Hooker Valley Hike

The scenery from Queenstown to Mt. Cook was out of this world. Sometimes I saw fields blanketed by beautiful lupines, and sometimes the landscape is covered in yellow looking roots like this

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We made a few photo stops at lake Tekapo. The lake has deep unbelievably blue color. It is one the most scenic routes in NZ.

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We arrived at Mt. Cook in the afternoon with just enough time to go hike the popular Hooker Valley trail. It is a pretty easy, mostly flat trail that takes you very close to the base of Mt. Cook. The scenery is breathtaking at every turn.

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I was hoping for a clear sky as Mt. Cook is known as one of the best places in the world for stargazing. But as luck was not on my side, it was completely cloudy that I could hardly see any stars.

The next day we left Mt. Cook to Christchurh. My journey in South Island comes to an end. So soon. But not before a stop at the Church of the Good Shepherd.

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Goodbye NZ, and you are so beautiful.

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