Aoraki Mount Cook is New Zealand's highest mountain, with a height of 3,754 metres (12,316 ft) above sea level. It used to be the world's 37th most prominent mountain standing, until the eastern face of its northern peak fell off in 1991.
An exceptionally beautiful place to visit with sky scraping peaks, glaciers and permanent snow fields.
The area is abundant in walking tracks, with walking trails leaving Mount Cook Village taking anywhere between 10 minutes and 4 hours. There are also day tramps to some of the area's alpine huts, and for the more experienced, mountain climbing is widely popular.
During winter, ski excursions to New Zealand's longest glacier, the Tasman, are a unique opportunity to get on the ice.