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The International Antarctic Center is The Coolest Fun in Christchurch!Experience the wonder and magic of Antarctica without leaving Christchurch, at one of New Zealand’s best, award winning tourist attractions.

Visit: International Antarctic Centre

The International Antarctic Centre is your destination for authentic, interactive fun and provides an exciting experience of Antarctica for visitors of all ages. It doesn’t matter whether you’re 2 or 92, there are hours of fun here for everyone.
You’ll visit ‘Antarctica’ the snow and ice experience, survive an Antarctic Storm, learn about life in modern day Antarctica and Scott Base, and hang out with Little Blue Penguins!  There’s also the famously exciting Hagglund ride and an awesome simulated 4D cruise, Happy Feet 4D and lots more!
It’s quite possibly the closest you’ll get to Antarctica without mounting your own expedition!
We are located next to Christchurch International Airport and open every day of the year from 9am – 5.30pm.

  • Ideal choice for families
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Family friendly
  • Popular choice with kids

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand

Duration: 3 hours

Voucher Redembtion: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. 

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Additional Information

    Operates: Daily from 9am–5.30pm including Christmas Day.

    Departure Point:
    The shuttle pickup and dropoff stop is located outside the Museum and i-SITE in Rolleston Ave.

    Departure Time: The shuttle pick-up and drop-off stop in the city is located outside the Canterburyt Museum in Rolleston Ave.

    The Penguin Express is a service ONLY FOR visitors to the Antarctic Centre.

    The Penguin Express departs city centre at 9am, 11am, 1pm & 3pm daily.

    The shuttle departs International Antarctic Centre at 10am, 12pm, 2pm & 4pm daily.

  • Inclusions:
    • Penguin Express Shuttle service from the city to the Center
    • Entry/Admission - International Antarctic Centre

  • Exclusions:
    • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)

  • Other Information:
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Hagglund Rides: We do not recommend this ride for visitors with heart conditions, back or neck pain or if pregnant
    • Children must be over 2 years old to ride the Hagglund and all children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult

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