White Horse Hill Campground

White Horse Hill Campground

Hooker Valley - Aoraki/Mount / Mt Cook



192 Rankers Reviews

92 Face-to-Face

99 Basic Camping

14 Mount Cook



White Horse Hill Camping Ground


$13 (adults), $6.50 (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.


Feature Value Info


South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzieMount Cook


  • Basic Camping





  • Campervan/Tent Site

    Number of campervan sites - 50. Number of tent sites - 50.

    Adult $13/day
    Child $6.50/day


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TP&MM's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

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.

Reviewed 5 months ago

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KyleV's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

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.

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Tash & Laura

Ranking: 8/10

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

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Marie van Tol


Ranking: 8/10

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.

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Ranking: 8/10

One of the most crowded places we have experience throughout our trip, so dont arrive too late. All in all its super nice, for $13 pp, you get basic toilets, drinkable water and incredible views!

Reviewed 6 months ago

Marty's avatar


Ranking: 4/10

Very very crowded place. Need to be there early, to get a comfortable spot.

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Heather Abbott

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Great location in Mt cook national Park. Many walks right outside your doorstep. Gets pretty busy by the evening, we arrived around 2pm on a summer Saturday and had plenty of options for our campervan. Gets more filled in by 6-8pm but stays pretty quiet. Flush toilets and clean sinks for water, dishes, etc. Great spot to take some twilight walks for star gazing or listening to avalanches.

Reviewed 7 months ago

André's avatar


Ranking: 6/10

I am travelling alone in a campervan. Charge is 13 NZD. Very crowded and toilettes were not clean. The view is perfect and you can start early. But I would not stay again. The "kitchen" is only a shelter with sinks.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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