Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre, Mt. Cook Village

3.7
#2 of 6 in Childrens Museums in South Island
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 Mt. Cook Village travel planner.
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  • My friends and I booked the Stargazing Tour in advance because we have heard positive reviews about it. We specifically arranged for our trip to Mount Cook on a new moon night so that we can have dark...  more »
  • This review is of the stargazing only, not the entire center. We made advance reservations for the stargazing. We stayed in Queenstown instead of Mt. Cook and drove up early that day to do some hiking...  more »
  • To better understand the entire Sr. Hillary experience from Mt. Cook to Everest, visit the center and watch both movies. A fantastic education and adventure to be here.  more »
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  • Paid for entry and watched Sir Edmund documentary... i could/should have stayed and watched more but was only resting between hikes! Havent tried to find the documentary elsewhere. Museum is informative without being too much too take in. Covers a good range of history of the ascents of Mt. Cook as well as Sir Edmunds legacy. Id recommend if its raining, your tired from walking or you cant see much else to do in town!
  • Worth the $20 for so much content, if you have an interest in climbing then definitely visit.
  • I liked the visitor centre overall, but the cafe is quite mediocre and they made horrible Vienna coffee, so maybe just stick to cappuccino
  • Definitely worth $20. A good time spent
  • 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.

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