Mt Cook National Park Walks
Aoraki Mount Cook National Park is home to some of the most
spectacular scenery in the world with some of the best walks and
hikes you'll find anywhere.
Whether you call it 'trekking', 'walking', 'tramping' or
'hiking', Mount Cook has something for everyone - from easy half
hour walks along formed paths, to alpine hikes that can last days
and take you into the vast wilderness of the Southern Alps. For the
particularly hardy adventurer there is even mountain climbing on
Aoraki / Mount Cook, New Zealand's tallest mountain and the same
peak that Sir Edmund Hillary "practised" on before his successful
ascent of Everest.
The climate in the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park can be very
changeable, and it is always wise to prepare yourself for bad
weather, no matter what the weather forecast predicts. For longer
hikes always register your intentions at the nearest Department of
Conservation (DOC) office, so that someone knows where you are
going and when you expect to return.