16 Best Airbnbs In Mount Cook, New Zealand - Updated 2023

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Situated in the southern end of Wellington, the city capital of New Zealand, Mount Cook is a suburb and got its name after a hill named after a particular Captain James Cook. One of the key places to visit is the Nairn Street Cottage, formerly known as Colonial Cottage Museum, which was home to the Wallis family for three generations. As for the activities, there are a lot of things to do in Mount Cook. Visit and trek in the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park and discover by foot the Tasman Valley. Want more adventure that involves bodies of water? Kayak on glacier lakes and get near icebergs! These are just some of the activities and places people may enjoy. Go through our carefully curated list of the best Airbnbs in Mount Cook, New Zealand.

1. Aoraki Alpine Chalet (from USD 219)

The Aoraki Alpine Chalet is a charming three-bedroom home located in the picturesque Alpine Village in Mount Cook. Its prime location offers awe-inspiring views of the surrounding peaks. The well-appointed interior features a single bathroom with a shower and separate bathtub, while each bedroom boasts its own unique bedding. Guests can enjoy modern amenities such as a fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, entertainment options, heating, and a reliable internet connection.

The chalet’s strategic positioning allows for easy access to nearby hiking trails, ideal for nature enthusiasts, as well as fantastic opportunities for stargazing. Moreover, the chalet is conveniently located within close proximity to a variety of eateries and popular tourist attractions, ensuring a delightful stay for guests.

Mount Cook Village, Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand
64 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire chalet 7 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great view of mountains and stars and room for many many people
comfy beds warm a good shower and a view of mt cook
the cabin is rustic and has everything needed for a comfortable stay
well stocked with towels toilet paper soap etc as well
place needs to be updated over all though had all essentials needed for a comfortable stay
a great stay clean accomodation and good communication
great place clean tidy and warm
it’s spacious clean & tidy
great place for a group of 3-4 the chalet is very clean and warm
spacious and fully featured the original decor just adds to the charm
the host was very helpful
your staff was so nice and accomodating
excellent place to host a crew
the location is great
great location to stay at
awesome location great house with everything you need
loved the location peaceful setting and privacy
amazing vintage bach in a perfect location
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2. Serene retreat in vibrant Wellington (from USD 91)

Welcome to this urban retreat nestled in Mount Cook, Wellington, New Zealand. Just a short distance from the vibrant city center and popular neighborhoods like Newtown and Cuba Street, this hidden apartment offers a private entrance and a picturesque garden view.

Tucked away beneath the hosts’ house, it features a comfortable bedroom with a queen bed, a well-equipped kitchen, a cozy living/dining area with a heat pump, and a bathroom complete with essential amenities. Exclusive access to the apartment and shared use of the garden are provided.

Wellington, New Zealand
26 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lots of lovely touches and amenities in the apartment which was lovely
excellent bathroom loved the underfloor heating
their place is charming and spotlessly clean with absolutely everything you need for a comfortable stay
perfect and cosy clean and functional
the place is lovely and private spacious clean and we felt very at home during our stay
jo and stephen were helpful hosts promptly replying to my questions and giving local recommendations
easy check in excellent hosts
both jo and stephen were really responsive and helpful when we needed anything
a perfect location within easy walking distance to town and a bus moments outside the door
the location is ideal and only a few minutes walk to nearby restaurants/bars etc
great location quiet and very convenient to the hospital
very quiet and peaceful location
we loved being able to walk when the weather permitted and bus when it didn’t super convenient location
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3. Newly renovated cottage close to local amenities (from USD 174)

If you’re looking for a place to stay in Mount Cook, New Zealand, this newly-renovated heritage cottage is the perfect place to stay as it has the proximity to places you want to go in and the amenities that will leave you wanting to stay for more days! Located in the central area of the city, this gives you the ability to walk as much as you want to check out their vicinity of the area and this rental also offers car parking if you ever decide to bring your own car! Book this vacation rental and enjoy your stay here in this heritage building with access to amenities such as in the kitchen and laundry appliances, laptop-friendly workspace and WiFi, and a fabulous shared garden!

Wellington, New Zealand
333 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds and bedding were extremely comfortable
the stay was comfortable and we had everything we needed
perfect location beautifully clean very comfy bed nice touches like nescafé coffee machine and a washing machine
super clean and confortable
spotlessly clean and everything we needed
the place was clean and spacious
apartment was clean and well appointed
it was very clean and the bed was soft and comfortable
they also were amazing hosts would definitely stay again
really quick and friendly response
hosts go above and beyond to make sure you enjoy your stay
host was easy to contact and check-in was easy
very obliging hosts who are good communicators
close to wonderful
a perfect location to explore the central city
the location was amazing
great location to explore wellington from
great location with many interesting eateries and close to wellington attractions
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4. Award-winning luxury apartment (from USD 142)

This vacation rental in Mount Cook boasts new pieces of furniture that look exquisite and modern and an outdoor courtyard where you can stay! With enough space for four people, this luxury rental has one queen-size bed in each of the two bedrooms! Accessing and going inside the living space will not be a problem with the keypad entry feature it also has. Parking is also available for a fee. Book this vacation rental in Mount Cook, New Zealand and enjoy other amenities such as laptop-friendly workspaces and access to WiFi, free-view television and Netflix, use of air-conditioning units in the bedrooms, and use of kitchen facilities!

Wellington, New Zealand
262 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable and private patio
we enjoyed our stay in this air bnb it’s nice & stylish and comfortable beds and space
beds were super comfortable
the tv with roku is a really nice touch giving you access to netflix etc
even with the roof windows open and the cooler on we couldn’t get comfortable at night
awesomebplace clean spacious and well equipped
nice clean tidy well presented apartment
the apartment is clean and convenient and utilizes space well
very professional: clean precise check-in instructions
great instructions host really proactive on communication and place was clean and tidy
james was super responsive great host
james was a good host though and resolved that issue with us
james was a helpful and responsive host
james was a great host and we would definitely stay here again
host was fantastic and communicated well would stay again
great location and very spacious
great location close to the city centre
fantastic location to where we wanted to go
the location of this place is fantastic
great location handy to many restaurants and places of interest
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5. Modern and warm apartment (from USD 93)

Accessible to anywhere around Wellington through a bit of walking, this long-term rental in New Zealand gives its guests a feel of the artistic ambiance of the surrounding buildings and the warm and sunny atmosphere Wellington has! The main room features a queen-size bed, a lounge chair, a set of dining table and chairs, a mounted television, and wardrobe! Aside from these facilities, book this vacation rental and get to use the kitchen facilities, access to WiFi and laptop-friendly workspace, and use laundry facilities!

Wellington, New Zealand
342 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi was super fast and worked without interruption
good shower and nice to have tea and coffee for us
thoughtful touches super comfortable bed all the amenities and extremely communicative hosts
lots of thoughtful touches - a “shout” well stocked kitchen hair dryer straighteners
bed was super comfy greeted with wine and beer and two free coffee’s from the cafe next door
clean tidy and loads of local tips and vouchers
clean central and an awesome space
this apartment was spotlessly clean and full of thoughtful touches that made the stay really enjoyable
perfect size place for two extremely clean and tidy
clean plenty of amenities
vivanne and graham are amazing hosts
the host were very helpful highly recommend
friendly thoughtful and helpful hosts
the hosts were so nice and provided us with breakfast foods and welcoming treats
a great host who checked in with us while respecting our privacy
great location walking distance to everywhere
great location central to everything
great accommodation within walking distance to central wellington
great location and close to everything in town
great place great location great city
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6. Unique homestay in Apollo 11 spaceship with mountainfront view for couples (from USD 79)

If you’re a newly married couple or celebrating an anniversary, change it up a bit when en route to Pukaki, Canterbury and book a few nights at Peter’s one of a kind homestay. Imagine waking up in a spaceship and still being able to walk on the ground without gravity completely suspended. This is all possible at Peter’s Apollo 11 space ship, a self-contained home with Perspex roof, and basic accommodations bound to make your nights rather interesting. Guests will have a queen-sized bed, airconditioning, heating, wifi access, and a small kitchenette with a fridge and microwave to make basic meals on. Guests also have a backyard and garden patio to relax on during starry nights, best to gaze at with a glass of wine in hand. Experience an unforgettable stay in an Apollo space capsule; one for the books and a great place to make a ton of memories in, while in New Zealand.

Pukaki, Canterbury, New Zealand
680 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Plane 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the heater works nicely at night if it gets too cold
special experience overall is ok just that the heater is quite noisy
very effective heater
the view from the bed (out through the skylight) is simply wonderful
super warm inside the space bed is very comfortable and soft
very clean and cozy place
the bathroom is clean
everything is really clean and the bed is comfy
clean easy to find and very fun
unique experience and clean space
peter is a gracious host and he even showed us his next project building another rocket
peter was a amazing host welcoming and friendly
peter is also a very helpful host giving good local tips
a very interesting stay which the spaceship model self-built by the owner himself
peter is really friendly
great location perfect for star gazing
great stay with a great location
the location was great for stargazing at night as it was near complete darkness
one of a kind accommodation in a great location for exploring the mount cook area
amazing room and location such a quiet place
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7. Modern townhouse with courtyard (from USD 258)

A dream come true for design enthusiasts, this luxury accommodation in Mount Cook with monochromatic decor and furnishing against a crisp white backdrop in Wellington is the perfect home base. This tastefully designed home has four spacious bedrooms that welcome guests of up to ten people. The living area shares an open-concept space with a large, full kitchen. A balcony with rooftop views is featured at the property as well. The entire house is a surprise as you step foot inside, especially when looking from the unassuming and run-down, metal-laden exterior.

Wellington, New Zealand
262 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 6 Beds 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the interior is well decorated and the bed is comfortable
it was very comfortable and had everything we needed
it is well stocked with comfortable beds and spacious well-equipped common areas and kitchen
very clean and well stocked
clean tidy comfortable and great for a group
the linens are clean and beds are comfortable
it was clean everything worked and there was ample space for all of us
super comfortable and incredibly clean
hosts were very kind and flexible
great accommodation and very helpful host
the hosts were friendly and very accommodating
great spot and great host - would recommend
nice touches by the host would recommend
great location and lovely house
the location was fantastic walking distance to most things and very quiet given it's central location
amazing property in a convenient location
great place - and great location
good location close enough to town and easy to get back on the motorway if needed
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8. Stylish studio-type apartment

This Scandinavian-style apartment in Wellington gives the modern chic and stylish fixtures you may want to see and live with for the duration of your stay! Close to transport and to the city center, one may opt to walk the streets and visit the variety of stores lining notable locations like the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park! Book this vacation rental and enjoy the fully secured quiet apartment complex along with space that comfortably houses two guests, use of kitchen facilities and utensils, access to laptop-friendly workspaces and to WiFi, use of television, and use of basic bath essentials.

Wellington, New Zealand
303 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great amenities in the apartment
the perfect spot when travelling for work as great wifi and desk
the bed while a fold out was super comfortable and the unit was very quiet
the apartment seems quite small but it’s very roomy and relaxing
the room was neat and met all of my needs
excellent friendly communication and clean modern apartment
clean and nice little touches
the apartment was sparkling clean and fully stocked
the apartment was clean and quiet
very clean comfortable and good communication from the hosts
alan was simply a great host
host was great at communicating
awesome host that was very helpful
alan and peter are fantastic hosts
alan makes every effort to be a perfect host
awesome central location in wellington everything is walking distance
great location and value
great place perfect location for access to downtown
convenient location and nice little apartment
great location to walk into town and cbd
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9. Cozy private room in apartment (from USD 25)

Found in the ground floor of a new apartment complex in Mount Cook, Wellington, this vacation rental gives you the privacy and comfort you will be needing for the entire duration of your stay. Being newly built, it gives guests the extra warmth during the cold days or nights in this part of New Zealand! Book this vacation rental in Mount Cook, Wellington and get to access to other amenities such as the use of kitchen facilities and utensils, use of television, WiFi and a laptop-friendly workspace, and even use of laundry facilities!

Wellington, New Zealand
65 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
apartment is modern and the amenities are superb
good wifi and in a quiet area of town
would definitely recommend them to anyone needing a room
this is a great place with a private updated bathroom room is super clean and wifi is fast
bed is comfortable and new
everything was clean and tidy
very clean and very new apartment
comfortable and clean space
nice clean new compact apartment
their place is clean and comfortable
thomas and claire were great hosts
thomas and claire were friendly and helpful hosts
thomas and claire were excellent hosts
thomas was a wonderful host
very friendly happy helpful host
great location with a countdown supermarket located within a few minutes walk
the location is great only a short walk to the city centre
great location for where i needed to be
very comfortable apartment in a great location
the apartment is comfortable and in a good location - about a 20 min walk to town
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10. Private room in cozy bungalow

A private room in a bungalow, this Mount Cook accommodation gives you the vibe of where and how a local lives in New Zealand! Close to the city, going out and visiting the galleries and museums, checking out the street music, and trying out their food, and exploring more of their culture! Book this vacation rental and enjoy other amenities such as the use of the simple kitchen, a laptop-friendly workspace, and access to WiFi. And you get to serve yourself some breakfast, too!

Wellington, New Zealand
245 reviews  
Private room in bungalow 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
her place is comfortable and stylish had yummy food and great coffee
jenny's place is a lovely little house with a supremely comfortable bed
the bed was super comfy
the house was very clean and comfortable
everything was clean and she also invited me for dinner
she pays great attention to cleanliness comfort and style
it was a great stay at her place clean and cosy well situated
super clean super convenient and a super friendly host
jenny was a very nice host
jenny was the perfect host
jenny was the perfect host
jenny is a wonderful host
jenny was an amazing host
location is very central and very easy to access downtown area
great location and character property
great location close to many restaurants
location was great for our purposes being very close to massey university wellington campus
great location with a short walk into the city center
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11. Secluded sleep out for budget travelers in Mount Cook

Budget travelers who are used to staying at hostels and are making their way to Wellington can take a break from the hostel life and book a night at Stevie’s Mount Cook cheap accommodation. The quaint space has a king-sized single bed with a curtain-covered toilet just a few feet across. There’s also a backyard garden guests will come across when getting to the self-contained room. They will have access to basic amenities like Wifi, heating, hot water in the outdoor shower with basic toiletries provided, as well as the luggage drop-off service guests can use in case of early or late arrivals and departures. The property is just 15 minutes from downtown cafes on Cuba Street on foot, for those who wish to have some real local New Zealand coffee before starting off their explorations.

Wellington, New Zealand
84 reviews  
Entire guesthouse 0 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it takes the chill off the room nicely without making the room too hot
shower is not bad even though it’s outside strong and warm water make it comfortable
great little space that’s just what it says on the box shower may be outside but it’s great pressure
beautiful backyard area just outside the room
it was an ideal single room for the night - quiet & private
very clean and comfortable bed
very clean and the outdoor shower is awesome too
sparkling clean very helpful about my partner's condition and great communication
the room is quaint and clean
(hidden by airbnb) is really well done very clean and comfortable space with a nice outdoor area
great spot and lovely hosts
lovely little place well set up great hosts
host's are quick to respond and very friendly
cute little place centrally located in wellington
very cute and close to town
great location within walking distance to the city
great location very cute space
very close to the bus stop but also definitely within walking distance of the cbd
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12. Cozy apartment with gorgeous city views

Situated a block away from Wellington’s attractions and lines of shops, this fifth-floor vacation rental is warm and cozy just right to keep you comfortable and well-rested for the whole duration of your stay! It sure is one of the best Airbnbs near Mount Cook. A large deck awaits where you can get a great city view. Tenants can also opt to have breakfast in the rental! Book this vacation rental and enjoy other amenities including access to WiFi and laptop-friendly workspaces, access to kitchen facilities and use of basic necessities, and access to the elevator whenever you need!

86 reviews  
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

13. Entire guest suite in Wellington City

Situated in Wellington City, this vacation rental is ideal for those who want to explore Mount Cook, Wellington, New Zealand through their food in the lines of restaurants and cafes outside your doorstep! Book this vacation rental with a queen-sized bed and experience its amenities on your own such as access to WiFi and laptop-friendly workspace, use of television, and some necessary cooking appliances to heat your food.

Wellington, New Zealand
113 reviews  
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

14. Minimalistic one-bedroom flat in Mount Cook

A cozy one-bedroom flat in Mount Cook, this vacation rental can comfortably accommodate two guests and is situated on the main street so moving around will not be an issue! A simple and minimalist flat, this vacation rental offers guests a separate brick-walled living and kitchen spaces where they can prepare hot meals to enjoy during their stay! Book this vacation rental and enjoy other amenities such as access to WiFi and laptop-friendly workspaces, a private bathroom, some bath essentials, and use of laundry facilities!

Wellington, New Zealand
100 reviews  
Entire townhouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the flat has all the amenities you need and is very comfortable
no tv but wifi is fast so is perfectly sufficient to watch things if you bring a laptop
the wifi was excellent and yahiro is superbly efficient in responding to your queries
it is comfortable with cosy linen and great shower pressure warm and dry it's the perfect spot
the apartment is good for one or two people with enough room and all the essentials
super clean and yahiro was so efficient with communication :) a+
yahiro's place was spotlessly clean and the bed was extremely comfortable
yahiro's place was lovely and clean and very convenient
place was beautifully cleaned and and easy to locate
apartment is sparkling clean
easy self-checkin and quick responses from the host whilst we were staying
very kind with fast responses
yahiro is a great host and was very accommodating to our late checkout request
check in was so easy and she was also very responsive throughout
very comfortable stay and very communicative hosts
good location easy walk to the city
great place and central location - really enjoyed the proximity to downtown as well as the bus transit
really great location can easily walk to city centre
location of the place is good
nice place and perfect location
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15. Sunny and quirky apartment

Cuba Street is one of the coolest areas near the suburb of Mount Cook in Wellington. If you’re keen on staying right where the lively happenings are, stay at this quirky Airbnb apartment right by this cultural hotspot. Hosted by Christine, this small but full-of-character home accommodates up to three guests and is within walking distance to all the bizarre and delightful shops, restaurants, and art galleries in the city. The unit boasts tones of yellow and orange, along with an eclectic collection of furniture and decor.

Wellington, New Zealand
130 reviews  
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi was good
we appreciated the amenities and can highly recommend this apartment
with a nice urban view from the sitting room area
a decent size bed in the bedroom and a comfortable sofa in the sitting room
the space is comfortable well equipped and quiet with a front view down towards the waterfront
comfortable classy clean and really relaxing
queen bed super comfortable and the apartment was clean cute and tidy
it was clean tidy and well appointed as well as being quiet which was a nice surprise
also i'm probably sort of picky but the whole place could use a deep clean
communication was great up to date info on wgtn and beautifully clean
she was very obliging and kind to help
quirky and well-appointed apartment great layout with everything you need provided for utmost comfort by the host
a great airbnb and a lovely host
she's a perfect example of what a great host can be
she welcomed us and even helped with the luggage which was more than kind
the location is perfect
great location and comfortable
the location was also perfect central and quite quiet
it's close enough to walk everywhere and really cute
the location is easily accessible from the airport and train depot
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16. Minimalist studio apartment close to Cuba Street

Perfect for couples, this studio apartment within walking distance of the vibrant Cuba Street is as straightforward as a home rental gets. It is stripped of fancy decor and only has all the things you would need to be comfortable and have a great night’s rest. There’s a small courtyard where you can sip on your coffee as you wait for the sunshine to hit and kick-start the day. All the best of Wellington is a short walk from this minimalistic rental, which, may we add, is one of the more affordable stays in this area.

Wellington, New Zealand
39 reviews  
Entire apartment 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fantastic amenities especially in the kitchen
comfortable bed and sofa
very well equipped in terms of kitchen equipment including dishwasher and washer
a lovely room perfect for one or two people
everything in it is comfortable
lovely and clean property located a few minutes walk from cuba street
clean and spacious studio perfect for solo traveler
the apartment was very clean & just the perfect place fo my daughter & i
apartment was immaculately clean and location great however the studio is incredibly small and so is the bathroom
sparkling clean and tidy grace was super efficient in responding to questions
grace is an excellent host
fantastic host and very prompt communication
the host is always prompt response to messages that we so appreciate it
great amenities available and the host was very easy to reach and helpful
excellent location tops it off
grace is nice and the location is good
grace’s place is perfectly located for exploring the city
really great location able to walk everywhere which was very convenient
it's perfect for individuals or close couples who want somewhere close to the city
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Mount Cook, Wellington, New Zealand is definitely a place of surprises!

Do not be fooled by the external finishes of the listings in this district! It’s like a small gift you would never expect receiving but will still leave you amazed and stunned with its beauty! Truly, based on this list of top 10 Airbnb vacation rentals in Mount Cook, New Zealand, there is more to expect with what this area has to offer! Go on and explore the city by foot or with a vehicle!

Frequently asked questions about best Airbnbs in Mount Cook, New Zealand

1. Which Airbnbs in Mount Cook offer luxury accommodations?

If you’re looking for luxury accommodations in Mount Cook, Wellington, there are several Airbnbs that provide a touch of indulgence and sophistication. One notable option is this award-winning luxury apartment.

2. Which Airbnbs in Mount Cook have parking?

Looking for Airbnbs in Mount Cook that offers convenient parking options? Look no further. Some of the Airbnbs that offer parking are Aoraki Alpine Chalet, this unique homestay in Apollo 11 spaceship with mountainfront view for couples and this modern townhouse with courtyard.

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