Traveling to NZ in April this year.
We are landing in Christchurch & staying a night there. Next morning - heading to mount cook visiting lake Tekapo on way. Spending 2 nights at the hermitage hotel
Plan to do the Hooker Valley Walk. Still confused about the Glacier Explorer tour (not sure it's worth it) & the Star Gazing tour (read it's not so good here - although don't know where else to do it)
Does all this sound good? Is it too much time at Mount Cook? Should we consider 1 night at Tekapo & 1 at Mount Cook - it's a bit of a hassle that ways though?
Also we are using a private car to drop us from Christchurch & then again pick us for Queenstown
So the free day we have in mount cook - we don't have a car - is that ok?
Quite skeptical about the stay at the hermitage - have read such negative reviews - really wondering if it's worth it?
Lastly, any inputs which room category to chose - standard, superior or premium - hoping for something simple but clean & hopefully refurbished.
Looking forward to your valuable inputs.. Thank you !