Aoraki/Mt. Cook, Mt. Cook Village

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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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  • Beautiful place to visit. Stayed at Hermitage Hotel. Amazing walks all around. Easy tracks into the lakes.  more »
  • A fantastic weekend spent exploring Mt Cook. Perfect weather. Stunning views of the mountains covered in snow. Lots of great walks for all types of fitness. A must do while in the MacKenzie Country  more »

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