From Christchurch go southwest to Lake Pukaki. At the Lake, turn north on Route 80. Go 55 Kilometers to Aoraki.
This photograph has the dreaded Lupine in the foreground. New Zealanders consider Lupine to be a problem. I saw it for its beauty contrasted with the beauty of Mount Cook in the background. Mount Cook is the highest peak in New Zealand at 3754 meters (12,400 feet)