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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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Lovely Hike (a bit longer than you think)

The hike is lovely and includes going across the river over 3 different suspension bridges. It's a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Singapore, Singapore
Absolute must do hike

It's a long hike (2-4 hours depending on your speed and how long you picnic at the lake), but it... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Melbourne, Australia
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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

The hike is lovely and includes going across the river over 3 different suspension bridges. It's a busy trail, so don't expect it to be quiet. On the whole, everyone moves well, though we were going a bit quicker than others. The views while hiking...More

Thank CanadianChris84
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's a long hike (2-4 hours depending on your speed and how long you picnic at the lake), but it absolutely worth it. The skill level required is not very much....there are a few sets of stairs, but so long as you have the endurance...More

Thank stephanie_sandiego1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This 3 hour return hike is a must when visiting the east side of Mt Cook. The views of the southern Alps are amazing. Easy hike with steady but minimal incline is doable for all ages. Beautiful suspension bridges cross the river and destination is...More

Thank Todd G
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's an easy track to beautiful Hooker Lake. If you're lucky you'll get to see Mt Cook uncovered in clouds. Large icebergs in the lake as well. Along the track you cross three swing bridges. Views of mountains, glaciers, Hooker River, alpine bushes abound. Highly...More

Thank thepurpleninja
Reviewed 1 week ago

"Pouring Down" Then a gap in the weather, lets go! From the base car park its a good 90 minutes with stops to the Hooker lake, with icebergs and stunning views on the way, unfortunately the mountain peaks had cloud cover. Best to wear the...More

Thank Kevin O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Taking around 90 minutes each way, this is a relatively easy walk from the Mt Cook campground to the Hooker Valley Glacier Lake. Incredibly scenic and thoroughly enjoyed. Take some sun protection on a good day. Highly recommended.

Thank JohnHerring
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wear comfortable hiking boots and don't go if you have knee problems. This is a fairly long hike but you can do part of it and return if you like. There is a monument along the way dedicated to all those who have lost their...More

1  Thank dfw44
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is probably the best, and most popular, walk in the Mount Cook National Park, and it's obvious why when you walk it. We parked at the campsite at Hooker Valley, and did the 3-hour return trip up to the viewpoint. You can also walk...More

Thank RetiredBritsAbroad
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fairly easy walk trough amazing landscape with the odd incline but nothing difficult. Should take around 3 hours return whilst taking pictures and stopping for a rest at the end. Would highly recommend for everyone!

Thank Dylan K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice, not stressful, 3-4 hour walk to the 2 lakes and the glaciers. Fantastic views of the mountains along the walk. 3 interesting "swing" bridges along the way! The 3-4 hours needed for frequent stops for photography (or just to admire the place and take...More

Thank nkumar97229
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13 January 2018|
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Response from Lane B | Reviewed this property |
Personally, I think that if they have a real fear, they might be a bit terrified. Not only because of the height, but the movement. But if someone could help them over the bridges, possibly help guide them with their eyes... More
3 December 2017|
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Response from Guy9120 | Reviewed this property |
The possibilities are almost endless. As such I suggest to have a look on the internet where you can find all the tracks (see "mackenzienz") incl. the time it 'normally' takes to make each walk. You need between 2 and 3... More
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Abhijit P
5 November 2017|
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Response from Kelly T | Reviewed this property |
My cook village, Twizel or Tekapo...