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Mt Cook Village, Glentanner Park, or Twizel for 3 nights?

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Mt Cook Village, Glentanner Park, or Twizel for 3 nights?

Dear experts,

My husband and I would like to stay for 3 nights in late Feb, 2019, for daily hiking in Mt Cook NP. I have read many posts and articles about Mt Cook Village, Glentanner Park, and Twizel. Would you kindly help us decide which area to book our lodging. I fear our options may be limited because lodging demand exceeds supply here.

Our ideal lodging: a vacation rental - a home, apartment, condo, boutique hotel - with full kitchen and a washer, ensuite, queen or king bed, quiet, safe area, clean, no scented products such as air freshener, scented sticks, scented oil (we have allergies & asthma).

Our background:

This is part our 21-night trip in the South Island: Marahau, Golden Coast, Punakaiki, Arthur's Pass NP, Mt Cook NP, Wanaka, Te Anau, Curio Bay, Dunedin.

Likes: hiking, parks, gardens, nature, wildlife, photography, tranquility, open space, fresh air.

Dislikes: crowd, noise, seedy areas, cigarette smokes, pollution, bushfires, cyclones.

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11. Re: Mt Cook Village, Glentanner Park, or Twizel for 3 nights?

Oz, I have stayed in Twizel a few times. (For work) I can assure you the nightlife does not rival a nursing home. Although I did camp in the camping ground once on a fishing trip and noticed some drinking games with banjo a few tent sites away.

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