While eating dinner at Lake Wanaka on Thursday night we decided to make a mad dash over to Mount Cook and do the Lake Hooker hike. On our drive over we were lucky enough to spot a glow in the rearview mirror which turned out to be the southern lights.
Mount Cook is New Zealand's highest mountain sitting at 3,724 metres. Despite being that height the hike along to glacier lake was easy and gave access to spectacular views of the mountain.
Because we ended up driving at night we missed the lovely colour of Lake Pukaki but thankfully caught a glimpse on our drive back.
Follow our journey on Instagram - @johny.cook