Southern Alps

Lake Matheson New Zealand

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I'd like to share itLake Matheson is a rather small lake in the West Coast Region, but quite popular among tourists, photographers and even landscape painters. It is so because its orientation and calm water give you a superb reflection of the highest peaks of the Southern Alps, Mt Cook and Mt Tasman. Lake Matheson New …

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New Zealand Beauty: Why Is New Zealand So Stunning?

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I'd like to share itThis land looks like being a very beautiful land and we trust that this is the mainland coast of the unknown south land. – wrote the famous Dutch navigator, Abel Tasman in his diary when he first sighted the shores of New Zealand on a summer day in 1642. However, he …

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Mt Cook – How High Is It Really?

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I'd like to share itAccording to the latest measurements taken in 2013, Mt Cook is 3724 m (12,218 ft) high – not 3754 m (12,316 ft) as believed for many years. Even today there are hundreds of thousands of websites mentioning the wrong figure. Mt Cook Facts Researchers from the University of Otago made an expedition …

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