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Ultimate Hikes Aoraki Mt Cook Day Walks

Ultimate Hikes Aoraki/Mt Cook Day Walks is a guided half or full day walk up the Hooker Valley. Our knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides will tell you all about the unique flora and fauna of the region and local history as you trek through this amazing landscape whilst providing breathtaking views of some of New Zealand's highest and most enthralling peaks.

From The Hermitage Hotel we head to the White Horse Hill camping ground.

Our guided half day nature tour is a stunning 4.5km return trek along the well-maintained track. The journey takes in the poignant Alpine Memorial and passes over the turbulent Hooker River by swingbridge to unsurpassed vistas of Aoraki Mount Cook's south face and the surrounding glaciers.

The full day guided walk continues to the beautiful terminal lake of the Hooker Glacier, a 13.5km return trek.

Daily departures all year round, weather dependant.


To book or check availability for our Japanese half or full day guided walks, please contact our reservations team direct.

View Ultimate Hikes Aoraki/Mt Cook Day Walk Options

  • English Half Day 9:00 am Departure

    Morning Tour
    Departs: 9.00am
    Returns: 12.30pm

    Afternoon Tour
    Departs: 1.30pm
    Returns: 4.30pm

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  • English Full Day 9:00 am Departure
    English Full Day 9:00 am Departure

    Departs: 9.00am
    Returns: 4.00pm

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Half day approximately 3.5 hours

Full day approximately 7 hours

What to bring

A small day pack
Walking boot or shoes
Warm clothing
Waterproof jacket

What is supplied

A waterproof jacket can be provided if required.

Please ensure that you are dressed appropriately and have appropriate footwear to undertake the walk.

A packed lunch is supplied on the full day guided walk option

Weather Conditions

Ultimate Hikes Aoraki/Mt Cook Day Walks operate in almost all weather conditions. However, the safety and enjoyment of our customers and staff are paramount and should we need to cancel due to extreme weather a full refund will be offered.

Cancellation Policy

Within 48 hours of departure - 50% of the total price
Within 24 hours of departure - 100% of the total price