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Aoraki/Mt. Cook, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)

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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 Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 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 has outstanding natural beauty. Plenty of walks from easy to moderate, 20 minutes to hours. Recommend the Hooker Valley and Tasman River tracks. We stayed at the Aoraki Mt Cook Motel - very....  more
    This area has outstanding natural beauty. Plenty of walks from easy to moderate, 20 minutes to hours. Recommend the Hooker Valley and Tasman River tracks. We stayed at the Aoraki Mt Cook Motel - very....  more »
  • Nice road with a lot of places to pull over for photos, some have toilet facilities. The ever changing view is just wow. The village is very small and not a lot of facilities but the information... 
    Nice road with a lot of places to pull over for photos, some have toilet facilities. The ever changing view is just wow. The village is very small and not a lot of facilities but the information...  more »
  • Even though I did not get to see much of the mountain because the clouds kept coming over, it was great to even see just a little of it, the scenery surrounding is just so amazing also, will be... 
    Even though I did not get to see much of the mountain because the clouds kept coming over, it was great to even see just a little of it, the scenery surrounding is just so amazing also, will be...  more »

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