Created by an outflow of the proglacial lakes of the Murchison, Hooker, Tasman and Mueller glaciers, the alpine braided river flows through the Southern Alps into the Northern end of the glacial lake Pukaki and is as blue as can be.
Wandering through Hooker Valley
In a mountain range which runs the length of the South Island - The Southern Alps - lies Mount Cook, also known as ‘Aoraki’.
The highest mountain in Aotearoa. Almost four thousand meters high, surrounded by the most beautiful glaciers Tasman and Hooker, which terminus at Hooker Lake, where icebergs are floating, creating milky coloured water.
The road to it is unsealed and access is hidden. A hidden gem located at the southern end of the Waitakere Ranges where sand is dark, waves are rough and rocks turn golden.
I was truly mesmerized by the sand; the longer I stared, the more it seemed like a starry sky or an aerial shot of a desert.
Another living proof that the beauty is in the eye of the beholder.