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Mackenzie Country

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Hiking in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park

The Mackenzie Country is a region at the edge of the Southern Alps in the South Island of New Zealand.

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NZ State Highway 8 is the main road in and out of the Mackenzie Country.

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The Southern Alps provide a magnificent backdrop to the Mackenzie Country. There are many lakes in the region, with Lake Tekapo (right on the main highway) being very beautiful. The jagged snow-capped peak of Mount Cook, the highest mountain in New Zealand, can be seen (with a bit of hiking) in Mount Cook National Park.

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There are many outdoor activities in the region, including:

  • Hiking in Mount Cook National Park
  • Ski/snowboard at some of the small fields like Ohau

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