International Antarctic Centre. Experience the wonder of Antarctica without leaving Christchurch, at one of New Zealand's coolest tourist attractions.

International Antarctic Centre

Attraction - Christchurch - Airport

Experience the wonder and magic of Antarctica without leaving Christchurch, at one of New Zealand's coolest award winning tourist attractions.

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's 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, plus heaps more!

It's quite possibly the closest you'll get to Antarctica without mounting your own expedition!

Hagglund Ride - Climb aboard for an adrenalin and fun filled ride on the amazing all terrain amphibious Antarctic vehicle - the Hagglund! Sit back, buckle up, hold on and prepare to experience what it's like travelling across rough terrain in this unique and exciting machine.

Penguin Encounter - The Penguin Encounter is New Zealand's first combined indoor/outdoor Penguin viewing area with capacity to hold up to 26 Little Blue Penguins and allows visitors to view Little Blue Penguins in a Banks Peninsula natural-themed environment that can be accessed on two levels.

Snow and Ice Experience/Antarctic storm - This safe all-weather indoor polar room is chilled to -5 degrees Celsius and is fun for all ages! Slide down an icy slope, shelter in an ice cave, brave the wind chill machine at -18 degrees Celsius, or get 'exchillarated' in the Antarctic Storm that blows through every hour.

38 Orchard Road, Christchurch Airport

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