White Horse Hill Campground

White Horse Hill Campground

Hooker Valley - Aoraki/Mount / Mt Cook



183 Rankers Reviews

92 Face-to-Face

61 Basic Camping

8 Mount Cook




$13 (adults), $6.50 (children) Campsite at Aoraki/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.


Feature Value Info


South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzieMount Cook


  • Basic Camping





  • Campervan/Tent Site

    Number of campervan sites - 50. Number of tent sites - 50.

    Adult $13/day
    Child $6.50/day


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Samantha H.

Ranking: 8/10

Need to get there early. Toilets ok. Big carpark really.

Reviewed 20 days ago

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Suzanne Rosolen


Ranking: 9/10

Amazing location. Beautifully surrounded by mountains, and right at the start of the Hooker Valley walk. Flushing toilets were generally clean.

Reviewed 26 days ago

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Anwang's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic views of the mountains. Toilets are good. Kitchen area is large, there's no warm water to do dishes, so boil your own kettle.
The hooker valley track gets busy from late afternoon onwards, so get on your feet early to have the track to yourself!

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Rebecca Rodeghiero

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Best campsite I’ve ever stayed at. Absolutely beautiful views and 3 pristine walking tracks right off the campsite. Potable water, flush toilets, nice sinks, and the doc for Mount Cook national park is really close by as well and so interesting! We came at 7pm and still found a spot.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Marieke's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Perfect location for tramping around mount cook. Campsite is basic, only toilets and shelter. But view is awesome!

We paid $26 for unpowered site, 2 persons.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Jordan & Jazlyn

Ranking: 7/10

Very very busy, get in quick before it’s full and people park sideways in the designated bays. Very nice place to view the stars.
Toilets and dishwashing kitchen, no showers.

Reviewed 2 months ago

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R James

Ranking: 10/10

One of the best camping sites in the areas with fantastic views to wake up to in the morning

Reviewed 2 months ago

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Jonas R.

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent views and many different beautiful walks. Did enjoy the hooker Valley wall which takes about 3 hours return and offeres views of glacier lakes with ice on them. Kea point walk was also nice. Do go here for the walks! Facilities were good, the price is not cheap since it is a scenic doc site. Paid 13 for non-powered site per person.

Reviewed 2 months ago

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