Aoraki/Mt. Cook, Mt. Cook Village

4.9
#2 of 37 in Outdoors in Mackenzie District
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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  • Love Aoraki Mt Cook. Walked Hooker Valley track! Amazing! Breathtaking views. Ice Bergs, Glaciers, lakes and avalanches above us!! Incredible experience even in very cold, rainy conditions. Well...  more »
  • It's well worth the time to drive to Aoraki/Mt. Cook from Christchurch or Queenstown. The views from the National Park Visitors Centre in Mt. Cook Village are outstanding. If you're looking for walks....  more »

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