Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre, Mt. Cook Village

3.2
#5 of 18 in Childrens Museums in New Zealand
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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  • 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 »
  • I admired Sir Edmund Hilary before I went to the centre that bears his name. I came away respecting him even more. He faced tragedy and triumph in his life and remained a good, humble Kiwi bloke.  more »

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