White Horse Hill Campground

White Horse Hill Campground

Hooker Valley - Aoraki/Mount / Mt Cook


225 Rankers Reviews

92 Face-to-Face

12 Mount Cook


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White Horse Hill Camping Ground


$15 (adults), $7.50 (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.


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South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzieMount Cook


  • Basic Camping


Showing 8 reviews of 216.

Mel's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

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.

Reviewed 27 days ago

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Diana Rainbow

Ranking: 10/10

The views & easy access to the fabulous Hooker Valley were exceptional....Plenty of room to find a nice space & great amenities!

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Tash and Liam

Ranking: 10/10

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.

Reviewed 2 months ago

Ben's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Best place to stay right next to Mount Cook

Reviewed 3 months ago

Antoine's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

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.

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Jim Henderson

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

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!

Reviewed 6 months ago

Edward's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Nice DoC facility
Indoor dining tables with sinks for dishes
Campsite can be very windy, as is the mountain

Reviewed 7 months ago

Monkeyalan's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

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.

Reviewed 7 months ago

DOC Managed

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 😍

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Nick Morrison

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