The Hilary Centre is located within the Hermitage hotel complex and showcases the achievements of the great man and the scenery of the Aoraki Mt Cook region .
There are 2 D 3D and Digital Planaterium presentations, all shown within the Centre’s custom designed theatre. It’s something of pot luck as to which presentation will be showing when you are there . However if it is a rainy day with poor views of Mt Cook viewing one of the movies is a good option – otherwise get out on the trail and enjoy short walks on the Hooker Valley Trail , knowing you are stepping in Hilary’s footsteps on the approach to New Zealand’s highest Mountain.
What our travellers enjoyed about the Sir Edmund Hilary Alpine Centre…
- Well laid out exhibition of early Hilary photographs , of both his climbing days in New Zealand and famous conquest of Everest
- Excellent 3D film of the Mt Cook Mountain panorama