Antarctic Centre

All Year round

Located on the International Antarctic Programme’s working campus at Christchurch Airport, the Centre has become one of New Zealand’s most diverse and dynamic tourist attractions.

The range of interactive experiences here provides fun, education and excitement for visitors of all ages.



For more info visit:

Antarctic Centre


38 Orchard Road
Christchurch Airport


03 357 0519



Wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair lifts to access meeting rooms on the mezzanine floor and in the attraction to gain access to the penguin viewing area. Travelling in the Hägglund requires that you are able to board and disembark unassisted.


Approximately a 15-minute drive from Christchurch central city or a 5-minute walk across the road from the Christchurch Airport terminal.


There are 3 designated accessible parking spaces available at the entrance.

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