From Christchurch, we drove to Aoraki Mount Cook, the tallest mountain in New Zealand. There are many trails you hike, but we chose the Hooker Valley Trail.
We crossed three swing bridges and ended up almost at the base of the mountain, for some rewarding views.
After the almost full-day hike, we found a cabin at Glentanner Park Centre. Can you beat this view as the sunsets over the park?
My trip to Mount Cook was part of my larger trip to New Zealand. See the rest of the trip here: