For those avid mountaineers, adventure seekers or just anyone who appreciates a bit of natural beauty, take a look at 6 of New Zealand's most beautiful mountains.
Where: West Coast, North Island.
Height: 2,518 metres (8,261 feet)
Also known as Mount Egmont, Mount Taranaki is a dormant stratovolcano. It has an unbelievably symmetrical volcanic cone- here natures expression will leave you in awe. Many say it resembles Japan's Mount Fuji. Climb this mountain for a truly breathtaking experience.
Height: Highest point in range of 2319 metres (7608 feet).
Aptly named The Remarkables- due to their incredibly awe inspiring backdrop of Queenstown. Surrounded by glacial lakes wherever you look and the skiing truly is brilliant.
Where: Southern Alps, South Island.
Height: 3,724 metres (12,218 feet)
This is the highest mountain in New Zealand. Three separate summits make up this mountain and it is a popular challenge for experienced mountaineers. Sir Edmund Hillary, pre-Everest scaled many of these peaks - which speaks volumes about the depth of this alpine mountaineering terrain. Book your expedition here.
Where: Just north of Aoraki/Mt Cook in the Southern Alps. Mt Tasman sits on the divide between Canterbury and West Coast regions.
Height: 3,497 metres (11,473 feet).
New Zealand’s second highest mountain, like Aoraki/Mt Cook, Mt Tasman is a favourite among keen climbers. Look into an expedition here.
Where: Located 50 kilometres (31.1 miles) from the national park’s nearest town, Wanaka.
Height: 3,033 metres (9,951 feet)
In Mt Aspiring National Park, Tititea/Mt Aspiring is also one of the highest mountains countrywide. Tititea can be translated as ‘Glistening Peak' which says it all. The mountain also lies near three major glacial systems flowing into the nearest rivers in the area.
Where: Part of the South Island mountains on the shores of the Milford Sound.
Height: 1,690 metres (5,560 feet)
Mitre Peak is super popular for its hiking terrain and sublime scenery. The shape of its peak resembles a Christian bishop’s mitre hat and thus gave rise to its name. Take a boat cruise while you're in the area to see this natural wonder up close.