The Hermitage

Welcome to The Hermitage Hotel


COVID-19 update: 23rd March 2020

The Hermitage Hotel, all activities and facilities have temporarily closed in conjunction with the announcement of the NZ Government moving the Covid-19 alert to Level 3/4.  As a non essential business, we will remain closed until such time the alert is lifted. We will continue to monitor the alert status and follow the directions of the Government and the Ministry of health.


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 breath-taking 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 entertain and delight.

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, where you can 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.

We look forward to welcoming you to Aoraki/Mt Cook.


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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Restaurants & Cafes

Be enticed by a new interactive dining experience with our newly renovated Alpine Restaurant. Stylish design meets authentic fresh flavours in a buffet not to be missed. …

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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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