NEW ZEALAND ASTONISHES WITH ITS VARIED LANDSCAPES - COASTAL CLIFFS AND BEACHES, ACTIVE VOLCANOES, GLACIERS AND MUCH MORE. NEW ZEALAND IS ALSO A HOME TO A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF PEAKS OVER 3000 M (9,843 FT), AND WITH THE ELEVATION OF 3,724 M (12,218 FT) THE TALLEST OF THEM ALL IS MOUNT COOK.
Mount Cook or Aoraki, lies in the Southern Alps, on the South Island. It consists of three summits - Low Peak - 3,593 m (11,788 ft), Middle Peak - 3,717 m (12,195 ft) and High Peak. Unfortunately, due to rockslides and erosion Mount Cook seems to be shrinking, as until 2014 it was considered to be 40 m (131 ft) higher.
t is worth noting that there are several peaks in the area of Antarctica, claimed and administered by New Zealand, which outrank Mount Cook in height. The highest peak is located in New Zealand’s external territories, known as Ross Dependency. Its tallest mountain - Mount Minto rises to 4,165 m (13,665 ft) above sea level.
- How to Fund your Adventure?
- Read an in depth profile of Mount Cook / Aoraki.
- Read an in depth profile of the Southern Alps.
FIVE HIGHEST PEAKS IN NEW ZEALAND:
This list does not include peaks located in Ross Dependency.
- Mount Cook - 3,724 m (12,218 ft), in Southern Alps, South Island.
- Mount Tasman - 3,497 m (11,473 ft), also located in Southern Alps, South Island.
- Malte Brun - 3,199 m (10,495 ft), in Malte Brun Range, Southern Alps, South Island.
- Mount Sefton - 3,151m (10,338 ft), located in the Aroarokaehe Range of the Southern Alps.
- Mount Elie de Beaumont – 3,109 m (10,200 ft), in Southern Alps, South Island.
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