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Antarctic Centre - General Admission

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The International Antarctic Centre provides visitors of all ages with an interactive, fun and exciting experience of Antarctica.

Highlights

  • Get up close and personal to the little Blue Penguins and enjoy the Penguin feeding show
  • Brace yourself for the world's first indoor Antarctic storm in the snow room!
  • Climb on board the Hagglund ride - the amphibious Antarctic vehicle
  • Experience the intense 4D Theatre that will leave your senses on high alert!
  • Have a cuddle a photo with Huskies!

Embark on a journey through Antarctica without even leaving Christchurch!

One of New Zealand's best tourist attractions, the International Antarctic Centre provides visitors of all ages with an interactive, fun and exciting experience of Antarctica.

Take a ride on the famously exciting Hagglund ride and an awesome simulated 4D cruise "Ice Voyage", plus heaps more! Without a doubt, this is the closest way to experience Antarctica, without mounting your own expedition!

Step inside the storm room and brace yourself for the world's first indoor Antarctic storm - an experience you will never forget!

Enter the Husky zone for a cuddle and selfie with our resident fluffy Huskies - or say hello to them in the Antarctic Storm room. Built for the Antarctic conditions our huskies will be in the snow room at 12:20pm, 1:20pm and 2:20pm.

These amazing dogs are at the centre from 9.30am – 5pm (with a break between 12.30 – 1.30pm).

Transport: Complimentary transport included on the penguin express shuttle. The bus service will have 5 runs daily at 8.00am, 10.00am, 12.00pm, 2.00pm, and 4.00pm. Please get in touch with the operator for specific departure locations and times.

Location: Next to Christchurch International Airport on Orchard Road. We are open every day of the year from 9am – 5.30pm.

Adult $59.00
Child $29.00

What's included

  • Free Penguin Express shuttle
  • 4 Seasons of Antarctica
  • Snow & Ice Experience
  • Antarctic Storm
  • Penguin Encounter; Penguin Feeding
  • Antarctic Gallery
  • 4D Extreme Theatre

Duration

  • Allow approximately 3 hours duration for the whole experience

Restrictions

  • All children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Child price applies to ages 5 - 15 years. Under 5's FREE.

    It is important that you arrive no more than fifteen (15) minutes either side of your scheduled trip time as this is a condition of entry with the deal.

    We do not recommend the Hagglund ride for visitors with heart conditions, back or neck pain or if pregnant.

    Children must be over 2 years old to ride the Hagglund.

Available Bookings from December 10 to December 16

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Simon from New Zealand wrote on 18 September 2016

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Value for money

Spent a good 3.5 hours here, get in early like 9am get on the ride first, then plan your route well to make sure u see all the shows and other stuff, time it right go to the 11am 4d show, then walk out and q up for the 11.30 as its a different show, saves time...on a whole great time made better by getting it cheaper on book me

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Sindha from New Zealand wrote on 15 May 2017

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The feeling of antartic

This place is awesome. We rode haglund (it's my 1st time) & it's one of the best attractions. Riding haglund feels like riding rollercoaster. It pushes your adrenalin to come out. I also like the penguins, especially Marty. She's so cute & likes to show of. 4D & wind storm (the temperature is -18°C), the other magic attractions. It just worth to be experienced 🖒

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John from Laos wrote on 30 September 2017

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Awesome

Amazing. Must see. Must do. Loved it.

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Kanu Negi from Australia wrote on 03 December 2017

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Good place to visit

Went with my family and loved the experience. Staff were friendly. Location is handy.

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Paula from New Zealand wrote on 17 October 2017

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Fantastic

My 9 year old son and I loved our trip here. The lockers for storing all our gear at a really reasonable price was a great start. It wasn't too busy at 9am when we got there. There was heaps to enjoy and we did it all. Before we left we used had lunch in the cafe. The food was so well presented. Everything was so clean and shiny. The lady in the cafe was so lovely and friendly and the coffee and food were excellent. Even the prices were acceptable. A great 3 hours and then a free ride into the city on the Penguin Express. 5 stars from us.

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