Home of the highest mountains and the longest glaciers. The Mt Cook National Park is alpine in the purest sense – with skyscraping peaks, glaciers and permanent snow fields; all set under a star-studded sky. According to Ngai Tahu legend, Aoraki and his three brothers were the sons of Rakinui, the Sky Father. While on a sea voyage, their canoe overturned on a reef. When the brothers climbed on top of their canoe, the freezing south wind turned them to stone. The canoe became the South Island. Aoraki and his brothers became the peaks of the Southern Alps. The Helicopter Line, Mount Cook, New Zealand offers breathtaking scenic helicopter flights with snow landings in and around Aoraki Mt Cook and Mt Cook National Park. This fantastic Mount Cook activity leaves right here, from Glentanner Park.