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 Mt. Cook Village 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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  • When we arrived at the hotel at 4pm our rooms where not done. Had to wait until 5pm to get the key. No aircon or fans in the whole hotel and that day was particularly warm. The food was very good and ...  more »
  • We didn't want to do a particularly long walk, but still wanted views. The drive there is scenic, and there was a 50 min each way walk to see Mueller lake and Kea point. Well worth the time. At Kea po...  more »
  • It is very beautiful. Even with frequent clouds and mist it is interesting. There are several hiking trails well worth doing. For the adventurous, there are aerial sight seeing options although they a...  more »

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