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What is the best half-day hike in South Island?

Hooker Valley Track hike is easily one of the most picturesque tramps New Zealand has to offer.

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You want to experience a real hike but can't stand walking for miles? Or maybe you don't have enough time to do one of those full-day hikes in New Zealand? Well, there is one tramp - easy, fast and as scenic as any other hike in both islands. Hooker Valley Track Hike is only 10 km long, mostly flat and can be completed in just 3 to 4 hours. You will get the chance to view some of the grandest peaks of Southern Alps, icebergs, glacier lakes and cross swing bridges - how much better can it get?

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The first part of the tramp is Mueller Lake with Mt. Sefton standing guard from above.

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The view from the first suspension bridge. The color of the river is awesome!

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Hooker Glacier Terminus can be seen on the far side of the Hooker Lake with numerous icebergs in between. Mt. Cook, shrouded in a veil of mystery can be seen in the background.

Feel free to read the full travel story about the best half-day hike in the South Island at Miles with Vibes.

Posted by mileswithvibes 11:08 Archived in New Zealand Tagged landscapes mountains new_zealand hike hooker_valley Comments (0)

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