Aoraki Mount Cook
This is New Zealand's highest peak at 3,754 metres (12,316 feet), aptly named 'Aoraki - the cloud piercer'. Depart Dunedin International Airport and fly due north over the Maniototo Plain, famous for its dramatic light and cloud formations. Arriving at the Waitaki River, we take in the huge earth and concrete Benmore Dam before heading upstream over Lake Pukaki and the ice grey Tasman River. Its source is the Tasman Glacier, one of the largest sub-tropical glaciers in the world. And there it is - Aoraki Mount Cook, a breathtakingly beautiful peak of snow and icefalls. We will circle the summit where you can also look west to the névés of Franz Josef and Fox glaciers. We return to Dunedin via a refreshment stop in Omarama, then continue to the giant Macraes Gold Mine in East Otago.
Duration: Allow four hours
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