Kea Point Walk

Kea Point Walk

Aoraki/Mount / Mt Cook Village


25 Rankers Reviews

23 Face-to-Face

19 Mount Cook

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Time: 2 hr return from the Mt Cook village

Start from the Hermitage lawn and cross the road to the track sign (or leave from the public shelter at the campground). This walk gently winds its way through sub-alpine grasslands and scrub to the Mueller Glacier moraine wall. The track passes through 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 Mt Sefton and Footstool, the Hooker Valley, Mueller Glacier Lake and Aoraki/Mount Cook.


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DOC Canterbury

Central government organisation


South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzieMount Cook


  • Walking
  • Free


Showing 13 reviews of 22.

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David Horley

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Nice, easy walk from the information centre at Mt Cook to Kea Point lookout. Great views of the Mt Cook on a clear day, although it clouded over quickly.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in January 2017

Verena Konetzhi's avatar

Verena Konetzhi


Ranking: 8/10

Nice, easy and short walk to the Kea Point. From there you have a really nice view of the Glacier.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Clotilde Graziani


Ranking: 8/10


Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in March 2016

Horitz's avatar



Ranking: 8/10

Great view of the Alps and Mt Cook. Really beautiful area.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Sandrine's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Nice quick walk which you can admire the majesty of the Mt Cook.

Reviewed about 6 years ago

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Peter Hodgson

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Short hike in Mt Cook. Another beautiful view of the glacier. Easy on the legs.

Reviewed about 6 years ago

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Jesse Farrell


Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful views of mountains.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in December 2013

Soizic's avatar



Ranking: 9/10

Not very good weather but good!!

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Glenn Surzur


Ranking: 7/10

Free but it is not very beautiful during the summer because the glacier looks like a lake.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Ranking: 7/10

Good looks on Mister Cook.
Wasn't very impressed with the grey lake :)
Better walks in the area, but it's a nice shorter one

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in January 2013

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Oliver Kalmbach


Ranking: 9/10

Wonderful, amazing area.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

Matthias Angela's avatar

Matthias Angela


Ranking: 8/10

Short track, great view of Mt Cook and glaciers.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Robin Smith


Ranking: 10/10

Well gravelled, sign posted and suitable for the likes of us!

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Cymen Crick