Road to Mount Cook, New Zealand

Mount Cook and Lake Tekapo

Enjoy one of New Zealand’s most scenic drives towards World Heritage site Aoraki Mt Cook National Park with beautiful mountains and lakes.

Known to the Maori’s as ‘Aoraki’, the cloud piercer, Mt Cook dominates the National Mount Cook National Park, in the area of New Zealand South Island known as the ‘Mackenzie Region’, right in the heart of the South Island.


From a gentle scenic stroll to full-on adventure sports the area offers an experience for all.

Mountains in Hooker Valley Track in Aoraki National Park, New Zealand, South Island

Glacier Kayaking

Kayak amidst icebergs and glaciers beneath the towering mountains of Mount Cook National Park.

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Winter Sports

Visit in the winter months between June and August for some fabulous skiing and snowboarding.

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Embark on a leisurely day trek or a more challenging hike over multiple days such as the Routeburn Track.

Hermitage Hotel, Mount Cook, New Zealand
New Zealand

The Hermitage

Ringed by the magnificent snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps, the Hermitage has been welcoming visitors to Mount Cook National Park since 1884.

Interiors are comfortable and modern, and the 164 rooms range from suites to more motel style accommodation. Most rooms, as well as the restaurant, make the most of the fabulous mountain views.

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