Catch the Sunrise at Kea Point

Kea Point Track

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Added by

Alex Souza

Easy Parking
Lake
River
Scenic

Easy, 2.3 mile roundtrip) hike to a beautiful overlook. First light on the tallest mountain in NZ, Mt. Cook/Aoraki (12,316 ft.). Stunning glacier fed lake.

Wake before the sun rises and make the short half hour hike from the White Horse Hill Campground to Kea Point. This easy to follow trail leads to a beautiful overlook with views of Mt. Cook and the surrounding Southern Alps. You won't be disappointed as you watch the sun rise behind Mt. Cook and light up the glacial peaks like birthday candles. A photographers paradise when the weather's in your favor.

The weather here is notorious for changing at a moments notice so always bring layers and a waterproof shell in case you have to high tail it back to the car.

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Short And Sweet

I think I've been spoiled with NZ's epicness since I almost rated this hike as average. After spending time up at Mueller hut and along the Hooker Valley track, this short hike might not 'wow' you the way it should considering it offers views of a glacial lake, river, mount cook, wild flowers and peaks all around. Definitely a must do if you don't have time to go up to mueller hut.

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Added by

Alex Souza

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