Monday, 2 December 2013

Day 3 South Island : Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park

Accomodation : YHA, NZD180

The journey from Christchurch to Aoraki/Mt Cook passes through small towns, farmlands, Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki. As we near the lake region, the scenery changed dramatically to snow capped mountains backdrop.

Can even do a jump shot in the middle of the road

Fields of Gold. 


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The oldest church in all of NZ!
At Lake Tekapo, we stopped at the famous Church of the Good Shepherd

Mt Cook Village - Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo.  The opaque turquoise colour of this lake and others in the area is caused by fine, glacier-ground rock particles held in suspension.

Church of the Good Shepherd overlooking the lake

This is not a beach scene. Fresh water lake.

Shepherd dog statue

Lake Pukaki

Mt Cook Alpine Salmon. You cannot get it any fresher. Superior grade shasimi.

Salmon shasimi and a beautiful view. Priceless.
The alpine mountains beckons. Road to Mt Cook.
It was very cold
The Aoraki Mount Cook National Park has the highest mountain in Australasia i.e. Mt Cook at 7,255 metres.
YHA Hostel. Mt Cook is actually located at the base of the mountains.
The views were breathtaking and the air sickening clean and fresh! lol.

The hills are alive..with the sound of....



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