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International Antarctic Centre - General Admission + VIP Penguin Backstage Pass

Experience the wonder and magic of Antarctica without leaving New Zealand at one of the countries most popular tourist attractions.

Highlights

  • VIP Penguin Backstage Pass
  • Penguin Rescue - Meet the little guys in blue
  • Hagglund Field Trip - Go off-road like an Antarctic explorer
  • Storm Dome - Brave a summertime Antarctic storm
  • 4D Theatre - Four-dimensional visual experience

The award winning International Antarctic Centre has a huge range of experiences that's sure to keep the whole family entertained.

Feel the chill of a full on storm in our awesome Antarctic storm room and take a thrilling ride in an off-road in a Hagglund!

Immerse yourself in our big screen ice tour and amazing 4D theatre.

Learn about the wildlife, Antarctica’s effect on the globe and modern day life on Scott Base with this full on, interactive experience.

This exclusive combo also includes a VIP Penguin Backstage Pass. Limited to just 8 visitors per tour, you'll get to experience these incredible birds up close and personal.

Your Antarctic Guide will take you into the areas not accessible to other visitors and you'll get to learn about the penguins routines and their feeding and habitats.

We welcome you to Antarctica - The coolest fun in Christchurch!

Adult $69.00
Child $39.00 (6-15 years old)

What's included

  • VIP Penguin Backstage Pass
  • Antarctica 101
  • Storm Dome & Antarctica Storm
  • 4D Theatre & Antartic Gallery
  • Penguin Encounter; Penguin Feeding
  • General Entry - International Antarctic Centre

Duration

  • Allow approximately 4 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • 38 Orchard Road (between Memorial Ave and Wairakei Road) near Christchurch Airport.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • VIP Penguin Backstage Tour are presented in English.

    The tours are unfortunately not suitable for wheelchairs or those with limited mobility as stairs are involved.

    Children must be over the age of six to go on this tour.

    Health Notice: Premium Penguin Caregiver Tour and VIP Penguin Backstage Pass are not recommended for any person whose immune system has been compromised in any way (eg. due to chemotherapy or exposure to HIV) due the close bird contact and potential exposure to Bird faeces etc.

  • Please Note: General Admission to the International Antarctic Centre is included.

Available Bookings from April 22 to April 28

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.8

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Monalisa from New Zealand wrote on 17 April 2021

A good way to lear about the centre's cause

If you plan to go here, definitely do the VIP backstage pass so you get more in depth experience and knowledge about what the centre does for their penguins. Also included is the entry with free experiences. A definite must do is the Hagglund ride that takes you out the back of the centre to experience the snow mobile

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Brett from New Zealand wrote on 13 April 2021

AwesomeA

Loved the storm simulation (could be a bit longer though) The 4D movie was an amazing experience with a few added surprises. Quite entertaining and informative. Would definitely recommend doing this.

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kerstino from New Zealand wrote on 24 March 2021

Superb, highly recommended

Super friendly staff, very good knowledge and enthusiasm, everything was fun and I would highly recommend this activity

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Robbie from New Zealand wrote on 23 March 2021

Great experience for all ages. A lot of hands-on or practical stuff for everyone to try. The Hägglund ride is always cool, and the winter storm is even cooler. (Literally. See what I did there?) Enjoyed the Backstage Pass tour with Becks (? - sorry, I think I've got your name wrong). Very interesting.

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kazw1 from New Zealand wrote on 14 March 2021

Excellent place to visit

Loved this place highly recommend the backstage pass great staff really educational and entertaining keep up your great work

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