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12 Mount Cook
White Horse Hill Campsite is set amongst the stunning backdrop of Mount Sefton and Aoraki/Mount Cook. Traveller reviews show it to be one of the most popular camping spots in New Zealand.
Facilities are basic but the views are top notch. The White Horse Hill campsite is also the start point of many popular walks. This campspot is 2km out of Aoraki/Mount Cook Village where you can buy basic supplies and visit the information centre to read about the history of the area and to work out what walks and adventures you will take part in.
South Island ▷ Mount Cook - MacKenzie ▷ Mount Cook
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Great campsite surrounded by breathtaking views to wake up to.
Treated water was nice to have, and the cooking shelter was lovely for the cold evenings.
Toilets are clean and flushable which was a nice change.
The views & easy access to the fabulous Hooker Valley were exceptional....Plenty of room to find a nice space & great amenities!
Tash and Liam
Stunning backdrop right at the base of Hookers Track and the ice mountains are wonderful! Just need to self register either on the DOC website or have cash to drop into the box.
Best place to stay right next to Mount Cook
Beautiful location. We could hear the lease at night. Clean toilet. Showers available at the main village which is 5 min drive away. No dump station until twizel. But love the place. It's magical. Has storm shelter for rainy days with sinks and tables.
Very remote location-Loved it! Much more from this DOC campground than we expected. Cold, filtered water is available for washing and drinking. Long drops were clean. Large, communal area to gather. Very nice lodge about 2 km away with all the amenities you need. Showers here (pay) but we left before we were able to review. Great drive to get here- stop at Peter's lookout at the head of the lake for fantastic views of Mt. Cook. We had a clear, cloud free day and the views were stunning. Hope you do too!
Nice DoC facility
Indoor dining tables with sinks for dishes
Campsite can be very windy, as is the mountain
Beautiful location and reasonable price to stay close to Mt Cook. The camp site can be exposed to winds funneled through the valley (at certain times of the year) so choose your spot wisely. Amenity block had some leaks but was a nice addition. Picnic benches were available and a newish toilet block serviced the sites furthest from the amenity block. Water is potable/treated. Make sure you pay, the DOC ranger frequents which is good. $15 per adult per night.
Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍