Mount Cook Village

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Mount Cook Village
Mount Cook Village is located in New Zealand
Mount Cook Village
Mount Cook Village
Coordinates: 43°44′0″S 170°5′40″E / 43.73333°S 170.09444°E / -43.73333; 170.09444Coordinates: 43°44′0″S 170°5′40″E / 43.73333°S 170.09444°E / -43.73333; 170.09444
Country New Zealand
Island South Island
Region Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park
Government
 • Territorial Authority Mackenzie District Council
 • Regional council Environment Canterbury
Population
 • Total 250

Mount Cook Village is located within New Zealand's Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, 12 kilometres south of Aoraki/Mount Cook's summit.

It has a small permanent population of around 250,[1] but caters to a steady flow of around 250,000 visitors per year[1] with a wide range of facilities and accommodation.

An international style hotel, The Hermitage[2] the name of which dates back to the original hotel built in 1884, is a prominent and popular location in the village, and is sometimes used as an alternative name for the settlement, but there are also motels, backpacker accommodation - and a small camping ground. Commercial operations run 4WD safaris, boating on the glacier lakes, horse treks, fishing, and scenic flights including landing on the glaciers, while there are a wide range of nearby walks and climbs

The village is home to the park's visitor centre,[3] and the starting point for climbers, hunters[4] and trampers visiting the many huts.[5]

Panorama of Hooker valley with Mount Cook Village on left

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