Hooker Valley Track, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)

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#1 of 37 in Outdoors in Mackenzie District
One of New Zealand's most popular walks, Hooker Valley Track passes through diverse landscapes encompassed by a vast national park including the country's highest mountain. Suitable for nature lovers of all ages and skill levels, this half-day hike leads to several scenic lookouts and crosses the Hooker River via three swing bridges. As you traverse the route with sweeping views of Aoraki/Mount Cook's towering peaks, see if you can recognize some of the native flowers, which include celmisia and buttercup. The walking trail ends at a sparkling glacial lake, offering unobstructed vistas of the Southern Alps. Expect changeable weather conditions and wear shoes suitable for rugged terrain. Arrange to visit Hooker Valley Track and other attractions in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) using our Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) planner .
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  • Where to start??? The drive to Mt Cook is one of my favourites - stunning Lake Pukaki on one side, and snowy mountains on the other. The walk itself is very gentle - mostly on a boardwalk, with a bit ...  more »
  • It took us 3.5 hours round trip, the track is mostly flat and the reward at the end was wonderful with many icebergs floating in the lake. It was the most perfect sunny day with Mt. Cook clearly visib...  more »
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