Hooker Valley Track, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
(4.8/5 based on 440 reviews on the web)
One of New Zealand's most popular walks, Hooker Valley Track passes through diverse landscapes encompassed by a vast national park including the country's highest mountain. Suitable for nature lovers of all ages and skill levels, this half-day hike leads to several scenic lookouts and crosses the Hooker River via three swing bridges. As you traverse the route with sweeping views of Aoraki/Mount Cook's towering peaks, see if you can recognize some of the native flowers, which include celmisia and buttercup. The walking trail ends at a sparkling glacial lake, offering unobstructed vistas of the Southern Alps. Expect changeable weather conditions and wear shoes suitable for rugged terrain. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Hooker Valley Track and many more Mt. Cook Village attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Mt. Cook Village trip generator.
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  • My family and I stay in the Mt Cook Village every year and the Hooker Valley track is always done, at least once, without fail. We normally go over Easter and it is usually lovey and warm - shorts and...  more »
  • Views are something surreal, definitely worth going. On your way to the track you also pass by the Pukaki lake with amazing blue water and nice view at the Mt.Cook. Worth 100% 
  • 3hr back and forth and really easy flat lands. What of the most amazing sights ever. Long drive though, stop at lake pukaki for a quick rest stop and admire the amazing view. Absolutely must do, and i...  more »
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  • Absolutely fantastic hike with phenomenal views. A total must do.
  • Well maintained. Good walking track for a chilli morning❄️
  • Easy walk with probably the best view of mount cook on a clear day. That being said, if it is a clear day consider timing it with sunset because it's even more gorgeous!
  • Great view point of Aoraki
  • Easy scenic walk up to Mt Cook and the Hooker glacier, reached within 1hr. Shut up and listen to nature, you might hear the surrounding glaciers cracking!