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  • Address: 38 Orchard Road
  • Hours: Open daily. Summer (Oct - Mar): 9am - 7pm, Winter (Apr - Sept): 9am - 5:30pm
  • Admission: Adults: NZ$55, Children(5-15yrs): NZ$36

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International Antarctic Centre

Experience everything you want to know about the icy continent of Antarctica at the International Antarctic Centre, from indoor ice storms to ATV rides and penguins.

Feeding time at the NZ Penguin encounter is hugely popular, as is the Penguin Backstage Pass tour for an up-close view of these cute creatures.

Go for a rough and ready ride on the Hagglund all-terrain vehicle, watch snow being made and throw snowballs, chill out in an ice cave and see the aquarium displays of Antarctic wildlife. Don’t worry about keeping warm: chillproof jackets and overshoes are provided.

Practical Info

The International Antarctic Centre is a 15-minute drive northwest of central Christchurch, just across the road from the city’s airport.

The free Penguin Express bus leaves hourly from Cathedral Square in the city center.

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From USD $47.23

Christchurch Snow and Kiwi Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes

From USD $154.00

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