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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  • Magnificent buffet not very expensive in 1st line with views of Mount Cook and 7 glaciers a must in the Island South of New Zealand
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  • The drive from Lake pukaki to Mt Cook was one of the best drive during our trip. Recommend to stop over in a safe area yo take few snapshots of the ice/glacier on top of the mountain.  more »
  • We went on a six-hour hike to Aoraki/Mount Cook/Cook Snow Mountain Glacier Lake. At 3,724 metres above sea level, Mount Cook is the highest mountain in New Zealand, in the Southern Alps and is located...  more »

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