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Hiking at the Tasman Glacier with Flying Kiwi

October 27th 2011
Leaving Tekapo at 8:30am we hit the road to Mount Cook National Park. As we arrived the Mount Cook peak was just peeping up out of the early morning mist and cloud - it's shining, jagged and snow covered peak towering dramatically. Armed with snacks, water and sunscreen we headed off for our hike. A short walk to the bridge lookout revealed a gorge with wild water rushing through and churn ... read more
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