So just to trying to catch up with myself, on the previous post I was traveling from my beloved Queenstown to the Aoraki / My. Cook National Park and I did a stop over Twizel.
I bought some supplies there, which in the end was really necessary, cause there’s no (cheap) way to find groceries up there, and taking a snack on the walk is always necessary, as well as something for breakfast and such, although it depends on the kind of accommodation you’re staying in.
So once we left Twizel we took the road to the Park that goes by the shore of the Lake Pukaki which it’s amazing by itself. But the backdrop gets better and better every meter, there’s a small parking to stop and be sure to do it cause it really pays off, well actually you may stop on every corner.
So, from this point you can get what, to me, was just mind-blowing. You know that “Aoraki” means “Cloud Piercing” in the Maöri language, and it’s easy now to know why, with 3754 m. it is the highest mountain of New Zealand and it’s shape like a pyramid stands up from kilometers away.
A view of Mt. Cook from the parking by the shore of Lake Pukaki
The Aoraki / Mt. Cook welcoming us.
So the road went on and we finally arrived to Mt. Cook village, and as soon as I left my luggage at the hostel (really nice btw) I took this shot from the balcony of my room.
From my balcony
Nice view don’t you think.
Be back soon.