Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre, Mt. Cook Village

3.2
#3 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 Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) travel planner.
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  • Great collection of Hotel memories, along with Sir Ed memorabilia. This is a must do when staying or popping into The Hermitage.  more »
  • This place feels a little corporate- using Hillary’s image to sell souvenirs to tourists. That said, it has some interesting artefacts - restores tractors from polar expeditions, a ski plane, and a....  more »

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