Hooker Valley Track, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)

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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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  • About 5.3km one way from the start of the track to Hooker Lake. Scenic views of Mount Cook, Hooker Glacier, Mueller Lake, Hooker River along the way. Return via the same track. Walk on mostly flat gra...  more »
  • 最出名的库克徒步道了,人不少。由于时间关系,带着孩子只走了一半。轻松的徒步,很享受路上的风景。下次来,一定要走完全程。 
  • Rather easy walk even with a toddler on your back. Took us 1.5hour one way with few stops. Absolutely amazing views! Check the weather before you go. We started in a calm sunny weather and in the end ...  more »
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  • Excellent hike, especially during the winter when it's crisper and the avalanches suddenly start in the distance. Beautiful views of Mt Cook, the Hooker Valley and the glacier.
  • Absolutely fantastic hike with phenomenal views. A total must do.
  • Well maintained. Good walking track for a chilli morning❄️
  • Great walking with some simply stunning views
  • 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!