The Southern Alps and Fiordland Places

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Aoraki/Mt. Cook National Park

Getting Here and Around

The 330-km (205-mi) drive from Christchurch straight through to Aoraki/Mt. Cook Village takes four hours. Take Highway 1 south out of Christchurch. At the tiny town of Rangitata turn right onto Highway 79 to Lake Tekapo. Pass through Lake Tekapo and look on the right for Highway 80 to Aoraki/Mt. Cook Village. InterCity buses make daily stops at Mt. Cook Village. The village itself is small and manageable on foot.

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