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International Antarctic Centre

International Antarctic Centre General Admission

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  • Opportunity to meet and interact with real penguins
  • Exciting simulated polar storm experience
  • Award winning visitor Destination
  • Fun-filled ride on a Hagglund
  • Chance to experience a 4D movie about Antarctica
  • Interactive exhibits showcasing the wonders of Antarctica
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What you need to know

Looking for an unforgettable adventure in Christchurch? Look no further than the Christchurch International Antarctic Centre! Immerse yourself in the wonders of the Antarctic and experience a world like no other.

Located in the heart of Christchurch, the Antarctic Centre offers a unique and educational experience for visitors of all ages. With its state-of-the-art facilities and interactive exhibits, this attraction is a must-visit for anyone curious about the frozen continent.

Step into the Antarctic Centre and embark on a journey through the icy landscapes of Antarctica. Learn about the history of exploration in the region and discover the incredible wildlife that calls this remote place home. From penguins to huskies, you'll have the chance to get up close and personal with these fascinating creatures.

The Antarctic Centre also offers a range of thrilling activities for the more adventurous visitors. Take a ride on the Hagglund, a tracked vehicle used for polar expeditions, and experience the thrill of traversing rough terrain. Or, for a truly unique experience, try the Antarctic Storm, a simulated blizzard that will test your endurance in freezing temperatures.

With its general admission ticket, the Antarctic Centre provides an all-encompassing experience that will leave you with a newfound appreciation for the Antarctic. So, whether you're a nature enthusiast, history buff, or simply looking for a fun day out, make sure to visit the Christchurch International Antarctic Centre for an unforgettable adventure.


  • General admission ticket to International Antarctic Centre
  • Hägglund Field Trip
  • Storm Dome
  • Penguin Rescue
  • HD Theatre
  • 4D Theatre
  • Husky Zone


  • Experience the world's first indoor Antarctic storm!
  • Get up close and personal with Little Blue Penguins
  • Climb on board a Hagglund for a fun-filled ride


  • Open daily from 9am - 4.30pm


  • Please allow 3 hours for this experience


  • International Antarctic Centre, 38 Orchard Rd, Christchurch Airport, Christchurch 8052. We have plenty of free on-site parking that is suitable for cars, camper vans, motorbikes and coaches

What To Bring

  • We recommend you bring a jacket for the Strom Dome experience

Additional Information

  • The Hagglund ride is not recommended for people with heart conditions, back or neck pain or if pregnant
  • It is recommended children must be at least 5 years old to ride the Hagglund
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children aged 3-5 years may ride at parents discretion, children under 3 not permitted

Cancellation Policy

  • Change your booking up to 24 hours before the start time of your experience​
  • Changes are not permitted within 24 hours of your experience​
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
Need help with your booking? Contact Us Help Code: 3A12-612D

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