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|Day 1||Fly into Wellington and take the Ferry to Picton (it’s a 20 minute trip from the airport to the Ferry Terminal). Drive to Reefton and camp at Slap Hut Creek for the night.|
|Day 2||Leave Slab Hut Creek for Geraldine and stop to hike Mount Sunday Track (1.5km) in Canterbury. Fun fact: this area was the film site for Edoras in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Drive to Waihi Gorge campground and stay the night.|
|Day 3||Drive to Tekapo and explore before heading to Lake Pukaki. Set up camp for the night at White Horse Hill Campground.|
|Day 4||Hike Hooker Valley Track in Mount Cook National Park, Christchurch. Drive to Mount Cook accommodation.|
|Day 5||Hike Mueller Hut Route.|
|Day 6||Leave Mount Cook National Park and stay overnight in Queenstown.|
|Day 7||Wave goodbye and fly back from Queenstown Aiport.|
There are different ways to experience a mountain – climbing to the top, seeing it from afar, or getting a closer look from a neighbouring peak. We took option 4 and soared over Mount Cook in a helicopter, so close it felt like we could almost touch it. Many wanderers, climbers and mountaineers have touched Mount Cook. In fact, Sir Edmund Hillary practiced his mountaineering skills on the slopes of Mount Cook before his famous Everest climb!
The helicopter also took us over Mueller Glacier – a truly unforgettable experience. The vastness of the glacier and the sheer scale was unlike anything we have seen before.