Aoraki/Mount Cook from Kea Point Track.

Image: Shellie Evans | ©

Introduction

Walk to a viewing deck with stunning views of the surrounding area.

Track overview

Walking and tramping

2 hr return from village or 1 hr return from campground Easy: Walking track

Dog access

No dogs

About this track

Description

This walk gently winds its way through subalpine grasslands and scrub to the Mueller Glacier moraine wall.

The track passes through a landscape that was formed in 1913 when a stream cut through from the glacier to the original Hermitage site, damaging the building.

The walk ends at a viewing deck that gives stunning views of Mount Sefton, The Footstool, Hooker valley, Mueller Glacier lake and Aoraki/Mount Cook.

There is a height gain of 180 m over 3 km.

Getting there

The walk is in Aoraki/Mount Cook village. For a longer walk, start from Terrace Road near the Aoraki/Mount Cook Visitor Centre; for a shorter wark, start from White Horse Hill Campground at the end of Hooker Valley Road.

Contacts

Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 435 1186
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   mtcookvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   1 Larch Grove
Aoraki/Mt Cook
Postal Address:   PO Box 5
Aoraki/Mt Cook 7946
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