International Antarctic Centre

Twice voted New Zealand's very best attraction, the International Antarctic Centre is the world's best Antarctic attraction and is located just two minutes stroll from Sudima Christchurch Airport.

Feel real Antarctic temperatures at the indoor Snow and Ice Experience and get 'exhilarated' in the snow storm that blows every 30 minutes. And while you're in there, make your way to the Husky Zone and have a hands-on experience with these intelligent, friendly canines.

Meet the Little Blue Penguins at the New Zealand Penguin Encounter - New Zealand's first indoor/outdoor penguin viewing area. Watch the penguins dive deep down to the bottom of their pool at feeding time through the large viewing window. Or make your way upstairs to watch the penguins clamber around the rocks in their outdoor enclosure.

Ride the Antarctic Hagglund and learn the rich and fascinating history of Antarctic exploration and the dramatic importance of current Antarctic study, through excellent audio-visual displays, photographic exhibitions and real equipment.