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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  • This area is referred to as the Southern Alps with Mt Cook being the tallest peak in New Zealand. You will never tire of looking at the snow capped mountains. There is only one road in and out. There ...  more »
  • If you visit New Zealand, you must include Mount Cook in your itinerary. Spend at least 2 nights here to take time exploring its wonder. You will love its magnificent mountain view and its fresh air. ...  more »
  • Lovely connection with nature, hiking trails aplenty. Choose your fancy, do dress appropriately for the ever changing weather. Or simply visit the visitors' center to learn least strenuous.  more »

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