Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre, Mt. Cook Village

Observatory · Museum
Discover the history of the Aoraki/Mount Cook region at Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre, featuring exhibits about legendary explorer, mountaineer, and philanthropist Sir Edmund Hillary. The center also offers visually spectacular shows at the combined 3D cinema and digital planetarium. The museum serves as an ideal prelude to a walk on one of the many surrounding mountain trails, suitable for a range of fitness and ability levels. After your walk, stop for a bite at the center's cafe, offering views of region's snow-topped mountains. Put Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) travel planner.
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  • well worth visitng for history of area and of other mountaineers. interesting photos, well worth also the short films  more »
  • This was lovely, full of interesting information about New Zealand history, well presented and easy to get around.  more »
  • An amazing place in honour of Sir Ed Hillary. You can spend many hours here reading all the interesting accounts of all those who climbed in the National Park.  more »

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