Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre, Mt. Cook Village

(3.7/5 based on 420+ 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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  • A simple but extensive collection giving the incredible story of Hillary and Sherpa tensing It's a great and humbling story and one that will encourage and inspire Handily located where we were droppe...  more »
  • We were keen to visit the museum but we like others were expecting to see more of the story and more artefacts from his climbs. The films were interesting but difficult to hear as there were a number ...  more »
  • I'm afraid we chose to be idle after a 5-hour drive from Christchurch . We bought a drink from the enormous cafe and bar and sat on the sunny terrace to plan our walking trip for the next day. The bac...  more »
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  • 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.