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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 October 28 to November 03

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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Tue 3 Nov

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$55.20
  • Child$23.40

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$55.20
  • Child$23.40

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$55.20
  • Child$23.40

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$55.20
  • Child$23.40

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$55.20
  • Child$23.40

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$55.20
  • Child$23.40

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$55.20
  • Child$23.40

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$55.20
  • Child$23.40

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$55.20
  • Child$23.40

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$55.20
  • Child$23.40

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$55.20
  • Child$23.40

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$55.20
  • Child$23.40

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$55.20
  • Child$23.40

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$55.20
  • Child$23.40

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$55.20
  • Child$23.40

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$55.20
  • Child$23.40

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$55.20
  • Child$23.40

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$55.20
  • Child$23.40

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$55.20
  • Child$23.40

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$55.20
  • Child$23.40

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$55.20
  • Child$23.40

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$55.20
  • Child$23.40

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$55.20
  • Child$23.40

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$55.20
  • Child$23.40

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

4.9

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anthonyg4 from New Zealand wrote on 21 October 2020

A must do

fantastic visit, loved the 4D Movie experience and the Hagglund ride was fun. Got to see the penguins in the hospital with the backstage pass very helpful staff from start to finish.

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yendisa from New Zealand wrote on 13 October 2020

Great place. Thank you

We loved it. Can you correct booking appt that sends out automatically from you for all other customers please? It sent us to the wrong address 10-15ms away from Antarctic Centre. We were late and were lucky we could reschedule. If you can update for all other people with these amazing deals. Be extra happy Thank you Yen

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Mohamad Majed from New Zealand wrote on 12 September 2020

Good Experience!

Good experience must visit:)

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Anita from New Zealand wrote on 18 July 2020

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Fantastic facility

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Steve from New Zealand wrote on 17 February 2020

Excellent - so much to do and see

We had a brilliant time. The staff are excellent, very passionate and knowledgeable. The huskies, penguins and all terrain experiences were a definite highlight. The storm simulation was also fun!

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