Residing in the southwest region of the Pacific Ocean and near the center of the water hemisphere, New Zealand is one of the most beautiful places on the earth. Other than picturesque landscape, a few valleys, and some dense woods, it is also home to over 100 mountains. Every year tourist and inland adventurers love to explore scenic mountain ranges of the region. Be it cold weather or harsh snow storms, for adventure lovers, all that matters is an adventure.
Once they step their foot out there is no turning back, mainly because after climbing beautiful mountains only thing that eyes behold is breath-taking picturesque view. So pack your bags and check out these best mountain ranges to conquer on your next expedition.
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- In the same light, we have come up with 10 best and highest mountains ranges of New Zealand that should be in every adventure lover’s wish list for sure.
In the same light, we have come up with 10 best and highest mountains ranges of New Zealand that should be in every adventure lover’s wish list for sure.
1. Mount Cook
Located in Aoraki National Park, Canterbury Region, Mount Cook is named to be the highest mountain standing at the height of 12,218 ft. it is one of the favorite destinations for most of the adventure lovers. Climbing season said to be from November to February.
This is also be noted that Mount Cook is also notorious as one of the deadliest peak. Some fatal accidents have been recorded while completing the summit. Well, no risk has ever stopped an adventurer as every challenging thing sure comes with a challenge.
2. Mount Tasman
Rising as the height of 11,473 ft. Mt Tasman is known to be the second highest mountain in New Zealand. It is also the nearest neighbor of Mt Cook. View from the peaks of this mountain is equally breath-taking.
3. Mount Dampier
Located in the Southern Alps, Mount Dampier is another neighbor of the highest mountain, Mt. Cook. Standing 11,290 ft. high it is undoubtedly the third highest mountain of New Zealand. Mount Dampier also means ‘long sky’, well it seems to define the view from its peak by itself.
4. Mount Sefton
Located about 12 kilometers from south of Mount Cook, in the Southern Alps, Mt Sefton is 10,338 ft. tall. There serenity and beauty of the Mount Sefton is indescribable during the sunset. With Tuckett Glacier flowing in the below valley Mt Sefton is the 4th highest mountain in New Zealand.
5. Mount Aspiring
Well, this is one is out of the Aoraki ranges. It is known to be the second highest mountain (outside of Aoraki, Southern Alps). Adventure lovers like to trek its peak to have a serene view of the glacier the foothills.
6. Mount Earnlaw
Also known as Pikirakatahi, Mount Earnlaw is located in New Zealand’s South Island. Afar view of this mountain looks so splendid that one would not believe its eyes. It is hard to tell whether we behold a superficial, painted landscape or an original first-hand view of this antediluvian mountain.
7. Mount Tapuaenuku
Calling its name sure twists the tongue, Tapuaenuku translates as “footprints of the rainbow”. Believe it or not, the view around the mountain is as rare as a rainbow. Situated in the northeast of New Zealand’s South Island this mountain provides vivid natural view and total satisfaction to the adventurers.
8. Mount Tutoko
Mount Tutoko is the highest peak in the Fiordland National Park, New Zealand. The beauty of this mountain is hard to describe in words, standing at the height of 8934 ft., covered in glacier this mountain range looks scenic in all its glory.
9. Mount Maunganui
Located in the eastern side of Tauranga harbors Mount Maunganui is visitors’ favorite during the sunrise or sunset. Maunganui means “caught by the sun” and we can say that the mountain so stands true to its name. Rays of the sun glisten on the icy waters and give a breath-taking view from the peak of the mountain.
10. Mount Alfred
Hikers like to trek this mountain the most, mainly because of the view it provides. You can stand at the top of this mountain and aim to conquer the next one in the sight. This is the beauty of the mountain, it encourages you to never stop the adventure in life.