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Mt. Cook Road, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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All reviews hooker valley new zealand south island mt cook swing bridge southern alps kea point enjoy the scenery highest mountain amazing scenery stunning place doc campsite the snow capped mountains hours return milford sound worth the trip hiking trails
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went and hiked the trails at the bottom. Great views! One day available here. Would highly recommend you come visit if in the area.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Travel_the_world11
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went on a gloomy day, hoping the weather would clear. It didn't, but the trip to the end of the road was an attraction in itself. We walked as far as the swing bridge on a well formed track that had a lot of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Alys847
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is out of the way but worth every second of it. Even the drive to get there was awesome. I will come back again one day. The view was fantastic, the walks was amazing too. We spent the whole day at the village...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ainecraft
Reviewed 1 week ago

We nearly didn't bother to do this drive up to Mount Cook village but glad we did as the scenery is stunning. I was slightly disappointed with the village itself - I was expecting it be older and prettier than it was, but it's a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PaulAndJoy167
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit place. The views from every angle are simply beautiful. The Lake itself has the best color I have seen so far in the world. Cannot be any cleaner. Mt Cook is amazing on a clear day and do the hike if you...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank shefpat
Reviewed 10 February 2019 via mobile

We had planned to spend the entire afternoon exploring this area but arrived later than planned into Twizel so weren’t sure if we should bother heading out to Mount Cook National Park so late in the day. We decided to & we are so glad...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AWTYblogger
Reviewed 3 February 2019

This would be an excellent rating if not for the rainy weather which cancelled some activities (skydiving) that some in our group wanted to do- but truthfully weather is unpredictable and just make the best of it. There are a few trail walks and all...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 27 January 2019 via mobile

Although the peak was covered in cloud for most of the time, every now and again it cleared to give a brief glimpse. Truly wonderful, and still worth a visit even if you don't get to see the peak.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Chris P
Reviewed 21 January 2019 via mobile

We never saw the peak. Too much weather. However, there is a good reason to go. There is much to see and expect. The lakes, the valleys, the other mountains, the waterfalls, etc. See and experience it all. Seeing the peak is a plus.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank rogerjm
Reviewed 12 January 2019 via mobile

A visit to Mount Cook Village is a must if you’re at Lake Tekapo. Although we were not able to attempt any of the walks due to the summer heat, the views of the alps as you drive up to the base of the mountain...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Keshav N
7 January 2019|
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Response from RickM729 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Keshav. You shouldn't have a problem on most of the trails with two little humans, but a good sturdy stroller is a good idea. There are a few trails where toddlers (or their parents) wouldn't be happy, but there's plenty... More
17 April 2017|
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Response from pretblueye | Reviewed this property |
September in New Zealand is still consider winter months as the seasons are opposite in the United States. The weather changes at Mt Cook can change very quickly so you need to be prepared for both cold and hot
24 January 2017|
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Response from PaulJanet | Reviewed this property |
As Robert D has said the chances overall are about 1 in 3 or 4 but the weather, like UK, goes through phases so you can get a much better estimate 5-10 days ahead from NZ's good weather forecasting service. This may enable... More