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Start your journey through New Zealand's stunning landscapes at a Department of Conservation (DOC) Visitor Centre. Information about conservation areas, as well as DOC's 14,000 km of tracks, 9 Great Walks, and network of 950 huts and 324 campsites.

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
•Heritage sites
•Cycleways
•Maps
•Marine reserves
•Conservation projects
•Local stories, legends and history - our nature, our people

• Gateway to Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park

Aoraki / Mt Cook NP Visitor Centre - Photo: Mike Langford

Aoraki / Mt Cook NP Visitor Centre - Photo: Mike Langford

Contact Details

Email: mtcookvc@doc.govt.nz

Phone: +64-3-4351186

Mount Cook Address:
1 Larch Grove, Mt Cook 7999

Operating Season And Hours: Oct-April 8:30am-5:00pm daily May-Sept 8:30am-4:30pm daily

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Claire

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

So informative and free! Would have paid!

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Anna

Ireland

Ranking: 10/10

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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Ixtaso Roncal

Spain

Ranking: 9/10

Fantastic!

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Nancy Blindell

Ranking: 10/10

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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Diego Pablos

Spain

Ranking: 10/10

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!

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Anssens Weber Florie Brian

France

Ranking: 9/10

One of the best scenic view of NZ. Good weather, an amazing blue Lake.

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Dawn Mulligan

Ranking: 9/10

Well set out, educational about the local area and history. Great interaction models which help describe the area. Good local knowledge by staff.

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David McIntosh

Ranking: 8/10

Very informative and interesting.

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Fanny DeBon

France

Ranking: 9/10

The exhibition was amazing, very interesting and loads of information. The ladies at the welcome desk were extremely nice and helpful.

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Oliver Andres

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Really friendly and helpful and there is a little museum included which was interesting and for free.

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Corinna Fallenbuchel

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

We got information about the tracks, especially with baby backpacks (so that they would not take too long or be too steep).

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Logan Leduc

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Lots of information; warm on a cold day.

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Barthelemy

France

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice, I was really surprised the first time I went in.

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