The Hermitage


Winter 2018 Renovation Notice

Due to unforeseen circumstances during a re-construction program we have closed our Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre until 03rd August 2018.  We will still be operating an outdoor Stargazing tour departing nightly from our Aoraki Lobby for a reduced price of $75 per person. If you have any questions, please contact our Reservations Team on

Please also note our main ground floor lobby, activities desk, Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre and Café are also closed over this period and our reception and activities desk will be operating from the Aoraki Lobby, accessible at the back of the hotel until 03rd August.  Our sincere apologies for the inconvenience.

With so many spectacular and unique activities on offer at Aoraki Mount Cook you'll need to stay an extra night.

Whether you want to cruise amongst glaciers on the Tasman Glaciers terminal lake, stargaze within the International Dark Sky Reserve or soar above the mountains on a scenic flight, we have something for everyone. You can book any of our activities as part of your online accommodation booking as you navigate through the booking process: Select your ACCOMMODATION, add your MEALS, then book your ACTIVITIES - Simple!

If you are only visiting Mount Cook for the day, be sure to pre-book your activities to avoid disappointment - particularly Glacier Explorers, Big Sky Stargazing or Tasman Valley 4WD Tours.  Simply click the 'Book' button for each of these activities as you navigate through the Activities section of this website.

Explore NZ's largest glacier

The only tour of its kind in New Zealand and one of the only accessible glacial lakes containing icebergs in the world. An amazing encounter with New Zealand's largest glacier, the Tasman Glacier.…

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Big Sky Stargazing July - Sept 2018

The Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve is a "gold-rated" reserve, meaning the darkness of our night skies is almost unbeatable!…

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Tasman Valley 2.5Hr 4WD Tour

A unique 4WD mountain adventure with close-up views of the Tasman Glacier and its gigantic moraine walls.…

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Tasman Valley 90 minute 4WD Tour

A unique 4WD mountain adventure with close-up views of the T…

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Ultimate Hikes McNulty's Tarns Trek

The McNulty's Tarn Trek is a 5 hour excursion, providing bre…

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Ultimate Hikes Hooker Valley Day Walk

Mount Cook Day Walks can take you on Half or Full Day guided…

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Retail Centre

Come and see us at The Hermitage retail and gift store, we'v…

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Scenic Flights

Experience a touch of adventure with a Mt Cook scenic flight…

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An adventure in the realm of the mountaineer, hiking on the …

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Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail

The Hermitage Hotel is an official partner of the Alps to Oc…

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