International Antarctic Centre

The International Antarctic Centre transports a slice of this astounding continent to Christchurch, with a range of immersive experiences that allow everyday visitors to see, touch, feel and fall in love with Antarctica.


$49.00 - $95.00
$29.00 - $95.00
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Journey through modern day Antarctica and experience a taste of this unique and breathtaking continent. Learn about the human impact on the continent, the wildlife and ecosystems and Antarctica’s effect on the globe. Brave an Antarctic storm, go off-road in a Hägglund, befriend a husky, mingle with the penguins, experience Antarctica from all four dimensions and leave with a head full of knowledge, a heart full of love and an inspiration to take action. Just like the explorers before you.

See it. Love it. Save it.

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Physical address

38 Orchard Rd, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $49.00 - $95.00
(15 year(s) and under)
$29.00 - $95.00
Other charges:
Fully inclusive ticket- General Admission. Optional Backstage Penguin VIP Pass Available.
Further pricing information:
Booking fees may apply.
Cancellation policy:
The International Antarctic Centre require 24 hours notice prior to departure for any booking cancellations or amendments. Visit our website for full T&Cs.

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
Directly across the road from Christchurch International Airport - a 5 min walk.
Proximity to coach terminal:
There is a Regional coach Transport Hub at Christchurch International Airport across the road and public bus stop right outside on Orchard Road.
Proximity to town:
15 min drive; Public Bus stops outside attraction; Free Penguin Express Bus from city to attraction.

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Opening times

Business hours:
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Language support

  Written Spoken
Chinese (Simplified) NO YES
Chinese (Traditional) NO YES
French NO YES
German NO YES
Japanese NO YES
Korean NO YES
Spanish NO YES

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