International Antarctic Centre

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  • 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

International Antarctic Centre - Review

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!

International Antarctic Centre Ticket Prices

  • 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

How To reach International Antarctic Centre by Public Transport

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

Restaurants Near International Antarctic Centre

  • Priestley’s Antarctic Cafe

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TripHobo Highlights for International Antarctic Centre

  • 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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Things to Know Before Visiting International Antarctic Centre

  • 95% of people who visit Christchurch include International Antarctic Centre in their plan

  • 77.12% of people start their International Antarctic Centre visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

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

Tuesday, Friday and Saturday

94.4% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting International Antarctic Centre

People normally club together Orana Wildlife Park and Willowbank Wildlife Reserve while planning their visit to International Antarctic Centre.

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International Antarctic Centre, Christchurch Reviews

  • I think the price of entry is very steep and is a pretty hard ask for a family visit. The exhibits etc are excellent. Particularly if you have an interest in Antarctic history. Lots to do and see and you need to give yourself a few hours to do it. A 'need to see' place to visit I just think they need to also make it more affordable for people.

  • Terrible management and particularly the old ladies at reception not so friendly. This place is changed as it is now being operated by private company and become more of a tourist attraction rather than an educational spot which it use to be few years ago. It's good for tourists wanting to take pics and post them and that's what they made that place now anyways. One time for anyone who hasn't been there before. No offence but Please Ignore the retired old grannies at reception as their job is only to take calls and bookings at the age where they should be taking care of their grandchildren rather making an educational place their retirement village

  • Came to Christchurch on a raining day, I didn't know where to visit, so this place was the best choice because it is indoor. I made the right decision. A great center to learn about Antarctica. Not just learning, a lot of fun as well. I love the "feeding the little penguins", antartic storm, 4D movies "Ice Voyage" & "Happy Feet". The others were also good. This is a right place for families, especially with kids, I bet they will have fun and learn a lot. There is a cafe and a souvenir shop inside. The car park is free. The ticket is a little bit pricey!

  • Confidently located near Christchurch International Airport. There are many Antarctic exhibits though most are aimed at children. One of the key attractions is the Hagglund ride. And for those who want to experience Antarctic snow storm there is a storm room as well. You can also see penguins.

  • I am a school teacher and I took seventeen teenage students to the International Antarctic Centre. The booking process was easy and the Centre took care of everything. Our tour guide was Jane and she was skilled in encouraging my students to get involved (my students have low English and confidence) in the activities. The Centre balances fun interactive experiences with old school museum displays. There's lots if things to touch, wear and see. The penguins are wonderful. The Centre has a good gift shop that's pricy (of course!) But there's quality items. The haggalund ride is cool and my students had a great day. Our whole time there was about 150 minutes. A family would be there less time I think.

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