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Address: Mount Cook National Park, Twizel, New Zealand

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Amazing hike, hut

We hiked up the mountain to the ridge then to the mueller hut. Amazing views after a bit of effort not overly easy. The hut was an amazing experience. Lots of birds unique to nz... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 March 2016
RobDog33
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Byron Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

We hiked up the mountain to the ridge then to the mueller hut. Amazing views after a bit of effort not overly easy. The hut was an amazing experience. Lots of birds unique to nz there. The warden of the hut hugo made the stay very enjoyable

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

Even though I have thoroughly enjoyed the hike up to the Mueller Hut, this track did not raise the bar higher than Tongariro National Park in the North Island with its three volcanoes. Nonetheless, this is one of the greatest sightings on the South Island.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

We decided to do this as a day hike rather than stay overnight. Its a steep , hard slog all the way but well worth it, ive hiked a lot in Australia and Europe and this was one of the best. Weather up top was pretty windy, and we were up there in late spring and had to tackle a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015 via mobile

Superb views on the way up and at the Mueller Hut but not the most enjoyable hike and quite a slog even for experienced walkers like us. Some hikes are a pleasure and offer varied terrain but this is really straight up and down. Having said that it was fantastic to sit at the Hut and take in the landscape... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015

This is a great hike and a real achievement for the average person who's not done any mountaineering. With a 1,000 m altitude gain and snow at the top it's hard work on the way up. Good weather makes all the difference, and be prepared for changes in the weather. The views are spectacular.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

We did this tour in December enjoying all the views toMount Cook. The tour is rather strenous as the walking distance is rather short and you go 1000 meters uphill. The first section until Sealy Tarns has steps so it is easy going. From Sealy Tarns to Mueller Hut the track is full of stones and you have to be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

My most favourite place to tramp to and stay. The hut is modern and warm and the location is just superb. The walk up is quite steep in places but it is only a day to get to the hut. I think we took around 6 hours stopping on the way at sealy tarns.

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