Mueller Hut Route

Mueller Hut Route

Mueller Hut Route

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Therese Kacsics

Ranking: 10/10

One of the best day hikes in New Zealand. Did it in April, there was a lot of snow but that made it even more beautiful.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Tomas Kotul

Slovakia

Ranking: 9/10

Very hard track with 2200 steps but nice views of the glaciers.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Kosia

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

AMAZING! The walk was hard but the views are well worth it - the Information Centre gave good advice about the safety of the track and what we must be able to do.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Madi

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Fabulous views, nice walk to the picnic table about 1/2 way up. From there it got steep = worth it!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Chao Lai

Taiwan

Ranking: 9/10

Awesome glacier view at the top. Very windy. It is a bit hard to go up, because a lot of steps. But it is worth it. Seven hours return.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Szu-Yi Hsu

Taiwan

Ranking: 9/10

It is a really nice view, the best spot to see the glacier! It was heaps of stairs at first, then pass through the rocks to the top. It is really windy, bring a windproof jacket with you.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Derick Trotter

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice and clean DOC campground! The walk to Mueller Hut is amazing! Great hut, complete.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Anja Rakers

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Exhausting walk but really worth it, provides amazing views (best if it is not cloudy), nice picnic stop in the middle.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Sandra Piechoua

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Hard and steep track with many steps and amazing views. If you will stay overnight, you will see an incredible night sky.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Petr Jesko

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

A hard track with many stairs. We went for that in the winter so there was a need for crampons and ice axes. But the weather was beautiful. Clear sky in the night. So I have seen the most beautiful stars in my life. Definitely not for unfit persons.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Jorg Muller

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Many people but worth it, beautiful view over the glaciers and the Mt Cook, really good path.2200 newly built steps.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in April 2016

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Isabel

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Very steep way with lots of stairs. Very nice view at the top: GLACIERS!

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in April 2016

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Daniel Weber

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

It was a hard walk up to the hut and you have a nice view from up there but if you would like to see Mt Cook, it is better to do the Hooker Valley Track. Maybe it is better if you stay in the hut for the sunset/sunrise.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Molly Bogeberg

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Incredible hut surrounded by glaciers and views of an expansive valley. The nice hut and sunset/sunrise made the gruelling hike up worth the effort!!

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Mark Ryan

Ireland

Ranking: 10/10

Be ready to be sore for a few days after this walk. Over 2 thousand steps to a picnic bench about half way to the hut. Views are amazing of Mt Cook. Only go on a clear day for views or if you have good fitness as definitely a good work out.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Denisa Tuckova

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Nice lookout to Mt Cook and Tekapo Lake. Track has 2000 steps. Best track for me.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Jan Sojka

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Best track for me! Nice view, nice hut and we had very nice weather! Recommended!

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Valerie Pauly

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Climbing up to Mueller Hut was tough and at one point I thought my legs were made of jelly. But the view from the top was the most rewarding thing in the world!

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Matthias Hottex

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great views of Mt Cook and the glaciers. A lot of steps but that makes it more interesting as an activity.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Marla

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

You need good endurance and alpine experience would be good too! 1780 steps and after climbing you get rewarded with a great view and snow.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Matt and Louise

England

Ranking: 10/10

The walk starts with over 2000 steps up to the Sealy Tarn - tough on the calves but the reward of Mt Cook and the valley below makes it well worth your time. Another 2 hours hike will take you up to the Mueller Hut (where you can stay) and more spectacular views. Hard graft but very, very rewarding.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Isaliner and Mathieu

Ranking: 10/10

If you are fit, we recommend this track. You will admire some amazing landscapes. The Mueller Hut is great but very expensive.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Joaquin Gruffat

Argentina

Ranking: 9/10

I did a short walk, it is an amazing place to enjoy wild scapes.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Florian Baum

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great views of Mt Cook and the glaciers.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Regina Baum

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Great walk with spectacular views but quite crowded and huge groups in the hut.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Lauren Goebel

United States

Ranking: 10/10

The hut was booked solid so we did this walk as a day hike. Steep climb but stunning views and the 360 degree views of the glaciers from the hut. Our favourite hike! Next time, would book the hut for the night, heard the stars are stunning up there!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Lukas Havlicek

Czech Republic

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing track where there is a nice view of Mt Cook.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Ellie Doughty

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Hugely popular day or overnight, but still definitely worth a look. Alpine views and if your are lucky clear and beautiful stars.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Leon Schotter

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great views of Mt Cook, the glacier and all the avalanches were pretty impressive. Just the estimated duration was a bit weird - was said to last 8 hours, but actually lasted 2 and a half hours. The time can drastically change with the level of fitness.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Jiri Sojka

Czech Republic

Ranking: 9/10

Very interesting track, more than 2000 stairs. Great accommodation, we saw many avalanches there.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Oliver Andres

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Steep track over lots of stairs and several snow fields (guess not in summer). Impressive views over clouds and you can also see a glacier and hear avalanches.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Jiri Benda

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful place with lakes and a nice lookout.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Lenka Korinkova

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Nice.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Simeon W

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

A very steep challenging track, 2200 steps halfway up before even steeper gravel to be climbed. Got rewarded with the best view ever of alpine scenery and Mt Cook, excellent hut and perfect hut was clean.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Roeland Driessen

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

What an amazing scenery. Yes, very steep, especially when bringing your gear for sleeping in the beautiful hut. The scenery, views and bit of adventures during second part of the track is one of the best we had in New Zealand.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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Douglas Yeates

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Great track but better for fitter walkers with some experience. Steep overall. Approx 2000 steps then unformed over rocky ground, some boulders. Views at the top most rewarding. A hard day.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Marius Hoffmann

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Hard but interesting and beautiful.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Hadar

Israel

Ranking: 10/10

This track was a little bit hard but it was worth it. The views from the hut are beautiful and we had fun playing in the snow.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Sarah Strong

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Tough initially up the 2,200 steps to Sealy Tarns, then really enjoyable scramble up to the hut. Rewarded on the way down when the sun and Mount Cook came out.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Linus Larsson

Sweden

Ranking: 6/10

Just a beautiful place. It's a must do for everyone who likes hiking.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Stina Hultberg

Sweden

Ranking: 10/10

Did Mueller Hut and view over the mountains and glacier is breathtaking. Have a good tent if you gonna tent up there. Insanely windy.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Daniel Naveh

Israel

Ranking: 10/10

Hard walking but so beautiful.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Maya Barad

Israel

Ranking: 9/10

Very good hut, but toilet outside.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Sapir Lifshitz

Israel

Ranking: 8/10

The track was amazing and the hut was very nice and comfortable. The toilet is outside!

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Guy David

Israel

Ranking: 7/10

A long way up-recommend a plastic bag to slide on for way down.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Doran Swartz

Israel

Ranking: 9/10

The toilet outside and disgusting. The hut is very comfortable.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Thomas Roche

France

Ranking: 10/10

Difficult track, however the lookout was worth the effort. Spectacular view of Mt Cook and all the glaciers around and the valley.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in December 2013

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Pia Pitkala

Finland

Ranking: 9/10

Challenging enough hike with nice mountain views.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Pete Wilson

England

Ranking: 9/10

Great mountain day, 1100m climb alpine day wonderful.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Tim Vennewold

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful views on Mt Cook, over 1800 steps.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Arno Leleu

France

Ranking: 8/10

Very steep/more than 1810 steps + 1000m of elevation in total. But amazing view of the Mount Cook, the valley and the glacier - worth the effort.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Katharina Littlemann

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Best track ever.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Fabian and Teresa

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Even if the walk was very exhausting, you will have amazing views from the top and if you walk the 3 hours back, you can slide with your shoes through the snow.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Michael Neumann

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great views!

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Nicholas Prakenhammar

Sweden

Ranking: 7/10

Straight up!!! Very steep but an excellent view and very rewarding, if you reach the top.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Ofir Avimeir

Israel

Ranking: 9/10

The most amazing track we did. A difficult climb but the night in the hut was worth it.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Chrissy Crebas

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing views of glaciers. The view gets better the higher. Difficult walking for those out of shape.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Nick Foster

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Epic walk in the dark and get above the boulder field for the sunrise.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Todd Pang

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Really really great, even on a cloudy day like the one during whiich I visited.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Thomas Reidinger

Austria

Ranking: 7/10

Great views, nice but not so easy walk. Weather changes in a second.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2011

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Andreas Fritesche

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Glacier view, steep track.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Eduard Wikidal

Austria

Ranking: 3/10

Track in upper part does not exist!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Wallet

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Very nice, perfect weather. Signs were good.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Victoria Slater

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

This walk is pretty tough - the DOC timing estimates are ambitious and the top half is a route rather than a clear track. There's a lot of scrambling over boulders and scree required. That said, the views from the hut are totally worth it!

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Matthias A

Austria

Ranking: 9/10

Nice view, great track.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Nicky and Andy Prescott

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Views of 3 glaciers at the top, breathtaking. Approx 6 hour walk not for the unfit - scree up near the top. Some good scrambling opportunities.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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SteveW

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Spectacular but beware this is entirely a vertical climb. You've done a good day + you were rewarded by the view.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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martint

Austria

Ranking: 10/10

Demanding but not difficult. Beautiful views and Mueller hut is well run. Check the weather and bring some mountain / alpine experience in difficult weather conditions.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Evan

Norway

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic (steep) climb to hut with breath-taking views.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Francesca Sabat

Spain

Ranking: 10/10

Wonderful views, very good hut, friendly warden.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009