With a towering height of 3724 meters, the Aoraki or Mount Cook lies in the Southern Alps with its three summits –Low Peak (3593 meters), Middle Peak (3717 meters) and the Low Peak (3593 meters). A challenging and breathtaking summit, the mountain attracts a number of mountaineers and adventure seekers to behold its majesty. Aoraki is part of the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park and forms a massif between Hooker Valley and Tasman Valley, creating a magnificent viewpoint at the end of Hooker Valley Track. Another viewpoint is from the Lake Matheson on the West Coast. The temperate rainforests in the coastal lowlands are created by the heavy rainfall in the area. The Tasman Valley is laden with Snow Tussock and other alpine forests up to a height of 1900 meters. However, above that, only lichen is found.
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How to Reach Mt Cook
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