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    New Zealand,  We12hike

    Mueller Hut hike New Zealand: all you need to know!

    Mueller Hut hike in New Zealand: all you need to know! In 2011 I visited Mount Cook National Park in New Zealand for the first time. After spending 24 hours in this amazing masterpiece of mother nature, I returned home but kept in mind that I’d come back one day. Because there had been a sign on the Kea Point Track, towards Mueller Hut. Once home I looked up Mueller Hut and realized that this must be one of New Zealand’s most amazing hikes. In 2011 I made the decision to hike to Mueller Hut and in 2018 I came back to actually do so. Here is my story!  …

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    Things to do in Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand

    Things to do in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand If there’s one place in New Zealand where I’d easily spend all my time, it would definitely be Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park. Over the past decade I’ve been here three times and I would go back again without hesitation. To me, Mt Cook National Park is one of the prettiest places in New Zealand and yet despite the number of tourists increasing each year, it’s a must if you are traveling in New Zealand.   [Note that this article was first called 24 hrs in Mt Cook and published in 2014. I recently updated it with new…

  • Mt Cook hikes
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    Hiking in New Zealand: the best Mt Cook hikes

    Hiking in New Zealand – an overview of the best Mt Cook hikes Welcome to my atricle about one of my favorite places in New Zealand: Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park. As an avid hiker I went to Mt Cook National Park no less than three times over the past couple of years and despite the number of tourists increasing and the glaciers receding, to me this will always be a magical place. In this article I’ll first share the best Mt Cook hikes with you, followed by my favorite Mt Cook camping sites, other places to stay in Mount Cook Village and basically anything else you need to…

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    Hiking the Hooker Valley Track in Aoraki / Mount Cook

    Hiking the Hooker Valley Track – New Zealand’s most scenic half day hike The Hooker Valley Track in Mount Cook / Aoraki National Park is by far one of the best half day hikes you can do on New Zealand’s South Island. It’s a relatively easy hike so anyone who is in basic shape and doesn’t mind walking for three hours, should be able to complete this hike without too much trouble. I have hiked nearly every track in Mount Cook National Park and this is by far the most scenic. Over the past years I hiked the Hooker Valley Trail no less than three times and would gladly do…