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Best trails in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park

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Looking for a great trail in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, Canterbury? AllTrails has 18 great hiking trails, views trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 9 easy trails in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park ranging from 1.3 to 10.5 km and from 722 to 1,056 meters above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park has rugged landscapes full of rock and ice. There are many peaks including the highest peak in New Zealand; Aoraki or Mount Cook.

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#1 - Hooker Valley Track to Hooker Lake
Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park
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Length: 10.5 km • Est. 3 h 3 m
The trail is easy to follow and has spectacular views. Stunning walks over bridges and beautiful ice formations. Doable for anyone with reasonable fitness. Only a few inclines / steps but not technicShow more
#2 - Muller Lake Lookout
Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park
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Length: 1.9 km • Est. 34 m
The most spectacular views per ounce of energy in all of New Zealand. Make sure to come on a clear day for the best experience. The trail is easy to follow and very comfortable. The carpark is prShow more
#3 - Sealy Tarns Track
Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park
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Length: 5.6 km • Est. 2 h 38 m
This trails offers spectacular views of Aoraki Mount Cook and the surrounding valley and mountain ranges. The beginning of the trail is about an hour of stair climbing. https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-Show more
#4 - Mueller Hut
Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park
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Length: 9.7 km • Est. 4 h 24 m
Perhaps the best overnight hike in New Zealand, this 1000m climb takes you to watch and listen to avalanches tumbling off glaciers beneath the gaze of Mt Cook. Show more
#5 - Tasman Lake Track
Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park
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Length: 3.5 km • Est. 1 h 7 m
An easy hike for all abilities on a wide gravel track. Beautiful views over the lake with icebergs and the Tasman Glacier. Plenty of little details to see along the way, such as lichens, mosses, and tShow more
#6 - Kea Point Trail
Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park
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Length: 3.2 km • Est. 1 h 1 m
Pleasant return hike to the foot of the Glacier. Beautiful view on the way and at the point itself. If you only have a day or two here it’s perfect scenic trail. https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recShow more
#7 - Red Tarns Track
Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park
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Length: 2.4 km • Est. 1 h 13 m
Worth the view at the top. Make sure to bring a snack and sit on the bench overlooking the pond and the mountains! https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/canterbury/places/aoraki-mShow more
#8 - Mount Ollivier Summit via Mueller Hut Route
Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park
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Length: 11.6 km • Est. 5 h 28 m
Please note that bookings are required to stay at Mueller hut. https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/canterbury/places/aoraki-mount-cook-national-park/things-to-do/tracks/mueller-Show more
#9 - Tasman Glacier View
Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park
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Length: 1.3 km • Est. 30 m
Hike up steps to see fantastic views of the Tasman Glacier and Terminal Lake. And then see the Tasman Valley in the opposite direction. This is an easy, quick walk, but you could easily spend longerShow more
#10 - Blue Lakes Loop Track
Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park
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Length: 2.3 km • Est. 44 m
Linked to Tasman Lake track as a part of the blue lakes track. Show more
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