Mount Cook Lodge

School Groups

Mt Cook Lodge & Motels is a great base for any school camp or field trip. Suitable for primary, intermediate or secondary level studies,  Aoraki Mt Cook offers a range of learning opportunities in a very supportive environment, which has long been regarded as one of New Zealand's most breathtaking destinations.

Whether you're group is into hiking, want to experience the Tasman Glacier or discover stars and planets in our southern night sky - we've got you covered.

Why Aoraki Mount Cook?

  • A fantastic environment in New Zealand's most scenic location, The Aoraki Mount Cook National Park.
  • A perfect base camp to explore the surrounding National Park with a number of great hikes such as the Hooker Valley, Kea Point, Red Tarns and Sealy Tarns all within easy access.
  • Take a trip on the Tasman Glacier terminal lake with Glacier Explorers, the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre planetarium, 3D theatre or view the night sky with Big Sky Stargazing.
  • Visit the Sir Edmund Hillary Museum & Gallery for a unique and informative insight into the history of the Aoraki Mount Cook region.

How do I organise my trip?

  • Contact Mt Cook Lodge & Motels to check availability. Our reservations team can book in your accommodation and activities.
  • Email the LEOTC Educator from the Mount Cook DOC centre on
  • The LEOTC Educator will provide you with information and options about education programmes along with a suggested plan designed to fit your learning requirements.
  • DOC has learning programmes designed to enhance school education visits, discovering plants, animals, natural features and people of the region.

Important information

The majority of schools stay for three to five days to get the most out of their visit and learning opportunities.

Linen is included on all beds, towels are included in the Valley View Rooms and Lodge Rooms or available for hire at $5.00 each.