was built on the footpath. Near the site of the Villa on the Hooke Valley Trail, inscriptions show that three climbers died in an avalanche in 1914. Only one body was found. Twelve years later, due to the melting of the glacier, the second body was found at the bottom of Hochstetter Lcefall, 2,000 meters below where the team was buried. The speed of movement. Walking up the hill, the temperature is getting lower and lower. There are also rubble landslides on the hillside. The traces of erosion of meadow vegetation are dim. Finally, we reach the lake. There is a viewing platform on the hillside. The wooden seats are simple. The next step is Lake Hooke. On the glacier cross-section, there are ice-blue faults, flashing blue light. There is also a boulder attraction on the trail, with a photo showing that she is the first woman in the world to successfully climb the Cook Mountains. After climbing the top, Freda left behind her cool grace in a skirt and holding a climbing rod in front of the boulder.
Cook Hill is the most magnificent of all the peaks in New Zealand, so we chose Cook Hill as our first stop before our trip. There are countless beautiful sceneries in New Zealand. People who have seen the strategy are sure to have infinite yearnings for it and have the impulse to walk as soon as they want. Although we are not very fluent in language and familiar with the situation of the road, we still want to choose it. Self-driving, feel that New Zealand is still relatively safe, we made the certification of driving license in advance online, if we choose self-driving, this is necessary, self-driving travel is more exhaustive, need to look ahead to the route, but also to do some certification, so this way of play is more suitable for young people, the elderly have a bit of trouble, so if you take the elderly and children with you, it is more suitable for group tours. There will be Cook Hill in the tour, so you don't have to worry about missing the scenery. So you can consider it according to your own situation. The time of playing Cook Hill is about 3 hours. The friends who love taking pictures can take pictures again longer. Unlike the famous scenic spots in China, the tickets of Cook Hill are free, so you don't have to worry about the high price. Tickets and abandon the issue of attractions, if self-driving travel, the cost of a day's play is around 2000 yuan, excluding hotels, you can choose the surrounding attractions with a day's tour, if the group one-day tour is almost 2500 yuan, although the scenic area is free, but if the surrounding accommodation will be a relatively large consumption, in fact, my own accommodation conditions. There are not so many requirements, but I feel that if you have to live in a scenic room in the Cook Mountains, you can relax your mind. Of course, the better the scenery, the closer the location is, the higher the price. However, the accommodation near the Cook Mountains is really worth more in price. The rooms around 1500 are more moderate and the facilities are perfect. This is also our choice. The reasons for self-driving travel, where you want to go and where you want to live, are all your own decisions. The scenery of Mount Cook is charming and the conditions nearby are good, but for me, there is a little regret that I am not used to eating some local western food, so sometimes I can only rely on instant noodles to fill my stomach, so you can prepare your favorite snacks in advance, to visit Mount Cook, the best sportswear, convenient activities.
In the Midwest of New Zealand's South Island, it extends 40-90 km inland from the 450 km long West coast. Cook Mountain National Park is a narrow park, 64 kilometers long, the narrowest place is only 20 kilometers, covering 70,696 hectares, glacier area accounts for 40 [%]. There are snow mountains, glaciers, rivers, lakes, mountains and forests, as well as animals and plateau vegetation, etc. in the park, the surprise is incomparable in other places. The peaks of the Cook Mountains, which stand on the top of the mountains, are covered with snow all the year round, while many glaciers are hidden in the valleys of the mountains. There are deep ochre-colored ice-eroded lakes, clear green rain lakes, green mountains, unlimited scenery, the largest glacier in the mountains is Tasman Glacier, which is one of the largest glaciers outside the Himalayas. It is 29 kilometers long, 2 kilometers wide and 600 meters deep. At speeds ranging from 23 centimeters to 45 centimeters a day, it's almost imperceptible and slowly declining. In the interior of the glacier, because of its movement, with the debris of the mountain sliding down, coupled with sunshine, the surface of the glacier has formed numerous cracks and ice towers, forming a variety of shapes, dazzling.
It arrives at White Horse Hill Campground and car park, which is also the gateway to Cook Mountain National Park. Cook Hill is a famous hiking place in South Island of New Zealand. We chose the classic Hooke trail for 20 kilometers, 4 hours, all the way to snow mountain, green space, waterfalls, streams, to the bottom is Hooke Ice Lake. Of course, you can also choose the Kea point hiking route, which is a relaxed hiking route, but the scenery is far worse than the Hooker trail. If you have enough physical strength and fine weather, it is strongly recommended that you have to walk the Hooker trail once, which will not disappoint you.
But those with the name of a national park are definitely worthy of this trip. Mt Cook and Lake Tekapo, Lake Pukaki at the foot of Mt Cook and Lake Ohau in the southwest constitute the heart of the South Island, which is a world-class pure land. When you get to Cook Mountain National Park, you basically go deep into the mountains. The whole national park is just a hotel. The hotel is beautiful and the price is extraordinarily beautiful. The Cook Mountains are snowy mountains, the highest peak in the South Alps, at an altitude of 3724 meters. Driving far away from the National Park, you can see the peaks. Although it was late summer when we went, there was still a part of snow on the top of the mountain, which gave us a glimpse of the true face of the snow mountain. With the beauty of public work, cloudy weather adds a layer of cloud-shrouded mystery to Mount Cook. Mount Cook offers three hiking routes, and signs along the way indicate how long it will take to reach the end. On both sides of the trail are lush forests, without any service facilities, because they are not prepared beforehand, they are too thirsty to go halfway. At the end of the day, you can see many people putting up tents in the wild, which is also a kind of accommodation choice.
In February, Cook Hill National Park is completely free, no trails, no attractions need to buy tickets, in fact, all the natural scenery in New Zealand is free! Free Admission! Free Admission! Important things are to be repeated for 3 times! As far as I know, this is the case in most Western countries. The entertainment items that need to be charged are usually extra services. This concept is totally different from that in China. We chose the longest Hooker Valley Teack (Hooker Valley Trail) to go back and forth in 4 hours, but it must be recommended for vomiting blood. This is the most classic and magnificent sightseeing trail! Hooker Valley Teack (Hooker Valley Trail) is a four-hour walk. There are no shops, no supply points, and even a simple toilet cabin close to the humble one. There is also a ventilated rest cabin with few people and no tourists for half a day. So there is a reason why the scenic area is free. Many pedestrians choose to reach only the first swing bridge (30 minutes round trip) or the second one (1 hour round trip). So I suggest that you take some dry food, more water, try to reach the last glacier lake, along the way there are scenery, it is very worthwhile! ___________
There are snow mountains, glaciers, rivers, lakes, mountains, forests, animals and Plateau Vegetation in the park. The surprise here is beyond comparison in other places. The peaks of the Cook Mountains, which stand on the top of the mountains, are covered with snow all the year round, while many glaciers are hidden in the valleys of the mountains. There are deep ochre-colored glacial lakes, clear green rainwater lakes, mountains, green waves, unlimited scenery, the largest glacier in the mountains is Tasman ice, which is one of the largest glaciers outside the Himalayas, 29 kilometers long, 2 kilometers wide, 600 meters deep. At speeds ranging from 23 centimeters to 45 centimeters a day, it's almost imperceptible and slowly declining. In the interior of the glacier, because of its movement, with the debris of the mountain sliding down, coupled with sunshine, the surface of the glacier has formed numerous cracks and ice towers, forming a variety of shapes, dazzling.
The MTCOOK in winter is very beautiful. A short walk is relaxed and happy. Two and a half hours to reach the first suspension bridge in Hooke Canyon, we can see the Mirror-like Muller Ice Lake. Snow mountain area is slippery, remember to wear skid-proof mountain shoes is better. It's not cold at all in the sunshine. Take time and remember to go too far. If you have the chance, you will go again in the season full of flowers. It must be very beautiful.
Cook Mountain National Park is the largest national park in New Zealand. The main peak of Cook Mountain is the highest peak in New Zealand. It is covered with snow all the year round. It is very magnificent. Walking at the foot of the mountain, you can experience the scenery all year round. There are plenty of vegetation, animals and plants. It's better to stay here for a few days because there are so many scenic spots that you can't enjoy one day at all.
Summer, the scenery is very beautiful, driving past the road will pass the ultra-blue Lake Pukaki, there are many beautiful sermons. The weather on the west coast is unstable. It's also a good choice to hike on the glacier by helicopter and watch the glacier lake by speedboat.