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Amazing Natural Scenery

Amazing Natural Scenery in Mount Cook National Park

Lake Tekapo
399 Reviews
Mount Cook National Park
61.9km from downtown
"It feels particularly comfortable in the morning or evening, because there is no noisy tour group and you can enjoy the beautiful scenery quietly. New Zealand is really a place to see, almost every place is a landscape painting."

Reasons to Recommend: Lake Tekapo is located between Christchurch and Queenstown, in the heart of the Mount Cook Basin and MacKenzie. There is a small town on the south side of the lake, sparsely populated, and the mountains in the distance are covered with snow, like a paradise. 1. The mysterious beauty of Lake Tekapo Lake Tekapo is famous for the mysterious beauty of the color of the lake. Due to the melting of the glaciers in the Southern Alps into the lake, the rocks in the glaciers are broken into fine powder, so the color of the lake appears A navy blue with a creamy white. 2. Surrounding attractions can take a walk along the lakeside trail, breathe fresh air, feel the embrace of nature, and enjoy the beauty of the lake. There is a small Shepherd's Church by the lake, which is a complete stone church overlooking the entire Lake Tekapo. It was built in 1935 to commemorate the pioneers. Sitting in the church, you can overlook Lake Tekapo and the Southern Alps in the distance through the window. Not far from the church, you can see a statue of a shepherd dog, which is a tribute to the faithful friends of the highland shepherds. 3. One of the best places to watch the stars The area around Lake Tekapo is one of the best places to watch the Southern Cross. Every year, a large number of starry sky lovers go to watch the stars at night or shoot star trails. There are mysterious southern hemisphere stars that tourists from the northern hemisphere cannot see, especially in winter, and there is a high chance of witnessing the aurora. So if time permits, you might as well choose to spend a night on the shores of Lake Tekapo to enjoy the wonders of the stars. 4. The surrounding supporting services are complete. There are several cafes and casual restaurants nearby, and tourist souvenir shops are also indispensable. After playing, you can have a cup of coffee or have a casual light meal with the beautiful scenery, accompanied by a fairyland-like lake view, it can’t be better.

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Aoraki / Mount Cook
60 Reviews
Mount Cook National Park
23.2km from downtown
"Stunning free attractions, the South Island self-driving recommended must-see attractions, the trail is a unique place to enjoy the scenery of the canyon and snow-capped mountains. When I went there, by luck, it had just snowed and the scenery was amazing. I went out of the mountain to buy a box of alpine salmon sashimi by the lake, and the sentence was directly capped 😂"

Reasons to Recommend: Mount Cook is located in New Zealand's Mount Cook National Park, belonging to the Southern Alps, with a height of 3724 meters. It was named after Captain Cook, the first Englishman to discover the east coast of New Zealand and Australia. The local aborigines call it Aoraki, which means "top of the cloud". In 1882, the Irishman Green (William Spotswood Green) attempted to climb Mount Cook for the first time. Since then, Mount Cook has gradually developed into the centre of New Zealand mountaineering.

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Lake Matheson
71 Reviews
Mount Cook National Park
18.4km from downtown
"In New Zealand, people call the lake that can perfectly reflect the reflection of the mountains and forests on the lakeside as the "Mirror Lake". Matheson Lake is the most beautiful and famous mirror lake. When the wind is calm and under the blue sky and white clouds, the surface of Lake Matheson is like a natural mirror, reflecting the two highest peaks of New Zealand-Mount Cook (3724m) and Mount Tasman (3497m) flawlessly. The reflection of Twin Peaks is the most representative landscape of New Zealand tourism. Lake Matheson, 6 kilometers from the town of Fox Glacier, can be reached in 10 minutes by car. There are two ways to visit Lake Matheson: 1. Roam around the lake. There is a well-equipped 4.4-kilometer-long trail around the lake, with 3 viewing platforms in it, and a circle around it for about 1.5 hours. 2. Watch the reflection. A 15-minute walk from the entrance of the trail is the best place to watch the reflection of the Twin Peaks. The silver mirror-like lake, the snow-capped mountains, and the dense forest~ come into view together, and the scenery is unforgettable."

Reasons to Recommend: New Zealand's iconic scenery, only 6 kilometers from Fox Glacier (Fox Glacier). On a clear and cloudless day, the reflections of New Zealand's highest peaks, Aoraki (Mt Cook) and Mount Tasman, are reflected on the lake. It takes 40 minutes to walk to the observation deck, and it only takes an hour and a half to circle around the lake.

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Mueller Glacier
8 Reviews
Mount Cook National Park
39.8km from downtown
"Stunning scenery, walking towns and sincere and simple mountain culture make Whistler an unforgettable holiday destination throughout the year. In winter, it provides solid snow for skiing, snowboarding and Nordic skiing, while the warmer months are perfect for golf, mountain biking and mountaineering."

Reasons to Recommend: Mueller Glacier is a 13-kilometer-long glacier that ends at Lake Mueller. Several hiking routes have been developed to reach the glacier.

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Glentanner Holiday Park
7 Reviews
Mount Cook National Park
58.4km from downtown
National Parks
"For self-driving tours, this is a good place to camp. Mount Cook, the highest peak in New Zealand, is within easy reach and can be seen. It is located in a national park with complete facilities and first-class surrounding scenery."

Reasons to Recommend: GlentannerHolidayPark has a very charming scenery, which brings together snow-capped mountains, glaciers, rivers, lakes, forests, animals and plateau vegetation. The surprise here is unmatched by other places. The peaks of Mount Cook standing on the top of the peaks are covered with ice and snow all year round, and there are many glaciers hidden in the valleys of the mountains.

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