Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre

Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre



14 Rankers Reviews

12 Face-to-Face

24 Museums and Galleries

16 Mount Cook




“It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves”

A tribute to Sir Edmund Hillary, humanitarian, ambassador and one of the world’s greatest explorers, the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre showcases the Aoraki Mount Cook region, its people and its place in the universe. .

Designed to educate and entertain, the centre features a spectacular state-of-the-art 3D movie, New Zealand’s first full dome digital Planetarium and Museum which documents the pioneering heart of the region and features the impressive Hillary Gallery. The cafe and bar area offers indoor and outdoor seating and floor to ceiling mountain views.


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Mona Uttendorf


Ranking: 10/10

A nice cafe to stay with amazing pies and a beautiful view to Mt Cook!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Gavin Moffatt


Ranking: 8/10

Terrific. Film over Mt Cook and surrounds is definitely worth seeing.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Sabina Carney


Ranking: 8/10

Although the displays were small, it gave a great overall view of the history of early white settlement. Especially the early female mountaineers.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Pernille and Flemming


Ranking: 10/10


Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Jiri Sojka

Czech Republic

Ranking: 9/10

Very interesting museum with cinema and history of claiming of New Zealand. The movies in the cinema are worth it!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Veronica and Jordi


Ranking: 7/10

Very small museum, few activities btut interesting.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Jonathan Cree

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Go and watch 'Hilary on Everest' at their cinema and be inspired. Then have a beer overlooking Mt Cook.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Gert Vogelaers


Ranking: 9/10

Very good museum, also the different movies that can be seen. A very good alternative for a rainy day at Mount Cook.

Reviewed over 8 years ago