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Kakapo 21 Day New Zealand Small Group Tour
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Terrace Road, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) New Zealand
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Mt Cook Small Group Tour from Queenstown
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Mt Cook Small Group Tour from Queenstown

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Take a break from the hectic Queenstown streets with this trip into the mighty Southern Alps. Spend the day at Mount Cook Village, nestled in the shadow of Aoraki Mount Cook, New Zealand’s tallest mountain. Enjoy free reign to set your own schedule, whether it’s hiking around the Alps, speeding around in jet boats or learning more about the mountains at Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Center.
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FyingKiwi wrote a review 15 Jan
Christchurch, New Zealand744 contributions284 helpful votes
A well-formed track which is easily negotiated although the final (very small) climb appeared to dampen enthusiasm for some who were very clearly unfit. It does take around forty minutes or relatively flat walking before you reach this point, which for some clearly was enough of an endurance itself. However, assured that all will eventually succeed, the rewards of doing so are plentiful. From the end point advantage (providing it is a clear day), you get fantastic views of Mount Cook (which is primarily why people come), Mount Sefton and the Mueller Glacier. On the very warm day we went up the track (for the second time), we were rewarded at the end with the Mueller Glacier being very eager to relate to us its own movement through cracks, groans, cascades of ice. Apart from the magnificent views at the end, along the way you are treated to an absolute splendid array of fauna and flora, which makes this trip all that much more worthwhile.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Dion and Colette wrote a review Dec 2020
Pokeno, New Zealand14 contributions2 helpful votes
What an amazing view of the lake and Mt Cook. If you have one hour to do this short return walk you will not be dissappointed by the views and landscape at Kea Point.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Chris H wrote a review Mar 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom1,880 contributions752 helpful votes
At “advanced middle age” my wife and I are limited in the types of walk we can still undertake. The Kea Point track is mostly well graded and mostly surfaced for easy walking. There are a couple of steeper sections but copeable by the less active. The walk takes about 30 minutes each way and the viewpoint at the end gives a good view of Mt Cook as well as the glaciers on a nearby mountain. As easy walk for young people (there is a 3 hour alternative) and doable for less active.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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YvySurrey_UK wrote a review Feb 2020
Banstead, United Kingdom260 contributions85 helpful votes
First we drove to the village and ended up on Terrace road and at the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre. We parked up at the rear, but could not see the start of the track so we ended up driving back down Terrace Road to Hooker Valley Road. We turned left into this road but if you were approaching the first time it will be a right turn for you! This road leads to a car park and the White Horse Hill Camping Area. We parked up and found the start of the track from here. It is a short easy walk on a gravel path through grassland and shrub land which gently works upwards to a viewpoint. You get good views of Mount Sefton, Muellar lake and Mount Cook. I would say it took us 3/4 hr to walk up and back and take photos at view point.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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John F wrote a review Feb 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand196 contributions132 helpful votes
Slightly less madness on this trip than the Hooker Valley but get there early. Get there before the buses from Christchurch and Tekapo and Queenstown arrive to pour their hordes across the landscape. For once they arrive it gets real crazy. Nice track to a good view up the mountains.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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