I'm looking at adding Mt Cook to my itinerary. I hate to drive several hours there and back but so many people say how pretty it (and Lindis Pass) is. It's sooo close to Fox glacier if only those darn mountains weren't blocking the way.
I don't want to do a glacier lake tour or go to Lake Tekapo. I'm not seeing anyone objecting to itineraries with only one night there or even day trips from Wanaka or Queenstown so is it safe to assume one day is adequate?
I also read that it's frequently covered in clouds. Is it still worth going if we wake up and the weather is bad that day? There's not many places to stay there but it would be nice to be there for sunrise/sunset so I'd like to spend the night. Would we need reservations in April (not Easter weekend)