White Horse Hill Campground

White Horse Hill Campground

Hooker Valley - Aoraki/Mount / Mt Cook

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222 Rankers Reviews

92 Face-to-Face

13 Mount Cook

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White Horse Hill Camping Ground

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$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

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  • Basic Camping

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Ben

Ranking: 10/10

Best place to stay right next to Mount Cook

Reviewed 14 days ago

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Antoine

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 about 1 month ago

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Jim Henderson

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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 4 months ago

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Edward

Ranking: 9/10

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

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Monkeyalan

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 5 months ago

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Linda

Ranking: 8/10

Price:$15,00 for one night p.p
Location: fantastic view
Insects: no
Wc’s: clean
Douche: no

It’s busy so be there on time. It's great to make a walk and enjoy the wonderful nature!

Reviewed 11 months ago

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Robert Adler

Ranking: 10/10

This was a great DOC campsite - the space is very open and you can't beat the views. Plus, the toilet facilities are very good and plentiful. I had no problem spending $15 per person for this site.

Reviewed 12 months ago

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Thangs

Ranking: 9/10

We stayed on a good day when we could see the mountains surrounding us - this was fantastic. It is a popular and crowded site given that there aren’t many sites at Mt Cook itself. There are toilets but no showers. A shelter too. Next to the Hooker Valley Track.

Reviewed 12 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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