The Hermitage

Welcome to The Hermitage Hotel

Due to unforeseen circumstances during a re-construction program our main hotel lobby on the ground floor, activities desk, Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre and Café are all closed until 03rd August 2018.  Our reception for check in and activities desk will be operating from the Aoraki Lobby, accessible at the back of the hotel while our Food and Beverage offerings will be running from the Chamois Bar and Grill.   The Chamois is located at the nearby Mt Cook Lodge and Motels and we will be running a complimentary Shuttle Service from the Aoraki Lobby.  If you have any questions, please contact our Reservations Team on Our sincere apologies for the inconvenience.

Nestled in the beautiful Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park, The Hermitage Hotel is the perfect base for your next adventure. Recognised as part of the Te Wahipounamu UNESCO World Heritage Area, the National Park is a breathaking environment of glaciers, terminal lakes, turbulent rivers and Australasia's tallest peak the mighty Aoraki Mt Cook soaring above at 3,724 metres.

The iconic Hermitage Hotel is home to a selection of restaurants and bars as well as a range of activities to allow you to explore the wonder of Aoraki/Mt Cook.

Explore the wonders of the Tasman Glacier with Glacier Explorers, experience the unique Tasman Valley 4WD Tours or view some of the world's darkest skies with Big Sky Stargazing.  Aoraki/Mt Cook is famed for its range of walks and hikes, be guided into the heart of the national park with Ultimate Hikes Day Walks or relax and enjoy the visual extravaganza of the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre.


Wake up to 3724 metres of sparkling beauty as the rising sun reflects off Aoraki Mount Cook, New Zealand’s tallest mountain. …

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Big Sky Stargazing

Be inspired by the Southern Stars from within the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve with Big Sky Stargazing. Planetarium or full tour options available.…

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Explore Tasman Glacier

Nestled within the Tasman Valley is New Zealand’s longest Glacier, Tasman Glacier. Experience a boat trip like no other with Glacier Explorers or jump in a 4WD with Tasman Valley 4WD tours to view the glacier face.…

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Restaurants & Cafes

There is a range of dining options available at The Hermitage from café style, buffet or fine dining. No matter what your choice, they all offer local produce cooked to perfection!…

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