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!
Entrance Ticket Details For International Antarctic Centre
- 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
- Pick up by the Penguin Express shuttle from Rolleston Avenue Museum.
- Christchurch Airport bus stop
- Priestley’s Antarctic Cafe
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77.76% of people who visit Christchurch include International Antarctic Centre in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
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
93.51% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting International Antarctic Centre
International Antarctic Centre Reviews & Ratings
To be honest, the price was a little high but the experience was fantastic! Quite educational for not only the children but also the adults. And first time seeing 4D! Wow! Must visit, the Huskies are beautiful but do not pat them on the head it is against the rules. Also you will get to meet some very beautiful Penguins. The gift shop is great too!
Great fun, so much for kids, they loved watching the penguins being fed and looking at them underwater was especially cool. The Hagglund vehicles are pretty impressive and the kids loved the chance to go for a ride over a crazy obstacle course. The cold storm room was fun, as were the 4D movies which keep changing. We saw Small Foot this time which again the kids loved. Lots of interesting things to learn about for adults too.
Such a great experience!! In one day you can see little penguins, try Antarctic storm, ride in Antarctic car, pet husky dogs, watch 4D movie...totally must do in Wellington. Family friendly.
It felt overrated to be honest. I heard a lot of good things about the Antarctic centre but it didn't live up to the hype for me. The 4D cinema seemed outdated for one, and generally it felt a bit bare. I suppose this is after having gone to another museum that had a lot of great information about early Antarctic employers, either the Christchurch museum or one in Dunedin, I forget which. Best thing on my opinion was the the storm experience. Overall, I wouldn't pay full price, but maybe worth it on a good discount
Great fun for the family. Really liked the Hägglund ride... totally unexpected thrills! A tad expensive for the family but actually pretty good value. Something for everyone!