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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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Must do in the South Island

We only walked up to the 1st drawbridge as it was getting late. This walk is definitely not to be... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Paradise on Earth

It's one of the highlights for our New Zealand trip recently! It's one of the most beautiful tracks... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“glacier lake” (51 reviews)
“easy walk” (49 reviews)
“mt cook” (69 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 3 days ago

We only walked up to the 1st drawbridge as it was getting late. This walk is definitely not to be missed. The views are breathtaking all the way. Looks as good as the photos online, if not better seeing it in person. Definitely the highlight...More

Thank dincytea
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's one of the highlights for our New Zealand trip recently! It's one of the most beautiful tracks that I've done recently ... just simply breathtaking! It's not an extremely difficult track as it just took about 2-3hours with normal speed but because of the...More

Thank Wan S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our round-trip hike from the Hillary Alpine Center to Hooker Lake was one of the best we ever taken...comparable to any in Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Zion Valley, Interlachen, and Bavaria. The scenery was spectactular all along the well-maintained trail that was primarily up the...More

Thank Bill P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful trek! Easy flat terrain hiking paths and well maintained tracks. Got to cross over a few nice bridges and the views are really pretty. At the end of the trek, you will reach Hooker Glacier lake. It also depends on which season...More

Thank tangotan7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

....We started with part cloudy weather and you will have really nice views the way, bit after a while it's a bit boring, not much changes of the environment. Anyway, it's 3-4 hours return and it's very easy, even for kids. Take some snacks, make...More

1  Thank India2012
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did Hooker Valley track as a family of 4, 2 young boys 6 & 4. Weather was great, sun was out. Easy enough track to bring the kids. We made it a little past the 2nd bridge, once Mt Cook became visible. About 2...More

Thank HappyBingo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic and unforgettable walk anytime of the year. 3 suspension bridges and gob smacking views every minute. Even if you don't walk the whole track you will not be disappointed.

Thank Karl W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The is our top hike in the region. Stupendous scenery& atmosphere. Nature as it should be experienced. Phenomenal photography opportunities. Spectacular Lake & Hooker Glacier at the the end of the track. 3 suspension bridges offer exceptional experiences. Wilderness at its finest. Best hiked first...More

Thank jennysfaith
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We came to Mt.Cook and had a whole afternoon spare on arrival. The man in our hostel said the Hooker valley track was an easy 3-4 hour at most track so we set off. Easily found. Easily followed and well maintained. 3 suspension bridges over...More

1  Thank Matt A
Reviewed 12 August 2017

The track is pretty crowded (especially during summer) but that doesn't mean it's not worth a visit. The track itself is already stunning with the bridges and the streams but the best part of the track is the end of it. When your standing in...More

Thank Beblibla
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18 September 2017|
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Response from jennysfaith | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's safe to hike the track alone as long as you stay on the formed track at all times. It's not safe to walk off the track anywhere in alpine areas.
Afida Liyana Y
20 August 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.
13 May 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