New Zealand Locations Guide

Short guides of what I liked and did not like about the many New Zealand locations that I visited. I said short guides so don't expect insider's tips and local's advices, just my honest opinion on each place that I visted in this amazing country. For thorough guides on almost every New Zealand areas, towns, national parks and much much more, go check out Backpackerguide.NZ

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Mt Cook

Mt Cook - South Island

Hooker Valley hike Glacier Lake kayaking
Free! $155

The Aoraki Mt Cook National Park is home to New Zealand’s highest mountain at 3,724 metres. But that’s just the icing on the cake in this beautiful location with heaps of walks through glacial valleys and many vantage points. One of the most popular tracks is the Hooker Valley track, which takes you over swing bridges and past various alpine views until you are faced with the Hooker Glacier. If you want to get closer to these magnificent glaciers, try a glacier kayaking tour. Paddle on a glacial lake with close encounters with impressive icebergs.