The Hooker Valley Track is the most popular walk in the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park. This 3 hour, 10 km (6 miles return) walk is family-friendly and will reward you with stunning views of New Zealand’s highest mountain, Aoraki/Mount Cook.

Track Details

Distance: 10 km (6.2 miles) return, via the same track starting from White Horse Hill campground. Add another 3.5 km if starting from the DOC visitor centre.
Walking Time: 3 – 4 hours return. Add another 1 hour if starting from the DOC visitor centre.
Fitness Level: Low to moderate
Start Elevation: 763m
End Elevation: 887m
Elevation Gain: 124m (407 feet)
Track Type: A well formed gravel track with a section of wooden boardwalk.
GPX File: Download Hooker Valley Track GPX file

Want to see photos from the Hooker Valley Track and read about our experience there? Visit Walking the Hooker Valley Track.

Track Route Map & Elevation Profile

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Hooker Valley Track: -43.704367, 170.107498

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Hooker Valley Track Elevation Profile

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Topographic map data on this page is sourced from the LINZ Data Service https://data.linz.govt.nz/ and licensed by LINZ for re-use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 New Zealand licence. Elevation data is sourced from NASA’s SRTM1 (Space Shuttle Radar Topography Mission) database.