Under the highest mountain in New Zealand, the Aoraki/Mount Cook alpine village sits amongst sky-scraping peaks, phenomenal glaciers, permanent snow and all beneath a stunning star-studded sky.
The village itself provides a range of accommodation from an international style hotel to motels, backpackers and camping.
Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park surrounds the village, which is in excess of 700km with glaciers covering 40% of the land.
The village is at the base of New Zealand’s highest mountain, Aoraki/Mount Cook. This dazzling peak, known to Māori as Aoraki or Cloud Piercer, is one of 28 mountains in this alpine backbone which peak at over 3,050 metres, and hundreds of others not far short of that all making up the famous Southern Alps.
They key tip when staying in Aoraki/Mount Cook village is to become immersed by mountains. Options include enjoying a 4WD safari, boating on the glacier lakes, fishing, scenic flights with snow landings and numerous walks and hikes for all ages and abilities.