Mueller's Hut

HARD 26 reviews

Mueller's Hut is a 7.9 kilometer out and back trail located near Aoraki/Mount Cook, Canterbury Region, New Zealand that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking.

DISTANCE
7.9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1,038 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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Perhaps the best overnight hike in New Zealand is this 1000m climb to watch and listen to avalanches tumbling off glaciers beneath the gaze of Mt Cook.

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11 days ago

Lucky with brilliant clear views on the way up. Knee high snow for about the last hour made for a lung-buster, but gorgeous, nonetheless. Probably took me 3hrs to the top with plenty of picture snapping. Made some coffee at the hut, then back down in about 2hrs. Low visibility on the way down, but plenty of my own tracks to follow, and fun snow tromping. Even if you only get to the top of the stairs section and don't go all the way to the hut--go for it. I think anyone could accomplish the stair part, if they take their time and just enjoy it.

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1 month ago

Hard track with 1941 steps and after it's almost climbing

The view is awsome !

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3 months ago

Had a perfect day with clear skies. 3ish hours to the hut. Three exploring up there. And 3.5 down

5 months ago

punishing hike. the first 2/3 is pretty but the view is a bit monotonous. the real reward is reaching the ridge and hooking back towards Mueller hut for the glaciers and unrivaled view of Aoraki.

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5 months ago

This hike was definitely the highlight of our trip to the South Island! The trail begins with stairs and turns to rocks and boulders roughly halfway up. The view gets better the entire way. This can definitely be done as a day hike but I highly recommend booking a bunk at the Mueller Hut in advance or bringing up a tent. Listening to the avalanches and star gazing was something I won’t soon forget. Make sure to scramble up Mt Ollivier for a great 360 view and a view of the hut from above.

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6 months ago

The second half after Sealy Tarns and the zillion stairs is one long rock scree scramble with a few boulders thrown in. Awesome!

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6 months ago

Great hike. First half stair climb to Sealy Tarns then rock scramble path to the hut. Doable as a day trip but the sunset/sunrise from the hut was spectacular.

6 months ago

one of the best hikes I've done. so much fun, 2200 steps, then rock scrambling and then hiking through snow. stunning views along whole hike.

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