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Best hike to see Mt Cook

This is the highest hut in NZ that a non mountaineer can reach. The path is very well made and in... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2018
New Delhi
Mueller hut in may

Being so close to winter we stayed 4 days at mount cook to get a weather window and the gods smiled... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2018
Bathurst, Australia
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Terrace Road | Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

This is the highest hut in NZ that a non mountaineer can reach. The path is very well made and in great condition. Once you exit the forest line it does get steeper and you must be careful at the rock portion as those above...More

Thank Satyabrata
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Being so close to winter we stayed 4 days at mount cook to get a weather window and the gods smiled on us. We were given a great day. Both of us are over 60 and we had visited this hut in the 1990s after...More

Thank sjbabka
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Most amazing walk of my life. A three and a half hour scramble up scree and snow covered track. Doc were very helpful and gave us detailed weather report before we set off and when we were in the hut. Take warm clothes. Slept in...More

Thank ronandjackg
Reviewed 2 May 2018

We tried the track recently. It was light rain at the start of the trail. Rain became hail at the 4,000 ft level. Above 5,000 ft, it became snow. After passing the Sealy Tarns Track, there was already a couple inches of snow on the...More

3  Thank Marcel2trap
Reviewed 15 February 2018

This hike is very much dependent on the time of year and the weather that particular day. Your best bet is to check in with the DOC visitor center and see what gear you will need and if you should be attempting this climb at...More

3  Thank stephanie_sandiego1
Reviewed 11 February 2018

The ultimate 2,000 stair climb to Sealy Tarns. The views were incredible. At first you only see Mueller Lake, then as you get higher you'll see Hooker Lake as well. If you're lucky Mt Sefton and Mt Cook would not be covered in clouds. After...More

1  Thank thepurpleninja
Reviewed 28 January 2018

We planned to only tackle the 'stairway to heaven' but decided to push on all the way to the Hut. We had amazing sunny weather (resulting in bad sunburn down the backs of our legs - due to the steep climb). This trek is very...More

1  Thank Sarah A
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Uphill, but worth doing it. Amazing views to remember . Climb also Mt Olivier but be careful, it is a big pile of rocks, a real rock climbing experience.It is important to pick a day that would be free of rain and strong winds, preferably...More

Thank Alex P
Reviewed 8 January 2018

A very difficult, steep hike (includes 1964 steep steps) to Mueller Hut; takes about 3 hours. Amazing views of Mt. Cook region.

Thank pico1
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Truly amazing that the Kiwis choose to put in 2200 steps to get you up the steep beginning of the hike to the Mueller Glacier Hut. We encountered deep snow above the steps in our mid-November hike. I suspect this snow persists well into summer....More

2  Thank runtrails
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Response from ronandjackg | Reviewed this property |
No cooking facilities over winter so if going before summer season need everything except for mattress. In summer they provide gas for cooking but you take everything else