International Antarctic Center General Admission Ticket - Christchurch

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    The shuttle pick-up and drop-off stop in the city is located outside the Canterburyt Museum in Rolleston Ave. , , The Penguin Express is a service ONLY FOR visitors to the Antarctic Centre. , , The .. read more
  • Departure Details :
    The shuttle pickup and dropoff stop is located outside the Museum and i-SITE in Rolleston Ave.
    The shuttle pick-up and drop-off stop in the city is located outside the Canterburyt Museum in Rollest.. read more
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

The International Antarctic Center is The Coolest Fun in Christchurch-new-zealand">Christchurch!
Experience the wonder and magic of Antarctica without leaving Christchurch, at one of New Zealands best, award winning tourist attractions.

Highlights

  • Ideal choice for families
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Family friendly
  • Popular choice with kids

Know More about this tour

The International antarctic centre is your destination for authentic, interactive fun and provides an exciting experience of Antarctica for visitors of all ages.It doesnt matter whether youre 2 or 92, there are hours of fun here for everyone.

Youll visit Antarctica the snow and ice experience, survive an Antarctic Storm, learn about life in modern day Antarctica and Scott Base, and hang out with Little Blue Penguins! Theres also the famously exciting Hagglund ride and an awesome simulated 4D cruise, Happy Feet 4D and lots more!

Its quite possibly the closest youll get to Antarctica without mounting your own expedition!

We are located next to Christchurch international airport and open every day of the year from 9am 5.30pm.

Inclusions

Penguin Express Shuttle service from the city to the Center

Entry/Admission - International Antarctic Centre

Exclusions

Excess luggage charges (where applicable)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Hagglund Rides: We do not recommend this ride for visitors with heart conditions, back or neck pain or if pregnant

Children must be over 2 years old to ride the Hagglund and all children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult

Traveler Reviews

  • 15-Feb-2018

    Informative
    Interesting
    Good experience
    Must do if you are in Christchurch

  • 07-Jan-2018

    Meh. We arrived when a couple of cruise ships had tours. It impacted the whole day. They didn't offer the backstage penguin experience, and there just really isn't much to see or do. The ride is through a parking lot that will definitely cause back issues for a couple of days. Although I was happy to support a worthwhile cause, researching and demonstrating what we know about the antarctic, the experience is rather lame.

  • 07-Dec-2017

    Très fréquenté, 2 attractions sont sympa à faire: storrm et le tour en tank

  • 20-Oct-2017

    This is a great attraction. I think it is a bit pricey for what you are getting there, but really worth seeing. There is a lot of information and reading to do, and the person at reception really does a great job of helping you maximize your time there. I highly recommend the Penguin Encounter, but do be aware you will not handle any live penguins.

  • 18-Mar-2017

    Visiting the Antarctic Center is a little pricey but I would highly recommend you to visit it, especially if you have a friend with you to share the fun. I loved the hagglund ride! It was my highlight and was a great start to the visit of the Antarctic Center. The wind chill simulation was entertaining too, however, if you have experienced super cold temperatures before you won't be as impressed. I found the Antarctic Center educational and left the center with the idea of visiting the Antarctic one day.

  • 02-Mar-2017

    We absolutely loved the tour, the only problem was that I booked through the shore excursion option not realising that Akaroa where our ship was docking was so far from Christchurch. However one of the tour people enabled us to go on their tour from Akaroa to the IAC just paying the coach fare and using our own entry ticket. So a big thumbs up to the great tourist relations in Akaroa.

  • 02-Mar-2017

    We absolutely loved the tour, the only problem was that I booked through the shore excursion option not realising that Akaroa where our ship was docking was so far from Christchurch. However one of the tour people enabled us to go on their tour from Akaroa to the IAC just paying the coach fare and using our own entry ticket. So a big thumbs up to the great tourist relations in Akaroa.