Start from behind the Hermitage. The walk zigzags through totara trees with a ferny understorey, emerging at a lookout near the prominent water tanks above the Hermitage. Walkers are rewarded with a birds-eye view of the village and beyond to the white ice of the Hooker Glacier and Aoraki/Mount Cook. Sunrise and sunset are good times to catch light-play on the mountains.
South Island ▷ Mount Cook - MacKenzie ▷ Mount Cook
Short but if the weather is good you can see Mt Cook peak plus glacier and lake.
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