Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre, Mt. Cook Village

Categories: Observatories, Specialty Museums, Museums, Tours, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
3.8/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web
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 and other Mt. Cook Village attractions into our Mt. Cook Village trip itinerary builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The exhibits about mountaineering folk are very interesting. We watched a couple of good vudeis about Mt Cook plys there are a host of others that we didn't have time to see. Your $20 pass lasts for t...  read more »
  • Really enjoyed spending time in the Hillary centre. Was great that we could pop back and forth during our stay. Loved the movies and the way you had a variety of things to do there. Definitely worth t...  read more »
  • Popped into see Mt. Cook on our way from Lake Tekapo to Wanaka & decided to have a look at the museum. We had a quick lunch which was okay. Not a huge amount of variety, but the service was very good....  read more »
  • Great history, wonderful exhibits and films detailing his life and the climb. Nice cafe with snacks as well. Very up-to-date and modern museum and exhibits.
  • Great upstairs cafe with limited but generous and delicious options. Go for a salad of the day.
  • Named after Sir Edmund Hillary climber of Mount Everest (29012ft) , first being Tensing Norge, India who accompanied him. Good reminiscences .
  • Rather boring exhibition to be honest. And the movie they've showed (3D) caused me so much eye pain I can't describe it.
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