1. Spectacular Scenery: Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park boasts some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes on Earth. Towering snow-capped peaks, shimmering glaciers, and crystal-clear lakes paint a picture-perfect winter wonderland. Families can immerse themselves in the beauty of nature, there are plenty of short walks that can be enjoyed by all ages in all seasons.

2. Stargazing Opportunities: Aoraki/Mount Cook is renowned for its clear night skies, making it a prime spot for stargazing. Families can bundle up and venture outside to witness the brilliance of the Milky Way stretching across the heavens. Guided stargazing tours provide fascinating insights into the constellations, planets, and celestial phenomena, offering a magical experience for both kids and adults alike.

3. Dive into the history: A visit to the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre is a great activity for families. Learn about the region's rich mountaineering history and the remarkable achievements of Sir Edmund Hillary, the first person to summit Mount Everest. The exhibits and presentations offer valuable insights into the natural and cultural heritage of the area. The movie theatre shows a variety of educational short films and documentaries on the region.

4. Family-friendly accommodation: The Hermitage is the perfect place to stay for your cosy family winter trip. There is a variety of family-friendly room options including motel units that have a kitchenette if you want some flexibility around mealtimes. Or make the most of the weekend and stay in a Premium Room with two queen beds that sleeps up to four people. We can also provide interconnecting rooms for bigger families. During Australian and New Zealand School holidays, kids eat Free at the Hermitage Hotel. For every paying adult one child eats free in Alpine Restaurant so you can enjoy breakfast and dinner while taking in the view of Aoraki/Mount Cook.

5. Guided Tours and Activities: For families seeking guided experiences, Aoraki/Mount Cook offers a variety of tours and activities tailored to different interests and age groups. Whether it's a guided glacier hike, a scenic helicopter flight, or skiing on the Tasman Glacier, families can explore the wonders of the national park with knowledgeable guides who ensure both safety and enjoyment for all participants.

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