Documentaries in 2D
Hillary on Everest
See the candid documentary on the life of the great mountain
climber and explorer, Sir Edmund Hillary at the Sir Edmund Hillary
Alpine Centre. Not available on DVD, the documentary was produced
by Sir Edmund Hillary and his good friend, fellow Kiwi Tom
Hear Sir Edmund talk candidly about his ascent of Mount
Everest and other expeditions; his early years; Mount Cook and the
deaths of his first wife and daughter in a tragic plane crash.
We currently have two other spectacular and
informative 2D documentaries to view...
Follow the team as they brave the elements to answer
life-threatening emergency calls from unsuspecting climbers
stranded on the mountain, engulfed in the extreme conditions.
Howling winds and deep powdery snow blankets an unstable ice base
riddled with massive crevasses: it's too dangerous for the
helicopter to land but the search and rescue (SAR) team leaps from
the chopper, risking their lives to save another.
Each year thousands of visitors from around the world flock to
Aoraki Mt Cook, this is an attractive playground for adrenaline
junkies. But it's also one of the most dangerous alpine
undertakings in the world. Within minutes the backdrop of clear
blue skies can turn into a bubbling cauldron of gale-force winds,
driving snow, and dense cloud, eliminating all visibility.
A journey through time to unravel New Zealand's ancient past,
and for the first time reveals the surprising origins of our most
iconic animals... be prepared to be shocked!
Featuring stunning high definition action and startling
super-slow motion images filmed by award winning documentary maker
NHNZ and state of the art 3D modelling and CGI graphics produced by
Weta Workshops NZ. To trace the origins of the kiwi, kakapo, kea
and tuatara we travel back through time to reveal their ancestry
and shed new light on the lesser known species. Primeval New
Zealand is a spectacular celebration of the origins of life in New
||Child 4-14 yrs
Price includes unlimited entry per person for the duration of
your stay in Mount Cook to the museum and all theatre shows
including Mount Cook Magic in 3D and all Planetarium features.
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Screening times may vary without notice. Please
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