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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  • Drove through here while travelling Christchurch to Queenstown, and would come back again. The scenery is absolutely stunning!! I've never seen water this blue before ..take a detour and go exploring....  more »
  • Unfortunately I got a cloudy day and with a little rain finae, still the location and beautiful with trails of all sizes for any person
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  • It was recommended to us by our B&B host to spend the day at Hooker Valley Area of the Mount Cook National Park. We are very thankful for the suggestion. The scenery is spectacular, especially if you ...  more »