Aoraki/Mt. Cook, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)

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#2 of 38 in Outdoors in Mackenzie District
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Explore the slopes of Aoraki/Mt. Cook, New Zealand's tallest mountain and home to alpine forests and glacial lakes. Soaring to a height of 3,724 m (12,218 ft), this mountain offers numerous trails, ranging from easy half-hour walks to alpine hikes lasting days at a time. Seasoned adventurers can try ascending the peak, conquered by Sir Edmund Hillary while training for Everest. Learn about this great explorer and the natural history of the region at the alpine center, located in Mt. Cook Village and featuring a theater with 3D screens and a digital dome planetarium. Take a look at our Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) day trip planning tool to schedule your visit to Aoraki/Mt. Cook and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Mt Cook Village is located at the base of Mt Aoraki which is always snowy and it is surrounded by evergreen beautiful valleys. Absolutely amazing scenery.  more »
  • Mt Cook Village and its surround's is the most beautiful place I have visited in New Zealand. Its simply breath taking. Great accommodation options, great walks and access. Drive in is amazing and...  more »

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