International Antarctic Centre

Currently Closed
  • Address: 38 Orchard Road, Christchurch Airport 8053, New Zealand
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +64-33570519
  • Ticket Price: 59 NZD
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Games

One of New Zealand’s award winning attractions, the International Antarctic Centre is a must visit while on your trip to Christchurch. It has been designed in such a way that one can enjoy the fun of Antarctica without actually going there! You’ll get to experience snow and ice, survive an Antarctic Storm, learn about life in modern day Antarctica and hang out with Penguins! A major attraction over here is the exciting Hagglund ride! They also have a simulated 4D cruise!

  • Adults- $59, Children (5-15 years)- $29
  • Entry is free for children under five years.
  • Family (2 adults and 3 kids)- $149
  • Seniors and Students (ID compulsory)- $45

  • Pick up by the Penguin Express shuttle from Rolleston Avenue Museum.
  • Christchurch Airport bus stop

  • Priestley’s Antarctic Cafe

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  • International Antarctic Centre Address: 38 Orchard Road, Christchurch Airport 8053, New Zealand
  • International Antarctic Centre Contact Number: +64-33570519
  • International Antarctic Centre Timing: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm
  • International Antarctic Centre Price: 59 NZD
  • Best time to visit International Antarctic Centre(preferred time): 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit International Antarctic Centre: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 90.17% of people who visit Christchurch include International Antarctic Centre in their plan

  • 80.49% of people start their International Antarctic Centre visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see International Antarctic Centre

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

93.51% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting International Antarctic Centre

People normally club together Air Force Museum Of New Zealand and Willowbank Wildlife Reserve while planning their visit to International Antarctic Centre.

People also prefer to start their day with International Antarctic Centre.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • The best place for everyone. There are real penguins and can experience storm in Antarctica. Also we can watch 4D movie. It takes about 16 minutes. Anyway this is the best place to enjoy. I want to give them more than five stars.

  • A family orientated experience which provide a basic introduction to the Antarctic. The storm room, penguins and huskies are complimented by some audio visual rooms and an Antarctic transport ride. Not the cheapest of places to visit but easy to get to with a free bus from the Christchurch museum and botanic gardens entrance.

  • The centre is set up for family entertainment with detailed information on the antarctic being a little bit of a secondary matter. In my view the entry price is a little high with respect to the activities present and I suspect the cost of the experience in the antarctic vehicle is a significant contribution to this. There are sufficient activities to keep children entertained for 3-4 hours minimum. The free bus service from the Christchurch museum is useful but it is a pity the last bus back into Chistchurch is at 1600 when the centre closes at 1730. There is a bus service available nearby to return after 1600 for $4.

  • Staff is very friendly and helpful. The activities are scheduled so they all follow each other: a bumpy häglund ride, petting the Huskies, a 4d movie, penguin feeding and snowstorm simulator. The exposition is also very detailed without being too much! Good job on this. Allot a 2 - 3 hour in your day schedule for a full experience

  • Not worth for the money you spend. Might be good if you have small kids. The only good thing that attracted us was the military kind of vehicle ride and the dolphin feeding. 4D shows were very low quality.

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