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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226 Rankers Reviews

92 Face-to-Face

13 Mount Cook

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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.

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South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzieMount Cook

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  • Basic Camping

Reviews

Showing 13 reviews of 217.

Erna's avatar

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 25 days 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 6 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!
FABULOUS!!!!!!!

Reviewed 7 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 8 months ago

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Ben

Ranking: 10/10

Best place to stay right next to Mount Cook

Reviewed 8 months 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 9 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 12 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 12 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 about 1 year 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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year ago

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A&S

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely loved this place. Was perfect for self contained vehicles and those who pitched their tents. Great flushing toilets and a shelter to chill (keep warm) in. Friendly ducks and rabbits roaming around, and awesome trails to walk. Don’t forget to sign in and pay, as the DOC workers do the rounds. A&S

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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