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How cold does Mt Cook get?

How cold does Mt Cook get?

Average temperatures at the mountain’s base around 800 metres (2,600 feet) range from 14 degrees Celsius (9 °Fahrenheit) in winter to 33 °C (90 °F) in summer.

Is there always snow on Mt Cook?

When can you find snow in Mount Cook? Weather stations report no annual snow.

Is there snow on Mt Cook in summer?

Will the mountains be snow-capped during period of time ? Hi, Mt Cook is snow capped all year round, some of the other smaller mountains should have a small amount of snow on them by this time of year.

How do you get to Mt Cook?

There are lots of buses to Mt Cook from Queenstown, Christchurch and Wanaka. Some buses are tours that stop for a short while at Mt Cook, or it’s possible to just get a one-way fare. Examples of bus operators include Great Sights and Intercity Coachlines.

Why is Lake Tekapo so cold?

The 83-square-kilometre lake is cold because it is fed from glaciers in the Southern Alps. New Zealand Oceanographic Institute research shows the surface water temperature of Lake Tekapo in January can be up to 17C. This makes boating on the lake potentially dangerous as wind can develop quickly.

What region is Mt Cook in?

Canterbury region
Location. The mountain is in the Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park, in the Canterbury region. The park was established in 1953 and along with Westland National Park, Mount Aspiring National Park and Fiordland National Park forms one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Does Lake Tekapo freeze?

On average Tekapo experiences 149 ground frosts a year. Lake Tekapo experiences warm summers and very cold winters.

How high is the Lindis Pass?

Lindis Pass/Elevation
Pass at an altitude of 971 metres, on State Highway 8 between Central Otago to the south and the Mackenzie Country and North Otago to the north.

What is the weather like in Mount Cook?

Weather is somewhat cool this time of year in Mount Cook to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 66.6°F (19.2°C) and 63°F (17.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 8 to 12 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

When is the snowiest week in Aoraki Mt Cook?

The snowiest week in Aoraki-Mt Cook is week 2 of May. There are typically 3.7 snowy days during this week with 35.0 in of snowfall. Check out the Aoraki-Mt Cook Snow History graphs below. Select any week of the year to see the typical Ski Conditions, Snowfall Amount and Temperature based on nowcast weather data over the last 11 years.

When is the least expensive month to visit Mount Cook?

Tourists are unlikely to visit Mount Cook in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month. Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year.

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