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  • Address: 38 Orchard Road, Burnside 8053, New Zealand
  • Hours: Open daily, including Christmas Day. Hours of Operation: 9:00am-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 Hagglund 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 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 Canterbury Museum on Rolleston Avenue.

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International Antarctic Center General Admission Ticket, Christchurch, null
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International Antarctic Center General Admission Ticket

The International Antarctic Center is The Coolest Fun in Christchurch! Experience the wonder and magic of Antarctica without leaving Christchurch, at one of ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $42.72
International Antarctic Center Express Admission Ticket, Christchurch, Attraction Tickets
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International Antarctic Center Express Admission Ticket

The International Antarctic Center is The Coolest Fun in Christchurch! Experience the wonder and magic of Antarctica without leaving Christchurch, at one of ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $28.24
Christchurch Snow and Kiwi Tour, Christchurch, Attraction Tickets
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Christchurch Snow and Kiwi Tour

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Visit the International Antarctic Centre and Willowbank Wildlife Reserve on a guided half day tour. Savor a buffet dinner and don't miss your opportunity to ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $162.91
Christchurch City Sightseeing - Must See Three Attractions, Christchurch, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Christchurch City Sightseeing - Must See Three Attractions

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Three of the best things to do in Christchurch in one day! See New Zealands military history at the Air Force Museum, with 28 fully restored aircraft ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

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