Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre, Mt. Cook Village
(3.8/5 based on 400+ 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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  • Small, outdated and had very little to do with Edmund Hillary. Film I saw was from the 90s and I fell asleep. Not even worth it on a rainy day, take a nap, you'll be glad you didn't suffer here! 
  • Absolutely loved this experience. I learned so much about our solar system and beyond. I left feeling quite overwhelmed with the ultimate questions of life and whats out there. As the weather was clou...  more »
  • In a 1 week stay at Mt Cook you are bound to have at least one wet day so this is a good way to spend a few hours looking at old photos & memorabilia from the early days of climbing on NZ's highest mo...  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.