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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  • Have some time available. Great value for money. This is a fascinating display to view, especially if you take in the short but informative film shows 
  • What a wonderful tribute to a great explorer. Lots of detail and exhibits of memorabilia on display. The planatarium theatre was excellent comfortable clean and a quality exhibit. Really enjoyed viewi...  more »
  • I liked the location of my lodge with views of Mount Cook but it rained some in the afternoon so movies and one of the "rescuers" who go looking for people in trouble in the mountain teaches us if this mountain that quickly changes of temperature and wind and that there are at least 150 deaths to date and the Museum on sir Hilary I enjoyed.
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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.