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

4.9
#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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  • This walk is wonderful. My husband and I completed it twice these past two days. One day was cloudy and snowing and the other sunny and bright. Both had their perks! In regards to the walk itself, it....  more »
  • I am in so much love with this place. It was full of snow. The walking track was relatively easy. Some of the stairs were slippery because of the melting ice. The view was breath taking. Best place...  more »

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