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Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre

89 Terrace Road, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7946, New Zealand
+64 800 686 800
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Well done

Enjoyed seeing what was accomplished by Mr Hillary in his training in the area and knowing he... read more

Reviewed yesterday
freeone2011
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Edmonton, Canada
Amazing experience

We really enjoyed the two movies we saw. They were well presented and had great content. The Museum... read more

Reviewed yesterday
BoneCutlet
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Nelson, New Zealand
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
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“star gazing” (41 reviews)
“night sky” (11 reviews)
“clear night” (12 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
89 Terrace Road, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7946, New Zealand
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+64 800 686 800

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Reviewed yesterday

Enjoyed seeing what was accomplished by Mr Hillary in his training in the area and knowing he conquering Everest

Thank freeone2011
Reviewed yesterday

We really enjoyed the two movies we saw. They were well presented and had great content. The Museum was very interesting and had great date on both the Hermitage, climbing and Ed Hillary. Highly recommend

Thank BoneCutlet
Reviewed 3 days ago

A good overall history of the early pioneering days of the Hermitage Hotel and a very fitting tribute to Sir Edmund Hillary. Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre does a great job presenting the life and times of this great gentleman. In addition there is a...More

Thank Connexus2
Reviewed 6 days ago

Fascinating way to spend a couple of hours or a day when the weather dictates. Amazing range of displays and movies outlining the history of Mt Cook and the exploits of Sir Edmund Hillary himself including his mountaineering exploits and his Antarctic expeditions. Great value...More

Thank WilliamRG2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent an entire day here, alternating between the museum exhibits, the planetarium and theatre shows, and the cafe. They have a great selection of movies and shows. The documentaries on Sir Edmund Hillary and the Mountain Rescuers were especially interesting. As someone who is...More

Thank Kathryn Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can enter as many times as you like for your $20 while you are in the area. Make sure you watch the 3D and the black hole movies. I think there is 6 movies in all. Very informative

Thank NanafromNZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there with a little bit of time on our hands and were not dissapointed. We first got to see some kind of 3D movie about the universe and then watched the documentary on Sr Hillary, which was very interesting! Maybe not the most...More

Thank MathieuPriem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in Mount Cook National Park this attraction is a must. Very informative, interesting exhibits and excellent documentary films in the cinema. Also a good cafeteria service, souvenir shops and bathroom facilities. Outside good car parking and walking routes. A good day out...More

Thank paymonger
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointing prices for entry that would only be viable if staying over. Drove from Twizel for a visit and despite there being some great artifacts and information $40 for a couple a ridiculous price. Movies are included but unless we were staying for the night...More

Thank jobrennan2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful experience. - Stargazing in the evening - although clear skies - a full moon reduced the possible full experience of a black velvet sky. However, the guides were equipped with very powerful telescopes and allowed us all to view some of the major and...More

Thank FranGol
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Fay W
We will be in Mt Cook on Friday 21st April. How crowded will it be?
10 April 2017|
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Response from plumeria54 | Reviewed this property |
We were there 2 weeks ago and it wasn't very crowded. If you are interested in the nighttime Sky tour, book it in advance if possible since that was filled up when we got there. Enjoy the walks, especially the one to... More
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Hally602
Hi, I'm planning to visit New Zealand for the first time and I think I will be on South Island between Earth Day and Astronomy Day (22 to 29 April 2017). Which is the best road to drive in the dark sky reserve if I want to observe the night skies on a road trip from Abel Tasman National Park to Queenstown?
5 September 2016|
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Response from jOHN5H | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I have photographed at Lake Pukaki recently and its amazing, just from the dam wall, the whole sky is filled with more stars than you would ever see in city areas. Out of Wanaka and Queenstown townships are also... More
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