South Canterbury – Mt Cook

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This iconic alpine region is the location of Aoraki Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest mountain.


Snow capped mountains, sparkling blue lakes and golden tussock grasslands; the majestic landscape of the Mackenzie area offers some of New Zealand’s most unique and memorable experiences.


The region is home to the Aoraki International Dark Sky Reserve and offers a unique opportunity to stargaze and photography the stunning night skies. Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat provides the opportunity for you to stargaze from their private Pukaki Observatory.


This alpine region offers easy access to stunning glaciers; take a heli flight over majestic mountains and land on a glacier or maybe kayak or cruise on a glacial lake. Walk through alpine woods, past beautiful lakes. Cycle the Alps to Ocean cycle trail. Fish for salmon or trout. Experience the sport of gliding in an area considered to be the best mountain soaring site in the world. Come back to earth and take a Lord of the Rings tour to visit iconic film locations.


In winter enjoy a heli-ski experience to pristine untouched snow runs. Or try curling on a lake right near your retreat.


Experiences for all seasons.

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