Hooker Valley Track, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)

Must see · Hiking Trail · Nature / Park
One of New Zealand's most popular walks, Hooker Valley Track passes through diverse landscapes encompassed by a vast national park including the country's highest mountain. Suitable for nature lovers of all ages and skill levels, this half-day hike leads to several scenic lookouts and crosses the Hooker River via three swing bridges. As you traverse the route with sweeping views of Aoraki/Mount Cook's towering peaks, see if you can recognize some of the native flowers, which include celmisia and buttercup. The walking trail ends at a sparkling glacial lake, offering unobstructed vistas of the Southern Alps. Expect changeable weather conditions and wear shoes suitable for rugged terrain. Arrange to visit Hooker Valley Track and other attractions in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) using our Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) planner.
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  • An easy but fantastic track. Amazing views and well worth the visit. Took us around 2.5 hours but stopped for lots of photos and to enjoy the views.  more »
  • If you want to see Aoraki Mount Cook at its very best, then there is no better a view than from up the Hooker Valley. We didn't make it as far as the Hooker Lake as cloud rolled in blocking the view.....  more »

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