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Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park DOC Visitor Centre

Address: Mount Cook Village State Highway 80, Mt. Cook Village 7946, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03 435 1186
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Cairns, Australia
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173 reviews 173 reviews
68 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This visitor centre must be one of the most attractive we've visited anywhere! We entered it just prior to leaving on our third day and, instead of staying for just 5 or 10 minutes as we'd intended, we ended up caught up in the displays for close on two hours! The staff were great & we'll definitely be going back.

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Canterbury Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This visitor center is provided by New Zealand's Department of Conservation(DOC) and gives you very good information about the Aoraki/Mount Cook area and its many attractions suitable for both you send not so young.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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91 reviews 91 reviews
22 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

we were so lucky with the weather and walked to Sealy Tarns beware, lots and lots of steps, but the effort is worth it for the views

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Pretty packed with info, facts and history. A great place to while away sometime especially if the weathers turned.

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sydney
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153 reviews 153 reviews
119 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

During a day of miserable weather which made outdoor activities impossible, it was nice to be able to spend time here looking at the various objects on display, and learning a bit more about the area. Nice little gift shop too.

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Traverse City
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96 reviews 96 reviews
15 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Beautiful Visitors Center! My wife and I wished we had put aside time to fully absorb it. A lot of time and attention has gone into telling the story of the area in a relevant and meaningful way. You have to step inside just to see it! The info and maps provided are good - you have to pay for... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Lots of very helpful staff and plenty of interaction displays, warm and lots to look at with great views

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Rolleston
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

a fantastic place to visit. the exhibits are so informative and well laid out. the movie is must watch. the view from the large window was just amassing could sit there for hours looking at the great mountain views. overall I would say this is a 10/10. had lunch on the tables outside what a great place to eat with... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This place is stunning with loads of interesting exhibits and very helpful, knowledgeable staff. All free, too! The views from the huge picture windows are amazing and it really inspires you to get out there and explore.

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Staff find up to date track info and advise on the track condition and what to watch out for there is lots of information about the areas history as well as fauna and flora

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