Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park

Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park

DOC Visitor Centre

Reviews

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Allen

Ranking: 4/10

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

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Tobi Guga

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome spot, beautiful glaciers!

Reviewed over 3 years 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 3 years ago

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Claire

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

So informative and free! Would have paid!

Reviewed over 3 years 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 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Ixtaso Roncal

Spain

Ranking: 9/10

Fantastic!

Reviewed over 4 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 4 years ago

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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 4 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 almost 5 years ago

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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.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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David McIntosh

Ranking: 8/10

Very informative and interesting.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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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 5 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 5 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 5 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Logan Leduc

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Lots of information; warm on a cold day.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in November 2014

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Barthelemy

France

Ranking: 9/10

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

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Tarillon Family

France

Ranking: 9/10

Good exhibitions with video documentary and good information about the story of this area.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Coralie Ambrosino

France

Ranking: 7/10

Good information.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Calvin Becker

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great site with an amazing view, great architecture and friendly staff.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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isabel Zander

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

So many information about the mountain. You could see a lot (pictures and stuff). Almost seemed to be a museum.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Caroline Hennache

France

Ranking: 8/10

Good information and facilities. Small museum and exhibitions are nice.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Marek Heiurich

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Precise and helpful information.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Chris Wainman

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Very informative - from current weather to the areas history.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Linda Wainman

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

More than just an information centre. Lots of good information and history of the area - very interesting.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Ruud Biemans

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Useful information concerning a hike.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Marius Hoffmann

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Friendly, informative, good solving for a problem.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Henrik Suefke

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Great displays, more information than you could read (at least if you have kids), movie presentation and clear advice.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Ene Pold

Estonia

Ranking: 9/10

Great place, we spent half of a very rainy day here and could have stayed longer!

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Julien Joubert-Gaillard

France

Ranking: 7/10

The place is great. Free museum. A pity you have to pay $1 or $2 for walking track maps when you see they are all very well indicated with signs everywhere.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Karen Garvin

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Friendly and helpful staff, beautiful new facility - worth a visit and a nice alternative to the too costly Sir Edmund Hilary Centre.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Denise Ewbank

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Great information display of mountaineering at Mount Cook, helpful staff with advice on suitable walks for the time we had available.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Sarah Christman

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Informative staff.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Sarah Strong

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic place. Good shop, nice toilets, good knowledge about tracks, weather and more. Fantastic exhibition about climbing in the area.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Sarah

France

Ranking: 9/10

Wonderful place which is a mix between museum and i-SITE. There were a lot of books, maps, documentation and the staff were nice.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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F Ballard

France

Ranking: 9/10

A lot of useful information. Well welcomed.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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G Ballard

France

Ranking: 10/10

Plenty of information on mountain tracks, and about mountains rocks and wildlife. New and very pleasant.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Michael Rohn

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Good information.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Stina Hultberg

Sweden

Ranking: 10/10

An amazing DoC, like a museum. Nice staff too.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Mathieu Brias

France

Ranking: 8/10

Interesting exhibition on Mount Cook history.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2013

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Claire Lieval

France

Ranking: 9/10

Free and interesting exhibition on Mt Cook history. Competent personnel. Clean toilet.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Wouter Bosch

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Nice museum about the history of Mt Cook.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Thomas Roche

France

Ranking: 9/10

Good information about all I needed. Day walks, accommodation and weather.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in December 2013

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Glenda

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Probably the best Visitor Centre in NZ - helpful staff, fantastic building and views, informative museum/displays about the area

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Marc Greeve

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful I-site, nice people, lots of information and a little expo bout Mt Cook. Worth a visit.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in December 2013

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Kiki Wykstra

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Great info, very well set up and informative. Beautiful location.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Audrey Ripoche

France

Ranking: 7/10

Very good maps on the wall to locate the walks around. The staff are very helpful. But the best part is the small museum below: go and have a look, it is very nice!!

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Sven Woelk

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Good information about the tracks.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Christin Woelk

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Was very good.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Veronica and Jordi

Spain

Ranking: 9/10

We talked with different people from the staff and we were very surprised, as all of them were very kind and helpful. Very well stocked with information.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Katharina Littlemann

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Helpful staff.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Fraser Goldsmith

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Well set up centre with very interesting displays on the geography of the area and mountaineering history.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Maxime

France

Ranking: 10/10

Very well documented and beautiful museum.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Stefan and Brigit and Janek

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Good access by car, bus, campervan or even by foot. Information for every facility and activities around the area. Moreover information and history of tracks and mountain is provided.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Natalie Nubler

Germany

Ranking: 3/10

Bad opening hours, camping ground not easy to find by signs.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Annie

England

Ranking: 9/10

Well informed, keen to help. Very very friendly.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Kali Lohman

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Go downstairs to watch a free documentary about the Search and Rescue Teams endeavours at Mt Cook. Well worth it.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Oliver Kalmbach

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Friendly and good information.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Jacquemard

France

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Karsten Meyer

Germany

Ranking: 5/10

Well equipped with leaflets but not deeply knowledgable when asked simple things like the weather.......

Reviewed almost 8 years ago