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Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park DOC Visitor Centre

Mount Cook Village State Highway 80, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7946, New Zealand
+64 3-435 1186
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Mount Cook Village State Highway 80, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7946, New Zealand
+64 3-435 1186
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

No trip to the South Island is complete without checking out Mount Cook. Hiking via the Hooker Valley Glacier with a 2.5year old was amazing. The 10km hike return took approximately 4.5 hours with views of the mountain and the glacier- the path/bridges/walkways well maintained...More

Thank dragonflycairns
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We needed to visit the Center before starting the Mueller Hut Route (to pick up our tickets for Mueller Hut, in which we were staying the night). The Center offers a large area filled with historical displays and a lot of interesting information about the...More

Thank Ryan B
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

need to spend more than one day ! may camp or stay in hotel . educational for children. great hiking place .

Thank Kent2009
Reviewed 24 March 2017

And includes the southern alps.. So picturesque.. The majestic peaks capture your attention and will draw you in.. For a more intimate look, be sure to take a hike on one of the many well-maintained and well marked trails.

Thank bas0921
Reviewed 23 March 2017

The DOC had wonderful informative displays done in Museum quality. Staff was also very helpful in suggesting appropriate walks. We spent an hour there looking at the shibits and getting spot on advice on what would be good for us to do.

Thank TedFairport
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We camped at the white horse hill campsite and went to sleep to an amazing sunset against the white of the mountains and woke up to a bright sun rising over the ridge. We hiked the Hooker Trail and enjoyed the 4 hour round trip...More

Thank Worrals
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We enjoyed two full days of hiking the trails around Mt. Cook. The staff in the visitor center was very helpful in planning our hikes. The Hooker Valley Trail is a moderate to easy hike, about 3-4 hours, giving you stunning views of Mt. Cook...More

Thank sophia818
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

As per usual, this DOC Visitor Centre is an indispensable resource for anyone planning to hike or ride a bike in the area. But what sets this one apart is the museum side! Don't miss it if you have any interest in local natural and...More

Thank blue_kazoo
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is the highest mountain in NZ. Mt Cook looms above you from the park. We camped at the White Horse Hill camp ground and the view in the morning of the mountain was unreal.

Thank Cliff D
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Spent an hour here downstairs in the display room and could have spent another hour in a rainy Sunday morning. Fascinating storyboards of the history of the huts, lodges and hikers. Retail shop prices appeared reasonable considering that you're 50k or so from another store.

Thank StartSlowAndEaseOff
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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