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

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#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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  • If you don’t this track when you’re in the area... I don’t know what you came to Mount Cook for!! Yes it’s 3h return BUT it’s so easy and flat, only a few stairs to climb at the beginning and that’s.....  more »
  • The landscape is very beautiful from the moment drove pass to lake Pukaki to Mount Cook. The morning was partly cloudy and the clouds surrounded the mountain made the view just stunning. After we...  more »
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