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  • Address: Highway 80
  • Hours: Open daily 8:30am - 6pm (until 5pm May - Sept)
  • Admission: Free

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Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)

A fabulous UNESCO World Heritage area measuring 700 square kilometers (434 square miles), Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park stretches from Westland to Fiordland in the South Island.

There are 22 of New Zealand’s highest mountains soaring over this park, including mighty 3,755-meter (12,316-foot) Mount Cook itself, the tallest peak in the country. Perhaps the best way to take in the mountains’ grandeur is from the air on a helicopter tour of the park.

A mecca for climbers, hikers, skiers and lovers of natural beauty, the park’s attractions include the Tasman Glacier and the warm and welcoming Heritage, New Zealand’s most famous hotel.

Practical Info

Mount Cook Village is the park’s main base, 12 km (7.5 mi) from Mount Cook’s snowy summit.

Buses run here from all over the South Island, including Christchurch, Queenstown and Dunedin.

Tours & Tickets

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Mount Cook Mountains High Helicopter Flight

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

Location: Mount Cook, New Zealand
Duration: 40 minutes

From USD $305.70

Mount Cook Alpine Explorer Helicopter Flight

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Location: Mount Cook, New Zealand
Duration: 35 minutes

From USD $241.17

Mount Cook to Queenstown Tour

Location: Mount Cook, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours

From USD $120.24

Mount Cook to Christchurch Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 3 Reviews

Location: Mount Cook, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes

From USD $99.86

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