Aoraki / Mt Cook Attractions

Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park offers many exciting attractions for you to choose from. Visiting the Tasman Glacier is an absolute must. It can be reached by driving up the Tasman Valley Road and then walking for about 10 minutes to a lookout point. There are many excellent walks beginning at the Hooker Glacier Camping Ground including the Kea Point walk (1 hr return), Hooker Valley walk (3 hours), the Sealy Tarns (4 hrs) and the Mueller Hut (8 hrs). Other tourist attractions include scenic flights, Ski Plane snow landings and boat trips with Glacier Explorers.

Air Safaris Scenic Flights

Air Safaris Scenic Flights

Offers exhilarating fixed wing flights (from Glentanner Airport) over Mt Cook and the alpine wonderland of New Zealand's majestic Southern Alps.

Glacier Explorers

Glacier Explorers

Offers fully guided boat tours where you can get up close to New Zealand’s largest glacier, the Tasman Glacier - and it’s spectacular icebergs.

Mount Cook Ski Planes

Mount Cook Ski Planes

Offers scenic flights and snow landings on one of the glaciers where the "natural quiet" of the mountains can be experienced.

Sir Edmund Hilary Alpine Centre

Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre

Offers 3D movies in a custom-designed theatre plus a Museum that "showcases the Aoraki Mount Cook region, its people and its place in the universe".

Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park Guide

Mount Cook National Park Guide

Department of Conservation online guide to the National Park's features, walking tracks and the many mountain huts located in the area.

The Helicopter Line

The Helicopter Line

Offers scenic helicopter flights (some include snow landings) over Mount Cook, the rugged Ben Ohau Mountain Range and the majestic southern alps.

Discovery Tours

Discovery Tours

Offers a wide range of small group walking, hiking and mountain biking tours in the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park area.

Alpine Recreation

Alpine Recreation

Offers hiking tours, alpine treks, guided mountain climbing and alpine ski touring in the spectacular Southern Alps area.

Ski the Tasman

Ski the Tasman

Offers guided, small group ski tours on the Tasman Glacier (NZ's longest at 27km). Also includes side trips to explore ice caves and seracs.