Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre, Mt. Cook Village

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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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  • Mt COOK is a ,must-see attraction, majestic and awe-inspiring! The Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre should be accessible to all. Instead it was geared to the wealthy and to the Asian tourism sector. T...  more »
  • In order to heal the weariness in the hike of Mount Cook in the rain stopped. Can is also affordable cafes and after, to appreciate the nature of (sunny day) at dome theater Gaia.
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  • This place is a nice little corner of the hotel but it's not exactly up to what everybody says it is. It's a foyer with some great artefacts and very informative stories but that's it.  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.