International Antarctic Centre

Book Online
Date: Days:
More Information

Antarctic Centre Discover how life survives in Antarctica at the International Antarctic Centre. Located in the heart of a working campus, it is from here that most Antarctic missions are planned.

Twice judged New Zealands best Attraction, the Centre is a must see when visiting Christchurch. Visitors can enjoy the wonder of Antarctica with a fun, exciting and interactive experience.

Take an outdoor ride on the Hagglund, our all terrain amphibian vehicle. Imported from Sweden, these vehicles will take you over an exciting outdoor adventure course - even swimming in water!

Enjoy a snow & ice experience in our polar room. Slide down an icy slope, brave the wind chill machine at -18 C or get exchillarated in the Antarctic Storm - a worlds first indoor storm!

View Little Blue penguins in the NZ Penguin Encounter, New Zealand's first combined indoor/outdoor penguin viewing area.

Take a cruise down to Antarctica in the 4D EXTREME Theatre. Complete with 3D movie, seat movement, falling snow, water sprays and wind this experience offers all the thrills and spills of any Antarctic cruise.

Open every day of the year from 9am. For more info Free call 0800 847 486

All day pass with unlimited entry and rides
Adult $65.00 / Child (5-15 years) $35.00
Child (under 5 years) Free
Family (2 adults & up to 4 children) $165.00
Seniors & Students $55.00

Penguin Backstage Pass (Optional Extra)
Adult $25.00 / Child (5-15 years) $15.00

FREE daily shuttle, the Penguin Express, departs on the hour (starting at 10.00am daily) from diagonally opposite the art gallery on the corner of Montreal and Worcester Streets, and 5 minutes past the hour right opposite , being over the road from, the Heartland Cotswold at 88 Papanui Road.

  • Internet Access
  • Wireless Hotspots

How to find us


Open every day of the year, including Christmas Day, from 9am - 5.30pm.

More Information
  • Conference Facilities: Full conference facilities available, max 180
  • Meeting Rooms: 2 modern private conference rooms set amidst a world class attraction.
Information available on this web site concerning products and services is provided by third parties. Information changes regularly, so you should use this as a guide only. Please make direct contact with a product or service provider to confirm details. Tourism Innovations Ltd ( is not responsible or liable for any claims arising in relation to information supplied to it.
Parade of Lights Audotorium Viewing

Contact Details

Contact: Wendy Smith

Phone: +64 3 357 0519

Free Phone: 0508 736 4846
(NZ Only)

Address: PO Box 14088
38 Orchard Road
Christchurch Airport
New Zealand

Get directions

Email: Send Email

Qualmark Awards