Fly in a ski plane and a helicopter on the same day for an unforgettable experience of Aoraki/Mount Cook. Land on the Tasman Glacier and enjoy the incredible mountain views.
Mount Cook Village is located within New Zealand’s Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park at the end of State Highway 80 – 15 kilometres south of the summit of the country’s highest mountain, the mighty Aoraki/Mt Cook.
The quaint village caters for a large influx of tourists each year, whilst the nearest supermarket is located in Twizel (65km away), Aoraki/Mt Cook Village is home to great accommodation options.
With a range of helicopter and ski plane experiences, along with an amazing collection of walks in the Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park, you won’t find yourself bored!
Book one of our amazing experiences and we will offer complimentary transport from your accommodation in the Aoraki/Mt Cook village.
Pukaki Luxury Suites offer the amazing, unique experience of staying in a luxury suite above the hangar of New Zealand’s most spectacular skydiving experience, Skydive Mt Cook, at Pukaki Airport, Twizel. We offer a variety of accommodation, from our Luxury Suites that come with complimentary Wine, Fudge and Continental Breakfast to our Standard Suites and the wheelchair friendly Suite 1 which provides great accessibility on the ground floor c/w door front parking and an open shower bathroom.
With all the excitement of staying onsite you can opt to skydive yourself or choose to sit on the balcony soaking in the sun with a glass of wine and watching the parachutists as they float back to earth against the incredible backdrop of Aoraki Mt Cook. Talk to us about our exclusive Skydiving offers!
As the day turns to night you’ll relax and watch the sunset behind the Southern Alps and wait for the stars to come out. You’ll soon understand why staying under the Aoraki Mackenzie UNSECO International Dark Sky Reserve has become the highlight for so many travellers.
2. The Hermitage
Nestled in the beautiful Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park, The Hermitage Hotel is the perfect base for your next adventure. This iconic hotel is home to a selection of restaurants and bars as well as a range of activities to entertain and delight.
All rooms have ensuites, tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV, IDD telephones, and fridges. Complimentary wireless internet is available in all these hotel rooms.
3. Aoraki Court Motel
Opened in January 2013, Aoraki Court Motel provides luxury accommodation within the Aoraki/Mt Cook Village at an affordable price tag. Each motel unit has sensational views of the surrounding mountains all directly facing the stunning Mt Sefton and The Footstool.
Internally the motel units are large, practical, and modern all containing quality furnishings and fittings. All these units are spacious, contain king size beds, free Wifi, and are double glazed.
4. YHA Hostel
This cosy, solar-powered alpine backpacker lodge is nestled among majestic mountains and natural beauty of the Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park. Guests will love the inviting log cabin feel and coming home to a warm fire.
From an 8 bed dormitory to a private double room, YHA Mt Cook has options to suit all travellers. You don’t need to compromise comfort for a price tag. YHA Mt Cook has a sauna, fully equipped shared kitchen, and comfortable rooms.
5. Aoraki Alpine Lodge
Set in the heart of Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, Aoraki Alpine lodge has offered comfortable, affordable accommodation since 2005.
With a fireplace, television, en-suite bathroom, room service, and Wifi Aoraki Alpine Lodge proves a popular accommodation option for all.
6. White Horse Hill
For our fellow guests exploring New Zealand by campervan, White Horse Hill Campsite is a great option in the Aoraki/ Mt Cook Village. Wake up in awe, this campsite is set amongst the stunning backdrop of Mount Sefton and Aoraki/Mount Cook. Traveller reviews reveal it as one of the most popular camping spots in New Zealand.
The tale of a mountain – Aoraki and his three brothers who were the sons of Ranginui, the Sky Father. Came down from the heavens to visit Papatuanuku, the Earth Mother. The waka that they were travelling on was stranded after striking a reef in the ocean. Aoraki and his brothers climbed on the top side of their canoe. As they did this, the cold south wind hit them, froze them, and turned them into stone. Aoraki, the tallest of the brothers, gave his name to the highest peak. His brothers and members of his crew became the mountains of the Southern Alps.