White Horse Hill Campground

White Horse Hill Campground - Hooker Valley - Aoraki/Mount / Mt Cook

White Horse Hill Campground

Hooker Valley - Aoraki/Mount / Mt Cook


230 Rankers Reviews

92 Face-to-Face

11 Mount Cook


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White Horse Hill Camping Ground


Camp beneath magnificent alpine scenery including Mt Sefton. Enjoy a variety of walks from the valley floor to mountain tops.

Facilities are basic but the views are top notch. The White Horse Hill campsite is also the start point of many popular walks.

Hot showers at public shelter in village (2.5 km from campsite)

Bookings are open for stays from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.
From 2 November 2020, bookings are required all year.

A $10 service fee applies to all phone, email and in-person bookings.
Your booking will be for a site, which will be allocated or selected on arrival.


Feature Value Info


South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzieMount Cook


  • Basic Camping


Showing 13 reviews of 221.

Alice's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

A good spot to stay if you're wanting to do walks in the area. Kitchen/cooking area was spacious, toilets were fine, no showers. Landscape is stunning and the walks are great!

Reviewed 4 days ago

Becci's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely fantastic site, big kitchen shelter with tables for stormy days and plenty of toilets all flushing ones in use in the summertime. Close to the walks and a walk into the village if you want to or a very short drive.

Reviewed 7 days ago

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Jim H

Ranking: 10/10

The best place close to mount cook, there are plenty of public toilets and water tanks to wash.

Reviewed 12 days ago

Jo's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful campsite at the foot of the mountains. Grassy and gravel spots to park up or pitch a tent. A few picnic tables scattered about. A large shelter, bins, flushing toilets and sinks. No showers at campsite and toilets not very clean. Drinking water available from outside tap. A very confident family of Paradise ducks live here too!

Reviewed 2 months ago

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Erna's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Great spot, close to alot of the walks I wanted to do. Plenty of parking and tables available. Clean toilet facilities, the one we parked close to was unfortunately shut due to the winter period but there were other toilets close. Lots of wildlife (rabbits and birds), was sad not to see any Kea but i guess we were unlucky!
There is a registration area, only accepts cash and a DOC officer comes through in the morning to do eftpos if you didn't have cash (about 8:30ish he passed through). Would visit again!

Reviewed 4 months ago

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 9 months 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 10 months 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 10 months ago

Ben's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Best place to stay right next to Mount Cook

Reviewed 11 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 12 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 about 1 year 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 about 1 year 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 over 1 year ago

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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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