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International Antarctic Centre

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38 Orchard Road | International Antarctic Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-357 0519
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It's the ultimate Antarctic adventure! Experience the dramatic seasonal lighting in the four seasons of Antarctica show where it 'snows' every 6 minutes. Venture out on to 'the ice' from Scott Base to play in 'Antarctica' the snow & ice experience and survive an Antarctic storm! How long can you hold your hand in the icy Antarctic water? Hang out with Little Blue Penguins, buckle up for the famously exciting Hagglund ride, take an awesome simulated 4D Antarctic cruise, watch Happy Feet 4D, then watch a stunning movie on a MASSIVE screen! It's the closest you'll get to Antarctica without mounting your own expedition!
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  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“hagglund ride” (314 reviews)
“snow storm” (188 reviews)
“penguin feeding” (169 reviews)
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38 Orchard Road | International Antarctic Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-357 0519
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

A nice family picnic destination with ultimate Antarctic experience with winds blowing at 140 kmph in a room. The Haggulund ride was thrilling, though it is advisable to book tickets online as it cheaper than walk in entries.

Thank Kathan G
Reviewed 15 May 2016

We had so much fun here at the Antarctic Centre that we were late in heading out to our next destination! We arrived just in time for the feeding of the Little Blue Penguins - so cute, and nice to see our injured wildlife has...More

Thank StaceyCheer
Reviewed 15 May 2016

While some of the attractions were okay, $30 seniors' rate for something you can visit in a short time frame is not money well spent! If I had it to do over, I would wait for the other people on our tour in the coffee...More

Thank Kathleen L
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Great activity for families with kids and ones who are curious about Antarctica. I really enjoyed the Penguin feeding session and the Antarctica storm experience. We spend a good 2 and a half hours there and watched all the shows/activities. Overall its a good experience...More

Thank Emma C
Reviewed 13 May 2016

You should visit this place with kids as it is a learning experience. the Snow storm was amazing but other things were a little boring. Well, if one hasn't seen penguins or are keen to see them being fed, that's when this place can be...More

Thank Virrr777
Reviewed 4 May 2016

As 2 empty nesters we still found loads to see and do and easily filled a rushed visit of 2 hours. Would go back again to see even more of the activities. Highlights were the 4D movie, 17min doco, the blizzard room, Huskies and the...More

Thank Whatsonnow
Reviewed 3 May 2016

This is a pricey venue but worth every penny. Get there early in the morning and count on spending a good couple of hours here.

Thank Darryn G
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Classic case of 'if you can afford the $65 adult entry fee or $149 family then it is pretty good'. There is a lot of information and things to do and you can easily spend 3 hours here doing everything. May not appeal to teenagers...More

1  Thank dlf_perth
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Good way to spend the afternoon with the kids. A couple of great 4D movies for the kids to watch, a simulated snow storm, husky pups and a ride in a Haagland (a definitely highlight for the little blokes)

1  Thank Jordan D
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Brilliant attraction with a lot to do. From the Antarctic Storm simulator to the Hagglund ride its a great day out.

Thank Savagesheepy
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31 October 2017|
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Response from johnC4806NT | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty certain they have lockers or a luggage storage room. Its only a 5 min walk from the International Terminal so if you checked in early you could leave your bags at the airport.
Zheyun Z
5 October 2017|
Response from IntAntarcticCentre | Property representative |
Hi There, Yes an Australian Student ID is valid to purchase a student ticket. Thanks, Lisa
29 December 2016|
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Response from Paul W | Reviewed this property |
2-3 hours