DOC Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park Visitor Centre is staffed by DOC rangers who have firsthand, in-depth local knowledge. We provide information about:
•Walks and hiking - short walks, multi-day hikes, Great Walks
•Track conditions, weather, and safety
•Hut and Campsite bookings
•Local stories, legends and history - our nature, our people
• Gateway to Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park
56 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 5.
So informative and free! Would have paid!
Interesting history of mountain climbing and walking in the area. Well worth a visit. Displays about different rescues and an eye opening video about the glaciers and the mountains.
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Opening hours are 8.30-5pm every day. Thought I would add that information as I couldn't find it when we were on our way there. Very informative visitor centre and the best for nature. Great views too!
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Beautiful centre. You can spend a couple of hours learning about the history of the alpines in Mt Cook and the fauna and flora of the surroundings. Clean, well presented, friendly staff and all the information you need to plan your treks. A great visit!
Anssens Weber Florie Brian
One of the best scenic view of NZ. Good weather, an amazing blue Lake.
Well set out, educational about the local area and history. Great interaction models which help describe the area. Good local knowledge by staff.
Very informative and interesting.
The exhibition was amazing, very interesting and loads of information. The ladies at the welcome desk were extremely nice and helpful.
Really friendly and helpful and there is a little museum included which was interesting and for free.
We got information about the tracks, especially with baby backpacks (so that they would not take too long or be too steep).
Lots of information; warm on a cold day.
Very nice, I was really surprised the first time I went in.