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Interesting place

As our ski plane was canceled due to weather, we were stuck at the hotel between coaches, so... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2018
good shows

saw 2 shows --Edmund Hillary and the 3 d Planets show .liked the one about Hillary a lot .worth... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2018
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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
89 Terrace Road, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7946, New Zealand
+64 800 686 800
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent Centre with great photos and information. I was astonished at how many people have perished climbing the mountain over the years.

Thank HollyFan
Reviewed 14 June 2018

As our ski plane was canceled due to weather, we were stuck at the hotel between coaches, so decided to go fro it. It has a short movie, followed by some interesting exhibits on mountaineering, mainly focusing on Hilary's feat.

Thank TooLessTime
Reviewed 29 May 2018

I met Sir Edmund Hillary after he came down form his historic climb of Mt Everest and it bought memories to see his Center.

Reviewed 20 May 2018

saw 2 shows --Edmund Hillary and the 3 d Planets show .liked the one about Hillary a lot .worth visiting if staying at the Hermitage and taking the 24 hour pass

Thank vickicork
Reviewed 13 May 2018

This information centre is located at the hermitage hotel. One must pay to get in. This place displays some interesting facts and Sir Edmund Hillary and Mt cook.

Thank minimize940314
Reviewed 12 May 2018

Be sure to take the time to walk through the centre. Lots of interesting tidbits -- and I thoroughly enjoyed the videos in the downstairs screening room. Am surprised that it is free.

Thank TristanEF
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Some interesting information, if you have a whiole day to spend trying to watch the videos.. very expensive entrance fee

Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 4 May 2018

A wonderful display,historic documents,old snow machinery,,interesting documentary in comfortable theatre...Very large clothing section,good cafeteria upstairs...If you're into the original conquering of Everest...this is for you...NO AMEX

Thank john241Caloundra
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Many people have heard of Sir Edmund Hillary. Some may know he was the first to summit Everest. But how many really know the man? This exhibit tells you everything from his early years, to his adventures climbing mountains like nearby Mt. Cook and his...More

Thank Colo_Traveler05
Reviewed 28 April 2018

My husband and I were on a guided tour of New Zealand and this was included in our tour. The centre was attached to our hotel, so we didn't have to travel to get there. It was an interesting museum with a few videos. We...More

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Julie A
6 September 2017|
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Response from jennysfaith | Reviewed this property |
It's not something you should book until you get there due to weather. We always book the stargazing tour once we have arrived in the village and know what the weather is going to be like as it's no use booking that... More
1 July 2017|
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At least 2 hours
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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