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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  • This is a top destination for hiking, climbing, camping, walking or just enjoying the views, and well worth the trip  more »
  • Visiting Aoraki/ Mt Cook was a very special experience. The scenery was fabulous. The hiking trails were well-signed and easily accessible. The road trip from Twizel was great. The only disappointment...  more »
  • Traveling to this area by car was absolutely stunning. We stayed in Aoraki for two days and was satisfied with that time. There isn't much to do in the town of Aoraki itself, so pay attention to resta...  more »