Hooker Valley Track

3 hrs (return)

10 km

Caractéristiques

  • Glacier lake
  • Hooker River
  • Swingbridges

Proximity

GRADE: EASY

Some sections may be rocky or muddy.

One of the most popular walks in Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park. Pass through Hooker Valley and walk beside the Hooker River.

Christchurch - Canterbury
Hooker Valley Track, Christchurch - Canterbury

By Fraser Gunn

Christchurch - Canterbury
Lac du glacier Hooker, Christchurch - Canterbury

By Fraser Gunn

Christchurch - Canterbury
Vallée de Hooker, mont Cook, Christchurch - Canterbury

By Miles Holden

Christchurch - Canterbury
Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, Christchurch - Canterbury

By Fraser Clements

Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park is a rugged land of ice and rock. Walking one of the tracks is the best way to experience this ancient landscape.

The track leads up the Hooker Valley and along the Hooker River, ending at the glacier lake, where there are amazing views of Aoraki/Mount Cook on a clear day. Along the way you will cross three swingbridges and encounter picturesque icebergs, glaciers and majestic mountains that will have you reaching for your camera at every turn.

Department of Conservation

Click the link below for more information and detailed maps about this trail.

Hooker Valley Track

More information

Getting there

Begin your walk at the Visitor Centre or White Horse Hill campground/carpark (at the end of Hooker Valley Rd off State Highway 80).

Need to know

Weather can change quickly in alpine environments so be prepared for variable weather conditions.

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