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Hooker Valley Track

Hooker Valley Road, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
+64 3-435 1186
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Easily accomplished amazing walk

Would recommend this 3 hour return walk to the lake/glacier and back to everyone. Is accessible for... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Queenstown, New Zealand
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Absolutely Magnificent View

Absolutely magnificent view once your get to the final viewpoint. It was Spring, hence some... read more

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“swing bridges” (72 reviews)
“mt cook” (72 reviews)
“easy walk” (49 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Hooker Valley Road, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
+64 3-435 1186

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Would recommend this 3 hour return walk to the lake/glacier and back to everyone. Is accessible for most ranges of fitness although can get very wet and windy after the second and third swing bridges. Make sure you go prepared or don’t mind getting cold...More

Thank MatchstickTraveller
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely magnificent view once your get to the final viewpoint. It was Spring, hence some remnants of broken off glacier still afloat. It was raining and windy went we arrived at quarter to 7am. We waited for a few hours but it didn't stop. Pulled...More

Thank Wolv3rin3
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The track covered plant area, river, view of mountain, bridges... so you got difference view along the walk, and is an easy walk I am doing it with my 26weeks baby inside me... the only thing is the suspension bridge, I found it a bit...More

Thank Kelly T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning scenery on the way in with a gentle walk to the valley. Three foot bridges to walk over and a couple of board walks. Very pretty.

1  Thank Helie1992
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was caught in the blazing winds and rain started pouring when I was about to leave.. the trail and path was considered easy but to complete it without much hassle, give it about 4 hrs return. Scenary was good. Enjoy

1  Thank Yao Min W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hooker valley walk requires some good fitness and stamina to complete it. Starting from the village,it is about 12km to and fro. I totally enjoy the walk even though we were met with rain and Gale which makes the walk more challenging. Glad to...More

Thank CodFish007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

3 hour round trip track. Easy trail with few stairs and steep inclines. Good for all ages and athletic ability. Wide walkway with three swinging bridges. Multiple stops to sit and eat lunch at the picnic tables. Gorgeous 360 views all around. Must do

1  Thank Gabby Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our kids 8 and 9 all the way up to the glacier in about 2.5 hours in a great morning walk. Amazing views of Mount Cook up so close and the icebergs in the glacier lake. We were lucky to strike the Mt...More

1  Thank Andrew I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyable walk! We did it in September and be prepared for the fact that the road leading up to the start is closed- you need to find parking elseware. We had a 6-berth camper and had to drive up into town a little bit...More

1  Thank Helen D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second time walking the Hooker Valley Track (we did it the first time in August last year). This time around we were more prepared and knew what was ahead of us (take plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated). The walk is...More

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September 18, 2017|
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Response from Wan S | Reviewed this property |
The possibility of you being alone on the track is quite low as it's one of the most popular tracks in Mt Cook so expect many people around doing the same thing. It's not really jungle tracking as wooden pathway are built to... More
Afida Liyana Y
August 20, 2017|
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Response from George N | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the track isn't challenging but I don't recommend the stroller as you will probably be carrying it more than using due to the track not being stroller friendly.
May 13, 2017|
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Response from CaravannersDandK | Reviewed this property |
In May the weather could do anything. It would be best to have a plan B in case the weather is not suitable Good luck