I purposely planned to spend two days at Mount Cook because I had heard that the weather is unpredictable, but usually cloudy. I wanted two chances to be able to see the peak! I got my wish even before we arrived in Mount Cook Village, or even close at all. All the way from the town of Twizel I could make out the snow capped peak of Mount Cook on my northbound drive. The clear weather also gave us high visibility from Lake Pukaki as we turned off the highway and headed in towards the national park. I was very lucky to get some great weather and phenomenal views of the grand mountain!