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. Make Aoraki/Mt. Cook part of your personalized Mt. Cook Village itinerary using our Mt. Cook Village tourist route planner.
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  • August 12, 2017
    The whole reserve is so beautiful. You can easily spend one or two days here. There are numerous walks around and every single one is definitely worth doing it. The only disadvantage is the expensive ...  more »
  • July 26, 2017
    We visited Mt Cook on a recent trip to New Zealand and it was absolutely stunning. We arrived mid afternoon and given our lack of time we decided to the the Hooker Valley Track walk - a 30 minute trek...  more »
  • June 24, 2017
    The long road that runs alongside the Lake before getting to Mt Cook Village is a succession of fabulous scenery. When you come to the village the visitors centre is very helpful for directions and detailed information. We got our day of full sun and village views of Mt Cook was superb. We then traveled a pretty easy trail that leads to a lookout on the glacier and lake formed by this, really impressive. ability to take different trails with different difficulty levels.
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