Mount Cook Vacations
Mount Cook is located some 290 miles (467 kilometers) from Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, and about 120 miles (193 kilometers) from Queenstown.
While in Mount Cook, don't miss the chance to spend some time at the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park.
See for yourself why Canterbury is so beloved by travelers, by hitting the road and exploring the cornucopia of scenic and cultural attractions around Mount Cook. Glentanner, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the north, and Bruce Bay, 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the east of Mount Cook are also worth checking out.
For a low-cost outdoors activity that the whole family will enjoy, be sure to stop by the region's gardens. If you're looking for indoor entertainment, you can't beat Canterbury's excellent craft workshops, art museums and art galleries. These are good places to learn about the region's rich cultural tapestry and perhaps find a special gift or two.
If you like to make the most of winter, this area may just be an excellent holiday destination. Grab some gear and go snowboarding and snow shoeing. Enjoy this region in a completely different way. Rise up above the landscape and have a go at hot air ballooning.
There's an old saying that goes: it is far better to see something once than to hear about it many times over. With its breathtaking vistas and friendly people, Canterbury will not disappoint you.