The Hermitage

Ultimate Hikes McNulty's Tarns Trek

An adventurous 5 hour sub-alpine trek to one of the Aoraki/Mt Cook National Parks best kept secrets - a serene paradise above the valley floor.

Rising steeply from the Mount Cook Village, the Red Tarns Track leads to a set of beautiful alpine pools.  The mirror-like alpine tarns are some of the most photogenic in the park.  The top of the trail also features spectacular views of Aoraki/Mt Cook and its surrounding peaks.  Trek beyond the Red Tarns up to the hidden paradise of McNulty's Tarn where you will experience unsurpassed views.

This amazing hike is also available to do with experienced Japanese guides and you can book direct with our reservations team. or call 0800 686800.

5 Hour Trek Distance

Mid November 2018

- 30 April 2019

Dependent on Alpine Conditions

$140 per Adult

Distance of up to 6km and elevation gain of 460m

Prices are in NZD and inclusive of GST

What is supplied What to bring
Tea and Coffee A small day pack
Friendly informative guides Flat soled, enclosed sturdy walking boots or shoes
Breathtaking views around every turn

Warm layer of clothing

Sun block and Sun Hut
A Camera!


Important Information:

  • This trek is suitable for more confident and experienced hikers and requires a good level of fitness and mobility.
  • Correct clothing and footwear for the alpine environmnt is essential as weather can change quickly even in summer.
  • Please be aware that the distances and timings of the guided trek are up to the discretion of the guide on the day and may vary dependent on weather conditions, individual walking abilities and unforseen circumstances.
  • A minimum of two walkers is required for the tour to operate.
  • Children must be able to walk with the rest of the group.

Cancellation Policy:
Within 48 hours of departure - 50% of the total price
Within 24 hours of departure - 100% of the total price