New Zealand Camping - South Island:
Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park
(
White Horse Hill Campground)

New Zealand Camping - Mount Cook National Park: view from Mount Sefton of the campground in the valley below

ADDRESS / TEL / GPS coordinates:

White Horse Hill Conservation Campsite

At the end of Hooker Valley Road (off Highway 80)

2.5km from Mount Cook Village

Mount Cook National Park

Canterbury

South Island

New Zealand

43.7184S 170.0920E


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WHAT MAKES IT REAL?

LOCATION...

NZ Camping - Mount Cook National Park: White Horse Hill Campground at the foot of Mount Sefton


This DOC camp ground is in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, right at the foot of snow capped Mount Sefton. It’s a fantastic location, with amazing walks and jaw dropping scenery all around.

For great views of the valley floor, including the camp ground and Mount Cook Village do the steep hike up Mount Sefton to the tarns or the hut (if you can manage the extra bit). The views are incredible!

The best campsite (in our opinion anyway) is the last site on your right, just before the turning circle (near the toilet block).


NZ Camping - Mount Cook Lilly at Mount Cook National Park


It is only a 30 minute walk (and a pretty walk too) to Mount Cook Village if you fancy going out for a few drinks or for dinner. We just walked here for drinks, but it made a really nice change from our usual beer in the campervan at the end of the day.

The facilities at the Camp ground were updated in 2011 and are nice and clean.

There are some sandflies here, but nothing too bad (phew!).

PRICE:

$10 per adult, $5 per child per child (5-17 years old), under 5’s are free

SIZE:

50 campervan/RV camping sites

50 tent camping sites

OPENING TIMES:

All year

HOW TO BOOK:

First come first served

NUMBER OF NIGHTS YOU CAN STAY:

Unknown

Cheap New Zealand Camping - Mount Cook National Park: White Horse Hill Campground

FACILITIES:

  • Gravel floor campsites/pitches
  • Area for pitching tent
  • Toilets
  • Sinks
  • Water
  • Picnic tables/benches
  • Restaurants/bars, visitor centre and activities in Mount Cook Village (a 5 minute drive or 30 minute walk)

Note: No drinking water. No campfires

PETS ALLOWED?

No

ROAD SURFACE:

Tarmac

ROAD SURFACE IN CAMPGROUND:

Gravel

ACTIVITIES:

  • Hiking (several great hikes from the camp ground)
  • Mountain biking
  • Tour-led activities (from Mount Cook Village)


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