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Fun walk with an amazing view

The drive to the valley is amazing to begin with - you’ll have a great view of Lake Pukaki and Mt... read more

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pkmgoh
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Melbourne, Australia
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magical mountain.. you almost can touch it!

the trails are beautiful and we frequently stops during the walks for photograph opportunity as... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
lawc22
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Hooker Valley Road, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Reviewed today via mobile

The drive to the valley is amazing to begin with - you’ll have a great view of Lake Pukaki and Mt Cook long before you arrive. Once you get closer, the scale of the mountain comes to life. The walk is mostly on flat gravel...More

Thank pkmgoh
Reviewed 2 days ago

the trails are beautiful and we frequently stops during the walks for photograph opportunity as every angles are equally stunning perspective!

Thank lawc22
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great trail! It fits everyone - You can just walk 30 minutes to the bridge and monument or go further. The view is breathtaking and the path isn't hard to walk at all. It's wide and paved not dangerous or crumbling unless you walk of...More

Thank laurayinmay
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the most amazing, spectacular walks I have ever been lucky enough to go on. The walk itself is not very demanding - takes about three hours however. The views are absolutely stunning, the mountains are beautiful. If you are lucky, you...More

Thank Sam L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly the walk took us much longer than the 3 hours because of all the spectacular scenery we had to photograph at every bend. There are 3 suspension bridges and the track finishes at a glacier lake. It’s a relatively easy walk by NZ standards...More

Thank langer5s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fantastic walk to do. It takes in total 3hrs return and wow it is worth it! It's very easy to walk, a few steps along the way but no major climbs. Highly recommend bringing a wind proof jacket as the wind throughout...More

Thank Brizzexplorer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning scenery and properly getting out into the wild. I drove down from Christchurch and the whole trip was just jaw dropping. Where's the 6 star option?

Thank leaningsm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at the White Horse Hill campground early afternoon to a lovely clear day. With plenty of time for a leisurely walk to the glacier we set off. There is a well maintained pathway along with three swing bridges and took us just under...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at White Horse Hill campsite late in the afternoon and walked a little way up the track to Freya’s Rock and the Alpine Memorial. We had small children with us so didn’t attempt the whole track. The memorial was very special. All of...More

Thank Sarox210
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As we arrived here pretty late, we didn’t go to the end of the track. (We also didn’t want to do the whole 10km) Although we only went to the first bridge, the view was still beautiful. It can be very windy and cold near...More

Thank GinaSeh
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Hitesh S
13 August 2018|
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Response from DarylJ552 | Reviewed this property |
You can walk as far as you want and turn around. You have to go back the same way. It would be more enjoyable to go during the spring or fall season to avoid the large number of people on the trail. I walked the trail back... More
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Yi Yun T
30 June 2018|
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Response from Kelly H | Reviewed this property |
It is a little steep in some places,so slipping and gracelessly falling is to be expected. We were there at the end of May and half of the trail was 2 inches thick sheets of ice. (See my review that has pics of it). Dress... More
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Loyjvy
5 April 2018|
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Response from BrettB1800 | Reviewed this property |
looks like parking is open all the time
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