International Antarctic Centre


Experience the wonder and magic of Antarctica without leaving Christchurch. This is one of New Zealand’s best, award winning tourist attractions!

International Antarctic Centre quite possibly the closest you’ll get to Antarctica without mounting your own expedition!

Antarctic Storm Experience – Ex-chill-erating fun at -8 degrees! Experience real snow and ice in our indoor polar room. Then brace yourself for an Antarctic storm where wind chill plummets temperatures to -18 degrees.

Four Seasons of Antarctica – A captivating light and sound show, where it ‘snows’ every six minutes! Experience a year in Antarctic from endless daylight to endless darkness. You’ll also hear the stories and legacies left by the great Antarctic explorers.

4D Extreme Theatre – Two movies to choose from, with stunning 3D imagery and surprise 4D special effects. A multi-sensory experience not to be missed!

Penguin Encounter – See our rescued Little Blue penguins, the world’s smallest penguins – now that’s something to squawk about! Join them for lunch at 10.30 am and 3.30 pm

Antarctic Gallery – Learn about climate, wildlife, glaciers, and all things Antarctic!

Hagglund Ride – Climb aboard and buckle up for a ride in our amazing, all terrain Antarctic vehicles – the Hagglund!

Husky Zone – Get up close and chill with the Husky Rescue NZ huskies on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. They’ll also join you in the Antarctic storm if you are lucky!


Our ‘Penguin Express’ Shuttle – We offer a FREE transport service for our visitors to and from the CBD. Departs Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Avenue 9am, 11am, 1pm & 3pm. Departs International Antarctic Centre 10am, 12 noon, 2pm & 4pm.

Receive a $5.00 discount voucher for any Adult, Family or Child admission from Greymouth i-SITE, valid to 30 September 2018

Contact The Team At Greymouth i-SITE


Phone: 0800 GREYMOUTH

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