The Aoraki Mount Cook National Park encircles New Zealand's highest peaks. A realm of permanent ice and snow where huge glaciers spill off 3000m high mountains. The Mount Cook Encounter takes you up the Hooker Valley, where you will enjoy lunch at the terminal of the Hooker Glacier, beneath the south face of Mount Cook. For those who want a little more, your guide will take you on a short bushwalk through the native forest upon your return from the Hooker Valley. The Mount Cook Encounter is also available as a half day option.