- Entry to the International Antarctic Centre
- Antarctic Museum
- Hägglund Rides
- Storm Room
- Husky Zone
- Little Blue Penguins
- HD Theatre
- 4D Theatre
- Any food, drinks or souvenirs
WHAT TO EXPECT
You don't have to travel all the way to Antarctica to experience the wonder of the region. Discover the beauty and mystery of the arctic right in Christchurch, New Zealand when you visit the International Antarctic Centre at Christchurch Airport.
This day pass provides access to all features at the International Antarctic Centre. You can ride a Hägglund, an all-terrain amphibious vehicle that's used to conquer the rough and icy terrain of the arctic and watch a short film about Antarctica in the 4D theatre or the HD theatre.
Spend some time feeding and interacting with koror? (little blue penguins), which are the smallest penguins in New Zealand. Then, head to the Husky Cuddle Zone to play with the sled dogs of the arctic.
You will also get access to the Storm Room, where you can experience firsthand what an average day feels like in the icy arctic. This indoor polar room is chilled to -8° Celsius and gets even chillier when it's hit by a very realistic -18° Celsius gust of wind that blows every hour via wind machine.
If that sounds too cold for you, don't worry. You will be provided with warm jackets and overshoes to keep you warm. After the Antarctic Storm, you can also take the ‘Polar Plunge Challenge’ and experience icy cold Antarctic water, if you dare.
If you get hungry while you're there, don't worry. There is an on-site cafe offering a range of tasty drinks and food items including options suitable for those with dietary requirements. You can also purchase a souvenir in the centre gift shop to remember your visit. (All purchases are at visitors' own expense.)
The International Antarctic Centre is open daily from 8 am - 5:30 pm. Free shuttles are available from Christchurch city, departing from outside the Museum on Rolleston Ave at 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm.