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  • The Sir Edmund Hilary Alpine Centre

    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