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Mount Wakefield Day Hike

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$190

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Overview

Fit walkers will find this full-day guided Mount Wakefield Day Hike at Mt. Cook in New Zealand a suitable challenge taking 7-8 hours return.

Mont Wakefield towers above Mount Cook Village’s eastern skyline. While most likely the best Mount Cook day hike, the mountain sees very few hikers.

Our guided hike takes you to a scenic point above the large scree area of Mt Wakefield reachable after a 700-metre ascent. With remnant beech forest overhead, set off on a steep ascent before moving through the grassy meadows dotted with Mt. Cook lilies & celmissia.

New Zealand falcons inhabit our stopping point, and from this perch breathe in unhindered views of the Tasman Glacier, Lake Pukaki and the peaks of Main Divide covered in ice.

One of a few small ‘peaks’ with elevation between 1,800 to 2,000 beckon fit parties who are able to navigate on rough terrain. The same route is followed during descent.

Experience and Fitness: Previous trekking experience is essential. You must have good aerobic fitness, and able to walk for at least 5 hours over the day on uneven terrain carrying a small backpack (4 to 5 kg).
Maximum guide ratio: Up to '4' people per guide
Age restriction: Minimum of '12' years old

Mount Wakefield - Single Day Hike

Mount Wakefield - Single Day Hike

Mount Wakefield - Single Day Hike

Mount Wakefield - Single Day Hike

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