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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  • Wonderful history, great hikes and beautiful glaciers, lakes and mountains. Its a bit of a drive from anywhere and there are not many hotels or restaurants in the village. Plan ahead with a reservatio...  more »
  • The views are so amazing. So glad we had the opportunity to stay here. Some great hikes that bring you closer to glaciers  more »
  • It is a 3 hr 15 min drive from Queenstown, all the way to Tasman glacier. We took State Highway 6A to SH 6 to SH 8 to SH 80. We passed the beautiful Lake Pukaki. Mt Aoraki (Cook) was visible for most ...  more »