One of New Zealand's most iconic natural treasures is Mt. Cook National Park, located in the Southern Alps southwest of Christchurch. The area has been in the consciousness of the Kiwi's since the 1880's when the 12,214 foot peak was first climbed. The Hermitage Hotel was built a few years later and excursions to the park have continued since.
Argo. Developed in 1967 in Ontario Canada, these vehicles can tackle very rugged terrain and an amphibious version is also made. We drove by 4X4 vehicle to a parking lot and then by Argo on the track shown here.
The Hermitage Hotel was a delightful place to stay. The hotel has produced a film about the life of Sir Edmund Hillary, a native New Zealander who first fell in love with the outdoors, camping, and climbing here at Mt. Cook National Park. The film was excellent!