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International Antarctic Centre
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International Antarctic Center General Admission...
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Christchurch Snow and Kiwi Tour
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Christchurch City Sightseeing - Must See Three Attractions
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Owner description: It's the ultimate Antarctic adventure! Experience the dramatic seasonal lighting in the four seasons of Antarctica show where it 'snows' every 6 minutes. Venture out on to 'the ice' from Scott Base to play in 'Antarctica' the snow & ice experience and survive an Antarctic storm! How long can you hold your hand in the icy Antarctic water? Hang out with Little Blue Penguins, buckle up for the famously exciting Hagglund ride, take an awesome simulated 4D Antarctic cruise, watch Happy Feet 4D, then watch a stunning movie on a MASSIVE screen! It's the closest you'll get to Antarctica without mounting your own expedition!
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Antarctic ride was very realistic and a little scary. We went thur water and up hills. The Antarctic storm was very real like with cold winds and snow. The 4D movie was entertaining.

Thank KellyJ1213
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

We got a great discount from grabone.co.nz. I do not know if it is because we bought tickets from grabone.co.nz but we were told we were only entitled to one Hagglund ride, even though we had bought the extreme pass. Otherwise, do not think the regular admission prices are worth it. My kids are older (aged 10 to 14 years) & they did not find the Hagglund ride / penguin feeding / snow and ice experience particularly exciting. Nonetheless, we appreciate that it is not easy to share the knowledge on Antarctica in a creative and interesting way and we felt the Centre did a decent job. After 3 hours, we did learn about a place we would unlikely step foot on.

Thank g0_f0r_it
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

Kids loved it, even mum had a laugh, kids now know what its like to be freezing the storm was a great idea, not a cheap day but I think worth it, could be bigger though and another penguin tank, as there is only one, The 4D movie was great, kids loved it, my son said no mum too real, the buggy ride was good, but could do with a better track, was only one could bump, staff great

Thank IsalaW
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

Really recommend this stop. 4D movies was awesome and the 4WD vehicle. Should allow at least 2 hours to see everything.

Thank CoralReef_12
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

We really enjoy this place. I took some overseas guests and they thought it a very unique place. The snow room attraction is very interesting and the whole oncept was found facinating. The whole centre is well run and enjoyable.

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