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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  • Mt Cook Village is located at the base of Mt Aoraki which is always snowy and it is surrounded by evergreen beautiful valleys. Absolutely amazing scenery.  more »
  • Mt Cook Village and its surround's is the most beautiful place I have visited in New Zealand. Its simply breath taking. Great accommodation options, great walks and access. Drive in is amazing and...  more »
  • Amazing mountain and tracks. Really enjoyable place. Stay at The Hermitage Hotel if you can. There are wonderful really easy walks here to cater for all age groups and abilities. Well marked tracks.....  more »

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