Hillary’s Hut – Antarctica Virtual Reality Experience


Antarctic Heritage Trust invites you to explore Sir Edmund Hillary’s Antarctic hut through a new, ground-breaking virtual reality experience.

In partnership with Auckland University of Technology (AUT) the Trust has developed this virtual reality experience to celebrate New Zealand’s first presence in Antarctica.

Hillary’s Antarctic Hut VR Experience is visiting Shirley Library in the second week in the April school holidays!

The VR Experience is available on the following dates, from 10.00am–3.00pm:

  • Tuesday 18 April
  • Wednesday 19 April
  • Thursday 20 April
  • Friday 21 April

Venue: Shirley Library, 36 Marshlands Road, Shirley, Christchurch 8061

Suitable for ages 9 plus.

Free, no bookings are required for this venue.

Booking support:

If you need any assistance with booking your Hillary’s Hut – Antarctica Virtual Reality Experience, please phone Antarctic Heritage Trust on (03) 358 0212 or email info@nzaht.org.


Please note we require all participants to clean their hands with commercial hand sanitizer before and after taking part of the VR Experience. Please talk to us if you cannot comply with this health and safety measure. Note that we clean headsets and hand controllers between each user. For your safety and of others, please do not attend this event if you or others in your party are feeling unwell and/or have any symptoms associated with COVID-19. Read the full list of possible symptoms here: www.covid19.govt.nz.

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