Hooker Valley Track

April 25, 2021

Possibly the most popular walk in the area, Hooker Valley Track provided us with an easy afternoon walk after heavy rain confined us to the campsite shelter all morning. Compared to Mueller Hut Route, which we had completed the day before, Hooker Valley Track felt like a gentle highway. There is even a toilet block about halfway to the lake.

The weather was far from perfect but there’s no denying it’s a walk with beautiful surroundings.

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Looking up to Mt Sefton. An ominous shelf of ice is present and so too is Sefton Bivouac, merely a few red pixels in this image (click for higher resolution).

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The view from the end of the track. Aoraki was frustratingly obscured by cloud most of the time we were there; I'm told this is quite typical.

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The cloud was clearing as we exited along the trail and Aoraki became almost fully visible