Mount Cook National Park

Mount Cook National Park which includes mountains, landscape views and tranquil scenes
Choose two or more items and save on your trip:
Choose two or more items and save on your trip:
Ski on a glacier, enjoy hot springs and tackle the peak where Sir Edmund Hillary trained for Everest in this spectacular part of New Zealand.

Mount Cook National Park is a fantastic place to enjoy New Zealand’s winter, with skiing and snow sports, hot springs, and snow-capped mountains and glaciers sparkling in the sun. During summer, water sports and hiking are popular. Enjoy the scenic beauty while hiking near mountain peaks, beech forests and a landscape carved by glacial movement.

The park has hikes suited to all levels of fitness. Listen for fantails and kea parrots in the beech forest on the short Governor’s Bush Walk. The Kea Point and Glencoe walks are also short and easy, with rewarding Mount Cook views. For a longer walk, admire the mountain’s beauty from the 4-hour-long Hooker Valley Track which runs to the Hooker Glacier. Rest at Mount Cook Village and enjoy a hearty meal in one of the cosy restaurants or bars.

Adventurers can join a Mount Cook mountaineering expedition. Sir Edmund Hillary used the mountain to train for his historic Mount Everest climb. Mountaineering courses, not for the fainthearted, are offered on the peaks.

Head to Tekapo Springs to get warm in the hot pools. Enjoy views of mountain snowcaps from the outdoor pools or try the outdoor ice-skating rink, open between April and September. You can even try snow tubing. Nearby Lake Tekapo is a great base during the summer for horse riding, water skiing, mountain biking and boat cruises exploring the lake and its islands.

Ski atop the Tasman Glacier. Ski planes will fly you in over the stunning landscape for your adventure. In warmer months, catch a boat from Mount Cook Village to the glacier or take a guided kayaking tour to explore the terminus lake where icebergs form caverns and bridges.

Accommodation at Mount Cook and Lake Tekapo ranges from camping and backpacker lodging to five-star spa-resorts. It’s 261 kilometres (162 miles) to the national park from Queenstown and 329 kilometres (204 miles) from Christchurch. The villages of Mount Cook, Lake Tekapo and Twizel are all within an hour’s drive of each other.

168 Cheap Hotels Near Mount Cook National Park

Aoraki Mount Cook Alpine Lodge
Aoraki Mount Cook Alpine Lodge
4 out of 5
101 Bowen Drive, Mount Cook, 7946
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$185 per night from 30 Aug. to 31 Aug.
Stay at this 4-star guesthouse in Mount Cook. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (332 reviews)
"Nice accommodation in an amazing location."

Reviewed on 28 Jun. 2022

Aoraki Mount Cook Alpine Lodge
The Hermitage Hotel Mount Cook
The Hermitage Hotel Mount Cook
4.5 out of 5
89 Terrace Road, Mount Cook National Park, Mount Cook, 7999
The price is NZ$277 per night from 22 Aug. to 23 Aug.
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Mount Cook. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,000 reviews)
"good stsff"

Reviewed on 10 Aug. 2022

The Hermitage Hotel Mount Cook
Aoraki Court Motel
Aoraki Court Motel
3.5 out of 5
26 Bowen Drive, Mount Cook, 7946
The price is NZ$285 per night from 21 Aug. to 22 Aug.
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly motel in Mount Cook. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (761 reviews)
"Great location, well equipped kitchenette, heated bathroom floors, friendly staff"

Reviewed on 3 Aug. 2022

Aoraki Court Motel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit


Top Mount Cook National Park Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Rainforest Retreat
Rainforest Retreat
4 out of 5
46 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier, 7886
The price is NZ$84 per night from 3 Sep. to 4 Sep.
Rainforest Retreat
The Hermitage Hotel Mount Cook
The Hermitage Hotel Mount Cook
4.5 out of 5
89 Terrace Road, Mount Cook National Park, Mount Cook, 7999
The price is NZ$277 per night from 22 Aug. to 23 Aug.
The Hermitage Hotel Mount Cook
Aoraki Court Motel
Aoraki Court Motel
3.5 out of 5
26 Bowen Drive, Mount Cook, 7946
The price is NZ$285 per night from 21 Aug. to 22 Aug.
Aoraki Court Motel
Aoraki Mount Cook Alpine Lodge
Aoraki Mount Cook Alpine Lodge
4 out of 5
101 Bowen Drive, Mount Cook, 7946
The price is NZ$185 per night from 30 Aug. to 31 Aug.
Aoraki Mount Cook Alpine Lodge
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier
4 out of 5
36 Main Road, State Highway 6, Franz Josef Glacier, 7886
The price is NZ$207 per night from 19 Sep. to 20 Sep.
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier
Punga Grove
Punga Grove
3 out of 5
Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier, 7886
The price is NZ$108 per night from 30 Aug. to 31 Aug.
Punga Grove
Rainforest Deluxe
Rainforest Deluxe
46 Cron St, Franz Josef Glacier, West Coast, 7886
The price is NZ$290 per night from 3 Sep. to 4 Sep.
Rainforest Deluxe
The Terrace
The Terrace
4 out of 5
Cowan Street, Franz Josef Glacier, 7856
The price is NZ$115 per night from 21 Aug. to 22 Aug.
The Terrace
10 Cottages
10 Cottages
3 out of 5
15 Cowan Street, Franz Josef Glacier, South Westland, 7856
The price is NZ$118 per night from 29 Aug. to 30 Aug.
10 Cottages
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.