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. Take a look at our Mt. Cook Village 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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  • The former is suitable for the usual aerobic movement of people, high degree of battle, because he is a full cloth ladder, waiting for a breath to climb 1700 meters high mountain, a total of about 2,170 ladder, but the mountain and cloud and other high wind scene is well worth it. In addition, Hook Valley more people go, he is relatively flat good walk ~ The final point is an ice lake, away from the right. Both of them have to remember to wipe the sunbathing and bring the picnic food Oh!
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  • We had planned to spend the entire afternoon exploring this area but arrived later than planned into Twizel so weren’t sure if we should bother heading out to Mount Cook National Park so late in the d...  more »
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