67 Rankers Reviews
17 DOC Centres
16 Mount Cook
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
South Island ▷ Mount Cook - MacKenzie ▷ Mount Cook
Operating Season And Hours
Oct-April 8:30am-5:00pm daily
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Place is nice and has a lot of interesting things to see and a beautiful view
The knowledge and service of the DOC personnel could however be improved and was way better in other locations
Awesome spot, beautiful glaciers!
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Pretty basic, but what a great view in the morning. Toilets were OK, but you wouldn't eat your dinner in there.
So informative and free! Would have paid!
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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!
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.