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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

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Maps

Contact

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

58 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 5.

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Tobi Guga

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome spot, beautiful glaciers!

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in February 2017

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Gerry Boobis

United Kingdom

Ranking: 6/10

Pretty basic, but what a great view in the morning. Toilets were OK, but you wouldn't eat your dinner in there.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Claire

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

So informative and free! Would have paid!

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in October 2016

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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.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in November 2016

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Ixtaso Roncal

Spain

Ranking: 9/10

Fantastic!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in October 2015

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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!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Thank You - to the thousands of travellers that have contributed to our Top Voted NZ Activities Map - it's free from Rankers.

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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!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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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.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Dawn Mulligan's avatar

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.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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David McIntosh

Ranking: 8/10

Very informative and interesting.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in January 2015

Award-1-24px Congratulations Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park - DOC Visitor Centre

Top Ranked Awards 2015 DOC Visitor Centres Winner

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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.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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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.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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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).

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2014

58 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 5.

Tobi Guga's avatar

Tobi Guga

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome spot, beautiful glaciers!

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in February 2017

Gerry Boobis's avatar

Gerry Boobis

United Kingdom

Ranking: 6/10

Pretty basic, but what a great view in the morning. Toilets were OK, but you wouldn't eat your dinner in there.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Conservation Campsite Pass

Save up to 70% on campsite fees! Support conservation and experience the natural beauty of NZ. 93 Department of Conservation campsites, one convenient pass.

Get the Pass

Claire's avatar

Claire

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

So informative and free! Would have paid!

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in October 2016

Anna's avatar

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.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in November 2016

Top Ranked NZ Deals Pass

Access savings worth hundreds of $$ on Top Ranked NZ Accommodation and Activities for just $1 per day.

Get deals pass

Ixtaso Roncal's avatar

Ixtaso Roncal

Spain

Ranking: 9/10

Fantastic!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in October 2015

Nancy Blindell's avatar

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!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Thank You - to the thousands of travellers that have contributed to our Top Voted NZ Activities Map - it's free from Rankers.

Diego Pablos's avatar

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!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in December 2015

Anssens Weber Florie Brian's avatar

Anssens Weber Florie Brian

France

Ranking: 9/10

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

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Camping NZ App Icon

Camping NZ App

Every camping site on your iPhone™, iPad™ or Android™ phone or tablet. Avoid camping penalties using this council approved app. Featuring offline maps.

Download from the App Store Download Android app on Google Play

Dawn Mulligan's avatar

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.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in January 2015

David McIntosh's avatar

David McIntosh

Ranking: 8/10

Very informative and interesting.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in January 2015

Award-1-24px Congratulations Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park - DOC Visitor Centre

Top Ranked Awards 2015 DOC Visitor Centres Winner

Fanny DeBon's avatar

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.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2014

Oliver Andres's avatar

Oliver Andres

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

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

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2014

Corinna Fallenbuchel's avatar

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).

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2014