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DOC White Horse Hill campsite

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Falkirk District, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Stayed one night in self contained campervan. To get the best pitches try to arrive early. There is running water and flushing toilets but no lights at night. The setting is spectacular with glaciers in valleys above the campsite. It is ideally located for undertaking hikes in the area. you either self register and pay with cash or the DOC...

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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

This is a great spot to experience the mount cook area. You are surrounded by mountains with amazing Hikes in every direction. The facilities aren't great but get the job done and there are no showers. The views on the drive in are worth the trip.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Basic facilities with clean toilets and plenty of space to park your campervan. The views are stunning. There are plenty of walking tracks from the campsite so you can explore the park and surroundings. Definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

My wife & I spent a night here ;what awesome views to be had here in all directions.Good toilet facilities & a hall ,except there are no showers .There are a lot of non powered sites available at $ 13 per person a night.

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Thank Paul B
Reviewed 16 January 2017

As a family we loved this DOC site. Best location and stunning views! A lovely, big, well kept kitchen for cooking with tables and sink with cold water taps. No cookers. Toilets well kept and clean. Outside drinking water tap with sink. Great camping sites to pick from. Lovely walk back to the Mount Cook Village - The Hermitage to...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Campground itself was lovely - there's spots dotted all over the place so you can have some privacy, and ample parking so you can still park right near your tent. Public Shelter is clean and adequate - four large picnic tables, and large stainless steel benchtops for cooking and washing up. Additional sinks and toilets were available around the campsite,...

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Auckland
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We spent 2 nights in a camper van at this location. It is about as good a view as you'll get from a campsite as the surrounding mountains are stunning. We were lucky with the weather - you might not see much if the cloud set in. There are loads of walks near by- we did the Hooker Valley track...

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Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Loved this DOC as we arrived in driving rain that lasted ALL night! but woke up to a sunny morning ready to hike. There is a kitchen available to cook at, toilets nearby which are clean and most of the hikes stem straight from the campsite. Good place for a couple overnights, so you can really take in the different...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Didn't expect the site to be well-maintained and clean! Parking space was plenty and view was perfect. Very near to hike up the Hooker Valley Trail. Star Gazing was great too! There were three toilet units available and they were surprisingly quite clean. Only con was that no hot showers were available, only basic amenities. Enjoyed the spectacular view here,...

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The DOC White Horse Hill Campsite was our home for a couple of nights in our Jucy motorhome and it is the perfect location and setting for the time we spent in the Mount Cook National Park. The site is very clean and feels like a perfect natural setting even though it was quite busy when we stayed, the site...

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Address: 2.5 km from Mt Cook village at the end of Hooker Valley Rd off SH 80, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
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“In peak season get in early as I would imagine this would be a very popular spot”
klizturner, 16 May 2016 | Read review
“Walk further up the track if you want your own space”
JmtmcCafferty, 24 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The campsites go further back than you initially think. So look around for a good one.”
MarkCSanFrancisco, 25 Dec 2015 | Read review
“It's the only dump station in the area - even close by GlenTanner does not have one, so use it if you need to.”
delapre, 12 Dec 2015 | Read review
“arrive in daylight to choose a site to park your motorhome.”
Snookystraveltips, 27 Aug 2012 | Read review
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