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Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park is a rugged land of ice and rock, with 19 peaks over 3,000 metres including New Zealand's highest mountain, Aoraki / Mount Cook.
There are several short walks around Aoraki / Mount Cook village, many of which are well-graded and easy to access. The tracks offer views of the majestic Aoraki / Mount Cook and the surrounding area with native alpine bush.
Take a walk in the Tasman Valley. The Tasman Glacier, which is 29 km long and up to 3 km wide can be viewed from the short walks that start from the Blue Lakes Shelter.
The mountainous area also attracts expert climbers, prepared for a challenge.
For up-to-date local information, visit the Department of Conservation (DOC) Aoraki / Mount Cook Visitor Centre.
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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.