Milky Way above White Horse Hill Campground

Image: Colm Keating | ©


Camp beneath magnificent alpine scenery including Mt Sefton. Enjoy a variety of walks from the valley floor to mountain tops.

Campsite overview


  • Campervan
  • Car
  • Caravan


  • Alpine


  • Category


  • Bookings

Bookings required


  • Non-powered/tent sites
  • Shelter for cooking
  • Toilets - flush
  • Water from tap - treated, suitable for drinking
60 non-powered/tent sites


  • Walking and tramping

Seasonal restrictions

Fires are not permitted at any time.

Dog access

No dogs

About this campsite


  • Hot showers at public shelter in village (2.5 km from campsite)

Getting there

2.5 km from Aoraki/Mt Cook Village at the end of Hooker Valley Rd off SH 80.


NZTM2000 coordinates: E1365711, N5155153

Latitude: -43.71964561, Longitude: 170.09146595


  • Adult (18+ years): $15 per night
  • Child (5 - 17 years): $7.50 per night
  • Infant (0 - 4 years): free
Up to 1 November 2020

Pay cash on arrival at the self-registration stand at the campsite.

From 2 November 2020

Pay at the time of booking.


The DOC/NZMCA Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite except between the Friday before Christmas and the end of Waitangi weekend. In 2020/2021, this is 18 December 2020 to 9 February 2021.

To pay with your NZMCA pass, create/update your account on our booking system. Under 'Apply for a discount', select 'NZMCA Pass Holder' and upload a scan of your pass. Once we've verified your pass, it will be automatically applied when you make a booking.

Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.


Bookings are open for stays from 2 November 2020 to 30 June 2021.

From 2 November 2020, bookings are required all year.

Book White Horse Hill Campground online.

A $10 service fee applies to all phone, email and in-person bookings.

Your booking will be for a site, which will be allocated or selected on arrival.


Walking and tramping

Enjoy a variety of walks from the valley floor to mountain tops. 

In the area

The village has a visitor centre, guided activities, shops and restaurants.


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