White Horse Hill Campground

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

White Horse Hill Campground

Hooker Valley - Aoraki/Mount / Mt Cook

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233 Rankers Reviews

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White Horse Hill Camping Ground

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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.

Notices

  • Boil water at White Horse Hill Campground

    Boil water before use. 

    First published on 13 May 2022. Last reviewed on 24 May 2022.

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Organisation

DOC Canterbury

Central government organisation

Location

South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzieMount Cook

Categories

  • Basic Camping

Reviews

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Hannah

Ranking: 9/10

Really nice doc camp, unfortunately theres no lights in the dining/kitchen room so bring a lantern if you plan to use that area. Other than that it is well maintained and clean with good facilities, awesome walks and incredible views. $15 per night so not bad for the facilities and location

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Jenny

Ranking: 8/10

Good views of the mountains and the campground is right at the start of the Hooker Valley walk. Good toilets with lights at night.

Reviewed 2 months ago

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Paige

Ranking: 9/10

Awesome place! Stay here for awesome walks just very cold!! Toilets are okay - been to better Doc with better toilets

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Alice

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 6 months ago

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Becci

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 6 months 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 6 months ago

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Jo

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 8 months ago

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Erna

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 9 months ago

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Mel

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 about 1 year 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!
FABULOUS!!!!!!!

Reviewed over 1 year 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 over 1 year ago

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Ben

Ranking: 10/10

Best place to stay right next to Mount Cook

Reviewed over 1 year 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 over 1 year 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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Cymen Crick

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