Story: South Canterbury region

The Hermitage

The Hermitage

The first Hermitage accommodation house was built in 1885 to cater for affluent climbers and tourists. This was replaced by a larger building in 1914. When this burnt down in 1957, the present Hermitage was built. It remains one of New Zealand’s premier tourist hotels. There are also motels, chalets and a camping ground at Aoraki/Mt Cook.

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The Hermitage

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John Wilson, 'South Canterbury region - Mackenzie Country', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 December 2016)

Full story by John Wilson, published 28 Feb 2007, updated 12 May 2015