Outbound Collective logo

The Best Camping in Mount Cook National Park

Looking for the best camping in Mount Cook National Park? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Mount Cook National Park. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top camping spots in and near Mount Cook National Park

  • Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand

    Climb Mt. Ollivier

    5.0
    7 mi / 3436 ft gain
    Start on the track from the White Horse Hill campground. Follow the track up almost 2,000 steps until you reach Sealy Tarns. From here the track continues steeply up the mountain until you reach the ridge. Continue over the ridge until reaching the hut. From here continue up the ridge to the summ...
    Read more
  • Westland National Park, New Zealand

    Camp on Alex Knob

    4.0
    11 mi / 3800 ft gain
    From Highway 6 on the New Zealand South Island's west coast, take the Glacier Access Road for 2km to where the signposted Alex Knob track begins. There will be a obvious parking lot on the right.The trail begins at the parking lot breaks off to the left from the Lake Wombat trail about a half-mil...
    Read more
  • Mount Aspiring National Park, New Zealand

    Backpack MacPherson Creek to Lake Barra

    5.0
    7.5 mi / 5249.3 ft gain
    If you’re ready for an advanced challenge to suit any adventurous spirit and have the skills to navigate complicated terrain then the narrow MacPherson Creek drainage on the fringes of Mount Aspiring National Park may grab your interest. Diving in from the MacPherson Creek bridge on the Haast Roa...
    Read more
  • Mount Aspiring National Park, New Zealand

    Backpack the Brewster Hut Track

    5.0
    11.2 mi / 5656 ft gain
    Twenty kilometers north of Haast Pass (568m/1864ft) there is a carpark for Fantail Falls, a beautiful waterfall with numerous rock cairns displayed at its base. From here, take a 3-4 hour hike along Brewster Hut Track (more like climb) through beech forest and then alpine tussock to reach Brewste...
    Read more