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Description
At 3754 metres, Aoraki/Mt Cook is New Zealand and Australasia's highest mountain. There are no ski lifts or resorts on or in the direct area surrounding Aoraki/Mt Cook, although it is a ski touring and mountaineering mecca of New Zealand. Aoraki means "Cloud Piercer" in the Ngai Tahu dialect of the Maori language. Historically, the Maori name has been spelt Aorangi in the "canonical" Maori form. The first ascent of the Mountain was on 25 December 1894, when New Zealanders Tom Fyfe, James (Jack) Clarke and George Graham successfully reached the summit via the Hooker Valley and the north ridge.Other attractions include ski touring, Mountaineering climbing, scenic flights, ski plane snow landings and boat trips that allow you to explore the murky waters of Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake. There are 27 other mountains in this alpine backbone which peak at over 3050 metres, and hundreds of others not far short of that - all making up the famous Southern Alps.

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Location & Travel Info
Country: New Zealand
Region: Mackenzie
Address: Mount Cook
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Nearest Town: Mount Cook / Twizel
Nearest Airport: Christchurch
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ResortSnow Forecasted
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Mount Cook118 cm
Mount Aspiring72 cm
The Remarkables57 cm
Snow Farm47 cm
Snow Park47 cm
Ohau45 cm
Cardrona43 cm
Mount Hutt33 cm
Alpure Peaks32 cm
Fox Peak32 cm
Last updated - 28 minutes ago
Mount Cook On Twitter
  • MOUNTCOOK: It’s looking like a beautiful start to a Monday in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park. #hermitage #mtcook 1 day ago
  • MOUNTCOOK: The beauty of Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park must be seen to be believed! Thanks to Mackenzie Region, New Zealand… https://t.co/YxdTtFTFOe 33 days ago
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  • MOUNTCOOK: Seeing our favorite glacier from a different perspective. Thanks to Canon Australia for sharing this utterly... https://t.co/QKgpCGQ94u 102 days ago
  • MOUNTCOOK: Bare Kiwi is enjoying one of our favourite tracks Searly Tarns this morning! https://t.co/yCaK5PqTxW 140 days ago
  • MOUNTCOOK: So lucky to be surrounded by such beauty here in Mt Cook. Don't miss out, book your unforgettable experience... https://t.co/2MwXufRf3Z 146 days ago
  • MOUNTCOOK: A magical day out on the Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake with our friends GLACIER EXPLORERS.... https://t.co/n0PYRUie5y 148 days ago
  • MOUNTCOOK: Ready to lace your hiking boots up and head out for a summer adventure? The New Zealand Mountain Safety Council... https://t.co/6rWSeBSJWz 149 days ago
  • MOUNTCOOK: We’re proud to support our local Search and Rescue team where we can. Tonight our chefs have been busy preparing... https://t.co/kurAtcqjVn 149 days ago
  • MOUNTCOOK: Paul Wilson Images NZ visited the National park to talk at the Starlight Festival that we proudly hosted in... https://t.co/3L4NtORx4S 173 days ago
  • MOUNTCOOK: Wow!!! An Aoraki Mt Cook first! Skiing at its most extreme and definitely not for the inexperienced.... https://t.co/wF2xb6XOvC 177 days ago
  • MOUNTCOOK: We are loving this shot of our favourite mountain! Thanks for sharing Ryan Domenico Photography and Tamron! https://t.co/QK05w3H3L1 180 days ago
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  • MOUNTCOOK: An unforgettable Stargazing experience is happening this weekend!... https://t.co/SogkCC0N7g 186 days ago
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  • MOUNTCOOK: The incredible Mark Gee, showing us his talents in astrophotography. #starlightfestival 192 days ago
  • MOUNTCOOK: Perfect location for a little run! Good luck to all the runners today!! https://t.co/YNfqXgKhfI 213 days ago
  • MOUNTCOOK: Welcome to all the competitors in the Aoraki Mount Cook Marathon New Zealand and Aoraki Mount Cook Classic Cycle... https://t.co/EnCZLI7NvL 214 days ago
  • MOUNTCOOK: Just a few reasons to visit us... #ourplace #aorakimtcook #mtcook #hermitagehotel #nzmustdo #mackenzie https://t.co/2VfczAkeI0 216 days ago
  • MOUNTCOOK: Mark Smith NZ has beautifully captured Aoraki Mt Cook and the Mackenzie Region with some stunning time lapses! https://t.co/zsahvTpIKU 217 days ago