Mount Cook Off The Beaten Path

  • Lake Ohau
    Lake Ohau
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  • Off The Beaten Path
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  • Countryside near Mount Cook, New Zealand
    Countryside near Mount Cook, New Zealand
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    LAKE OHAU

    by balhannah Written Jan 21, 2010

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    Lake Ohau

    As we didn't get to see Mount Cook because of bad weather, we drove on towards Twizel on SH 8. About half way along from Omarama, is the turnoff to Lake Ohau. I had read that this area was beautiful.
    The weather still was not kind to us, but we could make out the beauty of the area, and have vowed to return on a better day.

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    Airfield near to entrance of Mount Cook NP

    by victorwkf Written Mar 8, 2005

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    There is an airfield near to the entrance of Mount Cook National Park (I think it is called Glentanner Fields) which is the base of the various helicopter rides to the national park. Besides taking the helicopter rides, there is a nice and cosy cafeteria where you can have your meals and enjoy breathtaking views of Mount Cook and surroundings on a clear day.

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    On the way to Mount Cook National Park

    by victorwkf Written Mar 8, 2005

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    Countryside near Mount Cook, New Zealand

    You will pass by some beautiful countryside on the way to Mount Cook National Park, including the town of Twizel where part of the Lord of the Rings movie was filmed at the nearby flat plains (the scene of the epic Battle of Pelenior Fields in "Return of the King"). Do stop by and explore these wonderful places if you have the time.

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    Lake Blue

    by 80-bettyboo Written Jan 14, 2005

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    We ttook this walksuitable. The trek takes us to New Zealand's largest glacier, and a 20 minute walking track leads us to the glacier view point. We stopped this goegous lake in the middle.

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    • Hiking and Walking
    • National/State Park

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    The road into Mount Cook/Aoraki

    by rozehill Updated Apr 16, 2004

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    Winding in and out

    The road alongside Lake Pukaki winding its way to New Zealand's highest peak, Aoraki/Mount Cook. Splendid alpine scenery all along here and best seen with the snowy alps in the back ground.

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