VISIT Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park:
Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park was established in 1953, and has a total area of 178,321 acres (279 square miles, or 722 square kilometers).
|Address||1 Larch Grove, Canterbury, South Island, 7999|
|Phone||+64 3 435 1186|
|Hours||Summer peak season (October – April) 8:30 am – 5:00 pm; Winter off-peak season (May – September) 8:30 am – 4:30 pm|
|Learn More||Official Website|
When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation
We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park is.
Our data shows the best months to visit Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park are April, May, June & July.
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Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park Road Trips
Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park is visited.
|Trip Name||Trip Miles||Trip Days|
Other Nearby National Park Sites
From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park.
|Westland Tai Poutini National Park||18 km|
|Mount Aspiring National Park||136 km|
|Arthur’s Pass National Park||140 km|
|Paparoa National Park||198 km|
|Nelson Lakes National Park||266 km|
|Fiordland National Park||314 km|
|Kahurangi National Park||334 km|
When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park.
|Christchurch International Airport||CHC||Christchurch,||183 km|
|Wellington International Airport||WLG||Wellington,||449 km|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park.
|Timaru Airport||TIU||,||110 km|
|Hokitika Airfield||HKK||,||114 km|
|Wanaka Airport||WKA||Wanaka,||149 km|
|Oamaru Airport||OAM||,||166 km|
|Queenstown International Airport||ZQN||Queenstown,||200 km|
|Westport Airport||WSZ||,||232 km|
|Dunedin International Airport||DUD||Dunedin,||259 km|
Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.