Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre

Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre, Mt. Cook Village: Address, Phone Number, Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre Reviews: 4/5

Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre

Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre
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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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米老鼠
Christchurch, New Zealand18 contributions
Super friendly staff
Jul. 2021 • Family
It's a small museum plus a theater playing documentary about Sir Edmund Hillary. Good experience and to know this great Kiwi. Super friendly staff and she is very helpful, i rate her 5 stars. Well done.
是一个非常小的博物馆和中等大小的电影放映室。播放第一个等上珠穆朗玛的人的一些纪录片。非常友善的员工,感谢你
Written 14 July 2021
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111Olly
New Plymouth, New Zealand100 contributions
Great exhibition
May 2021 • Couples
For $20 this is worth a visit, especially if you view the several short documentaries on offer. A great selection of historic Hillary memorabilia
Written 11 May 2021
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Ian S
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand15 contributions
Interesting
Apr. 2021 • Couples
Well worth the visit if you are in Mt Cook. Shows a lot of memorabilia with a couple of good videos as well. Some great history shown here.
Written 16 April 2021
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vwatts40
Auckland, New Zealand79 contributions
Very good film about Hillary
Mar. 2021
Film well put together with material from his Everest climb but with much more material about how he used his fame to further charitable causes in Nepal. Remarkable man.
Written 3 April 2021
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Kiwifreespirits
Auckland, New Zealand93 contributions
A must see when at Mt Cook Village
Feb. 2021
We visited this exhibition on our last visit a few years ago and wanted to have another look . We again really enjoyed looking at the memorabilia on display . It is much more than an exhibition on Sir Edmund Hilary as important as this undoubtedly is . Even in respect of Sir Ed it is a reminder of his Antartic adventures and achievements which understandably tend to be overshadowed by the legend of Everest .There is excellent information on other notable mountaineers and also the very interesting history of Mt Cook Airlines and the the Mt Cook area including developement over the years . Well worth a visit . Last time we also watched the excellent film in the theaterette but skipped it this time. Not sure how often the fil runs at the moment as unusual times with less visitors about
Written 2 March 2021
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Serinthia
19 contributions
Lovely collection of photos!
Jan. 2021 • Family
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.
Written 3 January 2021
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Talia S
Christchurch, New Zealand6 contributions
Shows the man behind the legend
Oct. 2020
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.
Written 26 October 2020
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MarionK625
Wellington, New Zealand37 contributions
history of area
Sep. 2020
well worth visitng for history of area and of other mountaineers.
interesting photos, well worth also the short films
Written 23 September 2020
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gwen_coleman5
Christchurch, New Zealand53 contributions
Interesting and well presented
Sep. 2020
This was lovely, full of interesting information about New Zealand history, well presented and easy to get around.
Written 12 September 2020
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Margaret H
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand10 contributions
A place to visit
Aug. 2020
An amazing place in honour of Sir Ed Hillary. You can spend many hours here reading all the interesting accounts of all those who climbed in the National Park.
Written 25 August 2020
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