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Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park (1st of 2)

Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park

New Zealand’s great alpine park is dominated by the country’s highest mountain, Aoraki/Mt Cook (right), which is 3,724 metres high. To the right is the Tasman valley, through which the Tasman Glacier runs, and to the left is the Hooker valley, where the Hooker Glacier has its terminus. The Hooker River joins the braided Tasman River to flow into Lake Pūkaki, further east.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'National parks - Western and central South Island parks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/14453/aorakimt-cook-national-park (accessed 20 February 2020)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Aug 2015