New Zealand's most noteworthy mountain, Mount Cook (Aoraki in Māori) towers 3,724 meters into the sky, giving a dazzling scenery to the wonderful Mount Cook National Park in the focal point of the South Island. Announced a World Heritage stop in 1986, it gloats more than thirty pinnacles 3,000 meters or higher. It likewise has five of New Zealand's biggest ice sheets, including the Tasman Glacier at 21km long. Picturesque flights over the recreation center give unparalleled perspectives of the Southern Alps. The district is additionally prestigious for its reasonable, starry evenings and was assigned a Dark Sky Reserve in 2012 – the first in the southern half of the globe and the world's biggest, including a 4300 km2 zone.
Note: The Optional Ultimate Alpine Experience at Mt Cook involves flying in a skiplane and a helicopter on the same day for an unforgettable experience of Aoraki/Mount Cook. Enjoy a scenic adventure that includes a glacier snow landing. From take-off to landing, you will enjoy spectacular views! Fly up the Tasman Valley over the breath-taking blue glacier lake. See the Hochstetter Icefall and the cloud-piercing Aoraki/Mount Cook before landing on the upper snowfields of the Tasman Glacier. Take time to enjoy this unique alpine environment before swapping aircraft and returning to Mount Cook Airport. These mountains are covered in snow and ice all year round, and the aircraft fully shuts down on landing. You'll also see Tasman Terminal Lake, Grand Plateau, Plateau Hut, as well as the full length of the Tasman Glacier- this 45 minute experience (one of a kind) will be an additional cost.