Explore the best trails near Aoraki/Mount Cook with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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Easy flat hike with beautiful views of Mt Cook. Nearby campground is excellent and right at the start of this trail!

Amazing walk in winter, go for crampons and proper snow shoes if it's been snowing recently. Very slippery and slow so add an extra hour to two hours when icy.

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3 months ago

Wonderful environment, very easy walk not exposed and partially built. Very crowded, leave before 6am for a better experience, strongly recommended.

Easy for even the smallest kids and unexperienced hikers. More of a walk than a hike. If you're looking for a challenge, this ISN'T it. A LOT of people are on this track and it wasn't challenging enough for me, but it leads to Hooker Lake and Glacier at the bottom of Mt. Cook so it gets 4/5 stars just for the view.

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9 months ago

Easy return trip, good for both children and older hikers. The downside is that it's accessibility makes this track overrun with tourists any time of the day. If you're looking to spend some quality time with nature go elsewhere. Views are incredible though, particularly when the clouds lift and you see the top of Aoraki Mt Cook peeking out over the clouds!

hiking
9 months ago