Who owns the Hermitage Mt Cook?
Aoraki Mount Cook Alpine Village Ltd, owner of The Hermitage Hotel, and Event Hospitality and Entertainment (EVENT), owner of Rydges and QT Hotels, have entered into an agreement to link The Hermitage Hotel’s management team into the wider EVENT Hotels network.
How much does it cost to climb Mount Cook?
The cost of the Aoraki Mount Cook Guided Ascent is NZ$6,300 – Helicopter access & egress included.
How do you get to Mt Cook?
Getting To Mt Cook NZ. From Christchurch: Drive south on state highway 1 to Rangitata and turn right to Geraldine- 1.5 to 2 hours. Continue to Fairlie – 30 minutes – and turn right onto state highway 8 through the beautiful Mackenzie Country, past Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki, to Twizel – 1 to 1.5 hours.
Can you climb Mount Cook without a guide?
Braun-Elwert says an experienced tramper could be ready to climb it guided within a year, but to do it without a guide would take considerably longer. “The technical crux is quite short, but is high up the mountain – at around 3000m – so climbers are tired when they get there.
How long does it take to walk up Mount Cook?
Aoraki Mount Cook is a serious mountaineering challenge with huge vertical relief, it is often underestimated because of its relatively low elevation. A successful climb requires recent experience, proven climbing proficiency and excellent physical fitness. The average length of day for the climb is 16 hours.
Is Mount Cook worth visiting?
Lake Tekapo is definitely worth a vist and would recommend you go. Both, Mt Cook and Tekapo is worth the visit! If you got the time – I would recommend the walk/hike to Hooker Lake. Best way to see the lake and the surrounding area is by hiking up to Mt John, which is the little mountain on the leftern shoreside.
Why is Mount Cook famous?
Aoraki Mount Cook National Park is a special place for Kiwis and international visitors alike. Famous for its dramatic natural beauty and holding deep spiritual significance for the Ngāi Tahu iwi, the park is home to New Zealand’s tallest mountain and longest glacier.