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Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park DOC Visitor Centre

Mount Cook Village State Highway 80, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7946, New Zealand
+64 3-435 1186
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Mount Cook Village State Highway 80, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7946, New Zealand
+64 3-435 1186
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The weather conditions at Mount Cook vary greatly from day to day and this place is the best resource for deciding what tracks are safe and what gear is needed. There are log books with information from recent hikers and the staff there are fully...More

Thank stephanie_sandiego1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This area is 100% worth the visit. Great road to drive to the mt. The lake and the lookouts. Stunning!!

Thank Paul v
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was an extremely lovely way to spend a couple of hours on a rainy day. To be honest, we would have enjoyed it even if it weren’t raining. The displays are modern and multimodal that are quite remarkably done. They are informative, engaging, and...More

Thank MTmaven
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a must to see, tick the bucket list, awesome scenery and dramatic landscapes. Lots of very good information in the visitor centre. Go treckking to get better views, would recommend the glacier boat trip!

Thank Kevin O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rating a visitor information centre may sound odd as you'd expect it to be a place for asking questions, buying hut tickets or just getting weather and area information. But this place has so many interesting sections on exhibition that you can spent hours in...More

Thank TouringCyclists
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a breathtaking drive and the mountains are wonderful landscape. Take a walk around rather than book an expensive tour.

Thank mitchellbenhur
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is one of the most beautiful places on earth. The glaciers you see are magnificent. Words cannot describe the beauty.

Thank Bruno443
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The scenery is a second to none with plenty of walks to do within the area of varying difficulty. Definitely put it top of your bucket list for NZ.

Thank Veevers84
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Mount Cook is amazing and the NP is a great place for walks and treks. The main trail is a stunner and it's a must do in any NZ SI trip. It took us really one hour to go, one hour to stay and...More

Thank brtata
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were fortunate enough to be visiting when the weather was outstanding (December). The views are amazing.

Thank Zoboxx
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Response from William T | Reviewed this property |
I recently saw A British woman's very negative commentary on the DOC Visitor Center; her remarks seemed to be completely at odds with what we experienced in several hours at the visitor center, and I could not but wonder if... More