Relax at this iconic cafe, bar, and restaurant with an extensive historic photographic gallery full of character and spirit.
This is the only business within the Aoraki Mount Cook Village officially opened by Sir Edmund Hillary and is steeped with history. Relax with great organic coffee, excellent food options, a cold beer or wine – and all with stunning views of Aoraki/Mount Cook. Recommended by Lonely Planet as “their pick” and also recommended by Rough Guide. Bookings for parties, weddings and groups are welcome and conveniently the owners, Charlie and Mary Hobbs, are both registered marriage celebrants.
Old Mountaineers Cafe is located next door to the DOC Visitor Centre in Aoraki/Mount Cook Village – a spectacular 55km drive from the Lake Pukaki / State Highway 8 turn-off between Christchurch and Queenstown.