08. Mount Cook National Park, South Island
The Southern Alps of New Zealand are home to some of the highest peaks and alpine landscapes. The Mount Cook National Parks is the jewel of Southern Alps of the country. The park has been covered glaciers which is more than 40 percent of the park. The country’s largest mountain Mount Cook is in this national park along with the longest glaciers which is the Tasman Glacier. This national park makes the top destination for mountaineering. Nature lovers will appreciate the diversity of flora and fauna with more than 300 species of alpine plants and 40 species of birds.