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Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park DOC Visitor Centre

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Mount Cook Village State Highway 80, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7946, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent 3 weeks on the South Island and the three days here were the high point. The ever changing weather makes the scenery different from one hour, maybe minute, to the next. There are a variety of good trails. Be sure to spend some...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank RyanLChicago
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a gorgeous day there today. Clear skies as far as the eyes can see. Stop by the Visitor Center/neat place. You’ll find lots of info on what to do according to your personal adventure. We got in town around 10:30. Bought our lunch to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Travel_the_world11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wish had time to take more hikes. There are a wide variety of hikes available depending on your time and ability. The visitors center was outstanding.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank peggywX6085IR
Reviewed 1 week ago

Let you inspire by this untouched nature and spent time in the various walking tracks offered and you will be fine

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

Aoraki/ Mount Cook is stunning in all types of weather. The raw and rugged NZ landscape is overwhelmingly beautiful. A must see! Stay for a couple of days to get the full experience including hiking and guided tours.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank KAmer1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thought would like to stay here before our Hooker Valley track in the next day (20 minutes drive from our camp site with 15 minutes free wifi), but figured it out that their camp site were too basic (no kitchen & toilet without shower),...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Dewi A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in our campervan at the Mount Cook National Park DOC park. It was basic, but still so interesting, especially the chance to meet with so many travellers from around the world. The scenery here is so different. It is definitely one place that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Anne W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Mount Cook national park is a must see place. Even better if you stay over at the Village or at the Hermitage hotel. There is stunning scenery most everywhere in New Zealand but Mount Cook takes it to a whole new level. If you...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JiffTuna
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Long drive & long walk, but definitely worth it. Must slap sunscreen, wear sunnies & hat & bring along water during Summer. That day was not windy.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pretticila
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As we have come to expect in New Zealand the visitor centre has a wealth of information and obliging staff. You may find that parking nearby requires some persistent searching, but it is worth the effort. As you leave wander round to the left and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from William T | Reviewed this property |
I recently saw A British woman's very negative commentary on the DOC Visitor Center; her remarks seemed to be completely at odds with what we experienced in several hours at the visitor center, and I could not but wonder if... More