Eugenie Stream Falls


Eugenie Stream Falls

Unofficially named, Eugenie Stream Falls is a beautiful waterfall which drops from the Eugenie Glacier, Mt Cook National Park. More spectacular in spring or early summer when the glacier is melting.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 43° 41.2749 E 170° 5.9872
Parking: Hooker Valley Rd, Mt Cook National Park
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Tramping track
Road type: Sealed Return track duration: 3hrs 

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 50m Type of the waterfall: Glacier



Walking and driving instructions


Eugenie Stream Falls is roughly a 1.5-2 hours’ drive away from Lake Tekapo Village or 1hour 15min from Twizel. The road surface is always sealed.

From Lake Tekapo Village travel south on the SH8 for 50 km, then turn right into the SH80 and follow it for the next 54.5 km. Near Aoraki Mount Cook Village turn right into Hooker Valley Rd and follow it for the next 2.2 km until you reach a huge parking at the end of this road. There are picnic tables and toilets available there.

From the car park follow Hooker Valley Track – one of the most popular walk in the park. The track passes close to the Alpine Memorial, which is a great viewpoint, crosses the river via a swing bridge and leads to the Hooker Glacier. Almost at the end of the track you'll see the waterfall (on the left hand side). The best view to the waterfall is from the Hooker Glacier terminal lake. The track is relatively easy and doesn’t involve any significant climbing. Return via the same track.

In a good weather the Hooker Glacier terminal lake is a great spot for a lunch break. Grab some food/water with you.


Waterfalls nearby (driving)


Attractions nearby


There are lots of tracks which start from Tasman Valley, including easy-walking and multi-days tramping ones. Please check the official DOC site to find them all.

The Tasman Glacier is the largest of several glaciers which flow south and east towards the Mackenzie Basin from the Southern Alps in New Zealand's South Island. It is New Zealand's longest glacier.


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