Accommodation in Mount Cook, New Zealand (Aoraki Mount Cook Alpine Lodge)


Our next stop in New Zealand was Mount Cook, a four-hour non-stop drive from Christchurch. But of course, we stopped by some beautiful lakes and the Church of the Good Shepherd along the way. I love how tucked-away this alpine lodge is, right smack in the Mount Cook National Park.

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | View from the parking lot

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | View from the parking lot

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | From further away

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | From further away

Name: Aoraki Mount Cook Alpine Lodge

Address: 101 Bowen Drive, Mount Cook, South Canterbury, 7946, New Zealand

Rate per night: $230

My rating:  Ki out of 5 Wis (mainly because of the awesome view and weather up in the mountain)

Thumbs-up:

  • Impressive views
  • Parking right under the apartment
  • Four restaurants within walking distance
  • Effective heaters, though a little noisy. No heated duvets for the beds
  • Spacious apartment with huge beds and sofas
  • Two separate bathrooms
  • Clean cooking utensils and electric kettle
  • Vacuum cleaner which comes in handy for your vacuum storage bags

Room for improvement:

  • No supermarket in the village. There is, however, a large supermarket (Four Square) in a ‘nearby’ town, Twizel, a 45-min drive away.
  • Free Wi-Fi is available. One Wi-Fi password per room. One device at a time only.
  • Expensive self-service laundry service – $5 in coins for washing, $5 in coins for drying and $1 for the detergent at the reception.
  • The shared kitchen is on level two (can be crowded during meal hours)
Photo | BIG_MOUSE | Just after sunrise

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | Just after sunrise

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | One of the very few cloudless nights - starry starry night with the milky way maybe?

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | One of the very few cloudless nights – starry starry night with the milky way maybe?

Some notes:

  • We are a family of four and had to choose bigger rooms to fit us all. Rooms for two would be slightly cheaper.
  • I won’t talk about their television and pay TV channels (named SKY TV). Travel to watch TV? Nope, they weren’t our focus.
  • The front desk and housekeeping services, like many other shops, restaurants and tourist attractions, are not available round-the-clock. Their working hours are stated clearly at the respective reception. Remember to grab your extra boxes of tissues or toilet rolls early.
  • If you need help in any town, find an i-site (NZ’s visitor information centre)

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3 thoughts on “Accommodation in Mount Cook, New Zealand (Aoraki Mount Cook Alpine Lodge)

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