$20 entry incl. theatre entry
Suitable for all ages
Open Daily 9am-4pm
Aoraki/Mount Cook climbing memoribilia
Aoraki/Mount Cook Aviation History
Wheelchair Accessible

Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre

Discover the history of this iconic region.  A tribute to Sir Edmund Hillary, humanitarian, ambassador and one of the world's greatest explorers. The centre located in the heart of he village showcases the Aoraki/Mount Cook region, its people and its tremendous triumphs.

The Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre is a world class centre comprising of a museum & theatre. It is a great place for those interested in exploring the colourful history of Aoraki/Mount Cook.

The museum showcases the history of the Mount Cook region with transport, climbing and Sir Edmund Hillary, exhibits. There's also an exhibit on the Hermitage, an inconic NZ hotel with a history spanning over 140 years.

The Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre's 126-seat custom-designed theatre is the world's only theatre with 2D, 3D and a Digital Dome Planetarium, contained within the same space. Cutting edge technology allows the 2D screen to raise up for storage while the 3D screen is in use and the Digital Dome Planetarium to lower into place when required. Please click here for further information.