The Hermitage

Mount Cook Day Walks

Mount Cook Day Walks is a guided tour of the Hooker Valley, providing breathtaking views of some of New Zealand's highest and most enthralling peaks. Our knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides will tell you all about the unique flora and fauna of the region and the local history as you trek through this amazing landscape.

From The Hermitage Hotel we head to the White Horse Hill camping ground. The half day option enjoys a stunning 7km return trek along the well-maintained track. The journey takes in the poignant Alpine Memorial and passes over the turbulent Hooker River twice by swingbridge to unsurpassed vistas of Aoraki Mount Cook's south face and the surrounding glaciers and mountains.

The full day guided walk option begins and concludes at the Hermitage Hotel. The walk takes the same route as the half day option but continues to the terminal lake of the Hooker Glacier, a 14km return trek.

Adult Child (10 - 14 yrs)
$76.00 half day
$40.00 half day
$116.00 full day $70.00 full day
Price valid until 30th September 2017
All prices are in NZD and include GST (15%)


What is supplied What to bring
Packed lunch provided on full day walks A small day pack
Friendly informative guides Flat soled, enclosed sturdy walking boots or shoes

Important Information:

  • Please ensure that you are dressed appropriately and have appropriate footwear to undertake the walk.
  • A minimum of two walkers is required for the tour to operate.

Weather Conditions:

Mount Cook Guided Day Walks operate in almost all weather conditions. However, the safety and enjoyment of our customers and staff are paramount and should we need to cancel due to extreme weather a full refund will be offered.

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