Kea Point Track
Kea Point Track
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Chris H
Bristol, UK2,128 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
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.
Written 8 March 2020
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Kayjayell
Wicklow, Ireland397 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
To get you into the hiking mood around this area try this short scenic walk that is signposted directly from the Hermitage Hotel. Slightly sloping but generally flat and only takes about 2 hours there and back along the same track.

Viewing platform at the end which is a waste as you can see everything without stepping into it!!

Nice glacier and glacial lake views and Mt Cook is always dominating them skyline in this walk.
Written 26 January 2020
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Natalie A
Rotorua, New Zealand284 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Solo
Spur of the moment decided to walk this track even though it was drizzling. It didn't matter the weather as the track is good and mostly well maintained, apart from a few loose boards on the boardwalk. It is an easy, short walk although as I started my walk from the Hermitage Hotel, it added 3km onto the walk. A must do walk for anyone visiting the Mt Cook area.
Written 9 April 2021
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dawn z
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Easy walk with great views of Mount Cook. Took us under 2 hours round trip from Hermitage at leisurely pace. The end view was a little anticlimactic due to the glacier receding but the hike itself was gorgeous.
Written 5 January 2020
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Stephen & Sue
Canberra, Australia2,640 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Family
This is an easy 1 hour return journey from the Hooker Valley car park and camping ground. It can be done as a longer 2 hour walk from the village, but the first half is along a fairly boring flat track so it's best to skip this if you have transport.
The walk leads leads along a fairly well maintained track, with some steps to a lookout over the Mueller Lake. This offers good views of the lake and its massive grey glacier moraine wall, with Mt Cook looming over the top.
The Hooker Valley walk offers superior views, but for those looking for a short walk on a rushed schedule, or not up to a half day hike, The Kea Point Walk is well worth the effort.
Written 7 February 2014
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Leo L
Singapore, Singapore49 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
It is much more shorter than Hooker Valley track and should takes you less than an hour for a round trip. Nothing much along the way but there's a view point at the end of the track. I would say it is just the same view of Mt Cook but from diff place compared to Hooker Valley track.
Written 30 October 2018
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Jessica E
32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
We took the wrong entrance in the carpark and meant to head towards the hooker valley track and stumbled upon kea point walk instead which turned out to be a nice detour. Suitable terrain for all ages and fitness levels, it isn't very long so good for those that want views with minimal effort to get them. The lookouts were very crowded so be prepared to wait a bit to get the classic tourist photo from the lookouts
Written 11 December 2016
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swhnld
Amersfoort, The Netherlands155 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Couples
It is all uphill, and a nice view of a glacier lake, and then return. Good todo when you are short in time. If you also walk the hooker valley trail you can skip this as you pass the same lake from the other side.
Written 8 March 2015
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Keith-B-Robinson
Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada928 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Couples
Kea Point makes for a nice evening stroll to stretch the legs, as the sun begins to set. Give yourself 15 minutes (+/-) each way. Great views of mountains and glaciers! Beautiful!
Written 4 January 2015
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Qing Q
Singapore, Singapore677 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Couples
went out very late in the evening around 8 pm to catch the last ray of sunrise over the valley. The trail is not difficult to navigate, you can leave from the camp ground or from the Hermitage hotel. At the end of the track, you will be rewarded with breath taking view of the glaciers. Do be careful of the cliffs and not fall over, i see some people climbing on top of huge rocks so near to the sides.
Written 3 January 2015
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