International Antarctic Centre Tours

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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.

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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