DiscoverAotearoa Adventures079: Exploring the Trails in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park with Heather Marston
079: Exploring the Trails in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park with Heather Marston

079: Exploring the Trails in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park with Heather Marston

Update: 2024-03-14
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Heather Marston had a mantra that she would never visit the same place twice...but that was before she had been to Aoraki Mount Cook. From ski trips as a child, to a study abroad program during uni and later moving to New Zealand, Heather says the curiosity for adventure was sparked early on in life. She shares about a particular trip to Mount Cook National Park in winter, where the weather looked miserable, but it turned into a magical experience in the snow. Heather shares all the different trails in and around Mount Cook village - Hooker Valley is a must-do; Mueller Hut is for a longer trip; Kea Point is best at sunset; Tasman lake is great for sunrise; Governers and Bowen bush walks are good for a rainy day; Sealy Tarns is steep but rewarding. Heather also talks about accommodation options to stay in the National Park - from the Hermitage Hotel to the DOC campsite, there are choices for everyone. Her best advice for travelling in New Zealand is to allow for flexibility and have an open mind - because you never know what you'll experience.




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079: Exploring the Trails in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park with Heather Marston

079: Exploring the Trails in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park with Heather Marston

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