Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)

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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  • Film well put together with material from his Everest climb but with much more material about how he used his fame to further charitable causes in Nepal. Remarkable man.  more »
  • We visited this exhibition on our last visit a few years ago and wanted to have another look . We again really enjoyed looking at the memorabilia on display . It is much more than an exhibition on...  more »
  • A cute little series of exhibits showing the history of the hotel, mountaineering in the area and one of our most beloved New Zealanders, Ed.  more »

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