Head out on the terminal lake of the Tasman Glacier for this small-boat tour, which gets up close and personal with old icebergs and...
Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre
This multimedia museum opened just three weeks before the January 2008 death of the man widely regarded as the greatest New Zealander of...
Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park Visitor Centre
Arguably the best DOC visitor centre in NZ. It not only dispatches all necessary information and advice on tramping routes and weather...
Chamois Bar & Grill
Upstairs in Mt Cook Backpacker Lodge, this large bar offers pub grub (meals $15 to $30), a pool table, a big-screen TV and the...
Old Mountaineers' Cafe
Encouraging lingering with books, memorabilia and mountain views through picture windows, the village's best eatery also supports local...
The Hermitage, Terrace Rd · interesting places nearby
Big Sky information
NZ's southern sky is introduced with a 45-minute presentation in the Alpine Centre's digital planetarium. Afterwards participants venture outside to study the real deal with telescopes, binoculars and an astronomy guide.