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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  • It was truly unfortunate that the track was closed from the 1st bridge when we were there. We were hoping to complete the walk along the track but will have to save it for another future trip. Stunnin...  more »
  • Unfortunately, it has been drizzling for 2 full days when we were at Mt Cook village. However, that doesn't stop us from going to Hooker Valley. It's a easy trek with wonderful scenery, especially whe...  more »
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