New Zealand – Lake Tekapo and Mt Cook 

The drive up from Wanaka was stunning, especially winding down the Lindis Valley and passed the amazing Lake Pukaki.

DSC02453DSC02455Once arrived it didn’t take long to find my way around the tiny village, including finding the Church of the Good Shepherd, and settle in to plan the adventure for the next day.

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Up early I was on my way to Aoraki and the Mount Cook National Reserve.

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The Hooker Valley Trek takes 3 hr return and makes its way from White Horse Hill car park to the hooker glacier and back…and it is amazing.

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DSC02521I have a feeling this won’t be the first time I say this in NZ but i feel like i’m walking through the Lord of The Ring. I can see so many parts of the film when I am walking. For a geek like me, this is very exciting, I’m having the best time!
Tonight the fun continues for my second stargazing tour of the trip. this time at the world famous Mt John Observatory in Tekapo’s unique dark sky reserve.
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I was so lucky to have a completely clear night resulting in some great pics.
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