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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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 of places that are conducive to wee folk. There's plenty of walking required to see the area (access to some of the areas by road is limited). I'm not sure about the weather in February, but you could probably find that on some NZ sites or through a google search. Have fun!
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
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
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 you to book and cancel if a week or so ahead the weather looks set to be bad.We were there in mid feb 2016 and had a sparkling clear day so good luck...but our day on the glaciers a couple of weeks later was in heavy cloud so no helicopter flights so peaceful and far from being a washout. Good luck