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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  • We arrived at 2pm & started our hike into hooker valley trail. Immediately captivated by the beautiful scenery all around ..... just breathtaking. It was an easy walk to the 3rd swing bridge .... met ...  more »
  • A mountain of legend. Spectacular views and a site must to go in New Zealand. It was a little cloudy when we went but soon changes the time and is ideal for naturists. (Wishing to return)
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  • This is my third time here. This should be on anyone's itinerary if you are visiting New Zealand. The best views are on sunny days with or without clouds both types of views make gorgeous views. Befor...  more »