International Antarctic Centre - Christchurch Central City
One of New Zealand's best tourist attractions, the International Antarctic Centre near Christchurch airport provides visitors of all ages with an interactive, fun and exciting experience of Antarctica.
Explore our indoor attraction which is packed full of informative displays showcasing modern day Antarctica, including the Antarctic Treaty partners, the human impact on the continent, the wildlife and plant systems and Antarctica’s effect on the globe.
The Penguin Encounter is New Zealand’s first combined indoor/outdoor Penguin viewing area with capacity to hold up to 26 Little Blue Penguins.
Climb aboard the amazing all terrain amphibious Antarctic vehicle - the Hagglund!
Sit back, buckle up, hold on and experience travelling across rough terrain in this unique and exciting machine! The ride simulates travelling conditions scientists experience riding in a Hagglund across the ice pack.
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38 Orchard Road, Christchurch Airport