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Antarctic center: Christchurch or Auckland?

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Antarctic center: Christchurch or Auckland?

There seem to be one in each location. Any thoughts on which is better? Any body been to and have comments on either of them.

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Cruisr

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1. Re: Antarctic center: Christchurch or Auckland?

Auckland has Kelly Tarltons Antartic Encounter

http://www.kellytarltons.co.nz/home/

Christchurch has the International Antartic centre

http://www.iceberg.co.nz/

They are both different.

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2. Re: Antarctic center: Christchurch or Auckland?

chch kiwi girl has summed it up well.

Christchurch advertises itself as being 'the worlds best Antarctic experience'.

lots of memrobilia and information plus a real live antarctic experience of being in a blizzard on ice. They provide the warm clothing for the experience.

neither place have the 'great emperor' penguins but do have the 'little blue'

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3. Re: Antarctic center: Christchurch or Auckland?

we went to christcurch antartic centre and it was good- the ride on the haagalund was great

laney

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4. Re: Antarctic center: Christchurch or Auckland?

Thanks all.

It looks like we will do the one in CC.

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5. Re: Antarctic center: Christchurch or Auckland?

And they have live penguins in Christchurch now too! We went a few weeks ago and the Little Blues were adorable! The Hagglund ride is also great fun.

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6. Re: Antarctic center: Christchurch or Auckland?

bumping up to top for newcomer7

7. Re: Antarctic center: Christchurch or Auckland?

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