Mount Ollivier from Mueller Hut Aoraki Mount Cook National Park Southern Alps Summit New Zealand
Mount Ollivier is a 1,933-meter tall peak in the Sealy Range of the Southern Alps in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. In 1939, Sir Edmond Hillary summited the mountain in what is recognized as his first major climb. (He went on to bag some other noteworthy peaks as well...) To get to the top of Mount Ollivier, you will first need to make your way to Mueller Hut, which... Read more.
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Tagged with · Mount Cook · New Zealand Department of Conservation · New Zealand National Parks · Off Trail · Summits · Aoraki Mount Cook National Park
Distance: 1.2 kilometers / 0.75 miles · Elevation change: 125 meters / 410 feet
By: Published: Last updated: July 5, 2016
Mueller Hut Route Aoraki Mount Cook National Park Viewpoint Mueller Hut Climb Southern Alps Hike New Zealand Sealy Range
Mueller Hut is one of the most spectacular destinations for a day hike or overnight trek in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (and perhaps all of New Zealand). Reaching the hut is no simple walk in the park, demanding an ascent of over one thousand meters in just over five kilometers. They truly don't come much steeper than this and that challenge is part of the trek's... Read more.
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Tagged with · Huts · Mount Cook · New Zealand Department of Conservation · New Zealand National Parks · Southern Alps · Aoraki Mount Cook National Park
Distance: 10.5 kilometers / 6.5 miles · Elevation change: 1045 meters / 3425 feet
By: Published: Last updated: December 28, 2016
Sealy Tarns Track Aoraki Mount Cook National Park Sealy Tarns Stairway Walk Southern Alps Mt Cook Hike New Zealand Walk
In a park full of massive features, it might surprise you to learn that a couple small ponds are a premier hiking destination. The Sealy Tarns are located 500 meters up a steep mountainside, with mirror-like water that can reflect nearby mountains like Mount Sefton and Mount Cook. Sealy Tarns Track is not very long, but it is very steep, coming it at 5.8 kilometers round... Read more.
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Tagged with · Free Trails · Mount Cook · New Zealand Department of Conservation · New Zealand National Parks · Southern Alps · Aoraki Mount Cook National Park
Distance: 5.8 kilometers / 3.6 miles · Elevation change: 547 meters / 1795 feet
By: Published: Last updated: January 2, 2017
Kea Point Track Aoraki Mount Cook National Park Viewpoint Southern Alps Hike New Zealand Walk
Kea Point offers a captivating vantage point from a perch above a glacier lake. Mighty Mount Sefton rises high in front of the viewpoint and Mount Cook is in sight as well. Kea Point can be reached from Mount Cook Village for a two-hour outing and you can cut that time in half by beginning from a car park next to White Horse Hill Campground for a three-kilometer round... Read more.
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Tagged with · Free Trails · Glacier Lakes · Mount Cook · New Zealand Department of Conservation · New Zealand National Parks · Aoraki Mount Cook National Park
Distance: 3 kilometers / 1.85 miles · Elevation change: 95 meters / 310 feet
By: Published: Last updated: July 5, 2016
Hooker Valley Track Aoraki Mount Cook National Park Hike New Zealand Walk to Hooker Glacier Lake
Hooker Valley Track is among the most popular walking tracks in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park and the reasons why are obvious. This 11-kilometer (6.8-mile) round trip hike has non-stop mountain views and the destination is incredible. The track ends at the edge of Hooker Lake, where you can watch icebergs that were set adrift from Hooker Glacier, glide across the water... Read more.
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Tagged with · Free Trails · Glacier Lakes · Glaciers · Memorials · Mount Cook · New Zealand Department of Conservation · New Zealand National Parks · Aoraki Mount Cook National Park
Distance: 11 kilometers / 6.8 miles · Elevation change: 120 meters / 400 feet
By: Published: Last updated: January 19, 2017
Tasman Glacier View Track Blue Lakes Track Aoraki Mount Cook National Park Hike New Zealand Walk
Two tracks are combined in Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier View Walk for a 1.85-kilometer (1.15 mile) round trip outing, netting views of small pools and a big lake below New Zealand's largest glacier. This Tasman Valley hike ascends rocky moraine to a viewpoint that looks down on a long, milky-colored lake below Tasman Glacier and several peaks in the Southern Alps. ... Read more.
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Tagged with · Free Trails · Glacier Lakes · Glaciers · Mount Cook · New Zealand Department of Conservation · New Zealand National Parks · Aoraki Mount Cook National Park
Distance: 1.85 kilometers / 1.15 miles · Elevation change: 85 meters / 280 feet
By: Published: Last updated: January 5, 2017
White Horse Hill Campground Aoraki Mount Cook National Park Campsite New Zealand
White Horse Hill Campground is the place to camp in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park and is located a couple kilometers from Mount Cook Village amidst extraordinary hiking tracks like Hooker Valley Track and Sealy Tarns Track. Named after an adjacent hill, the campground sits on a valley floor split by massive mountain ridges. Glacier-covered Mount Sefton looms large... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: June 29, 2016

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