The Hermitage

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The Hermitage

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    +64 3 435 1809

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    89 Terrace Road, Aoraki/Mt Cook, South Canterbury, New Zealand

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From an intrepid journey through glacial valleys to a mouth-watering culinary dining adventure, The Hermitage Hotel is the perfect place to base your adventure and discover why Aoraki Mount Cook National Park has endeared itself to adventure seekers for so long.

Just 55 km from the Lake Pukaki turn-off in the majestic Mackenzie Country, The Hermitage is nestled into Aoraki Mount Cook Alpine Village, surrounded by towering mountainous terrain and New Zealand’s highest peak, Aoraki Mount Cook.


The Hermitage has a range of accommodation types from premium suites to cozy studio chalets and family motels.  The main hotel complex contains 164 rooms, while 32 Motel and 20 Chalet self-contained units are located 200-800m away in the village.  Motel and Chalet guests have full use of all hotel facilities including a courtesy shuttle service between their accommodation and the main hotel complex.


The Hermitage offers some of the finest dining options in New Zealand.  Choose from a la Carte, Buffet style or informal Café fare.  All offering the freshest and finest in New Zealand produce. The Panorama Room, our signature a la carte restaurant, opened in 1969.  A simple philosophy of using just the freshest, local ingredients, in particular from New Zealand’s South Island, is still the secret to our success today.  Our menu has a strong international influence which reflects our clientele’s taste.

Events, conferences & special occasions

The Hermitage Hotel boasts five separate Function Venues capable of catering for groups as small as 20 people, to large Conferences up to 400 people.  It really is all your Conference or Event needs in one beautiful location.…It’s no wonder Aoraki Mount Cook National Park is one of New Zealand’s premier wedding destinations and recently named as The #1 Place in the World to get Married, by the UK Times.


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, there is something for everyone, including The Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre adjacent to The Hermitage complex showcasing the Aoraki Mount Cook region, its people and its place in the universe.… You can book any of our activities as part of your online accommodation.

The Hermitage – where ‘room with a view’ takes on a whole new meaning!