Aoraki Mt Cook Village
Travel Information (approximate times)
Queenstown: 3h 20m
Tekapo: 1h 20m
Geraldine: 2h 25m
Timaru: 2h 35m
Christchurch: 4h 15m
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Aoraki Mt Cook Village
At the very end of SH80, Aoraki/Mount Cook Village sits under New Zealand’s highest mountain of the same name, towering 3,724m above the village skyline. Seemingly endless mountain peaks of the Southern Alps dusted with snow, nestled beneath the star-studded sky of Aoraki Mackenize Dark Sky reserve. Surrounded by Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park where 40% of the 700km of unspoiled terrain and natural flora is covered by glaciers.
This experience is world-class, unsurpassed anywhere on the planet. Immerse yourself here, stay in comfort at the many accommodation options from backpackers and camping, motels and the internationally acclaimed The Hermitage hotel.
Be exhilarated every second, from the comfort of an armchair with fine wine or coffee or get out there into the wilderness of walking tracks, 4WD safaris, scenic flights, guided snow and glacier tours. Follow the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and other exceptional mountaineers and explorers.
Discover Aoraki Mt Cook Village
Inside The Hermitage Hotel discover the Sir Edmund Hillary Centre, a fascinating tribute to the man and mountaineering history. Visit the Tasman Glacier – the longest in Zealand; kayak or cruise on a glacial lake, Alps to Ocean cycle and bike trails, fish alpine streams and rivers. Be amongst some of the most stunning and famous scenery on earth.
DOC Aoraki Mount Cook National Park
Aoraki Mount Cook National Park is a rugged land of ice and rock, with 19 peaks over 3,000 metres including New Zealand’s highest mountain, Aoraki Mount Cook. Nature and conservation are paramount. Enjoy your time here – things to know before you go.
New Zealand’s longest glacier, the largest of several in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. Settled in its own terminal lake, is one of a few in the world that contains icebergs. Glacier Experiences by air, land, foot and water.
Sir Edmond Hillary Centre
Inside The Hermitage Hotel, a tribute to Sir Edmund Hillary, showcasing the Aoraki/Mt Cook regional, its people and its place in the universe. 3D cinematic experience like no other, and a museum celebrating the history of this rugged mountainous region.
Aoraki Mt Cook Village Businesses
The Department of Conservation manages the vast Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, supported by businesses providing infrastructure to support the farming and tourism industries. The grandeur of this rugged land of ice and rock is vital to the district and New Zealand’s economy, providing an iconic and truly magical natural attraction.
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