196 Rankers Reviews
100 Basic Camping
14 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
Number of campervan sites - 50. Number of tent sites - 50.
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Simple campground in a stunning location that puts you in the ideal location to do some of the amazing walks in the area. The scenery you wake up to is worth the $13 per person all on its own.
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Great location. Easy access to walks. Fantastic flushable toilets. Drinking water available. A large indoor sheltered area with seats. Plenty of bins for mixed and recycle. Cute rabbits hoping around. Awesome view of glacier as we eat from our camper van. We experienced four seasons in one day, rain, sleet, snow and then sunshine! Layer up:-)
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We visited in winter and there were quite a few people here.This was one of our fancy campsites. It is a lovely campground with stunning views, and lots of walks around starting from the campsite. There is a large shelter, with bathrooms and flushing toilets. The view of Mt Cook, the surrounding mountains and the valley is stunning. The walk to Tasman Glacier consists of 336 steps (not little ones), but results in very pretty and impressive views.
Plenty of walks in the area but the main ones are closed in winter.
The flush toilets and drinking water don't work in winter either which is a bit annoying since you pay the same price in summer but get more facilities.
Included in the DOC campsite pass.
Fantastic location looking up at the glacier. No problem finding a space at this time of year (March). Flush toilets were fine. Perfect location for start of hikes.
Everyone parks in the area on the right. It’s massively crowded and on a slope. Just camp in the day parking. It flat, no one there and the rangers don’t mind as long as you pay your fee, or free with DOC pass.
Tash & Laura
Essentially a car park and not great deal of space between each van
But facilities are clean, new and well maintained - water and sinks inside and new toilets (toilet paper but no soap) and did get quite busy between campsite and walkers.
Excellent location to start all of the walks there.
Overall really great location but given no showers/soap/small spaces felt more in line with the 8$ campsites
Marie van Tol
Fantastic location, great start for hikes, marvelous views. Toilets are basic, but clean. The only y downsides are: no warm water (but that we knew) and it gets very busy. This gives rise to a bit of a stressful atmosphere where you feel you can't leave your spot to go for a drive because then your site will be gone. It would help if the campers with tent would be directed to the many sites available a bit futher from the camper sites.
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