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“A real experience of the Antarctic environment”

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 April 15, 2014

Set near the airport it offers arriving and departing passengers the chance to experience a 4 dimensional presentation of the Antarctica , A ride on the snow buggy is not for little kids

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Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

It was a good rainy afternoon trip while waiting for my flight to depart since its right outside the airport.
The 4D theatre and artic storm room are worth a stop. Best part was learning about antarctica, seems to be an amazing place and now my goal is to get down there.

Thank Cichosz8
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Reviewed April 14, 2014

We had a good time on the hagglund and 4-d movie. The price is a bit steep and some of the displays may be outdated but still worth a try.

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Reviewed April 11, 2014

This was not my idea, but my partner convinced me, and I am glad he did as it was great. Had lunch at the cafe before starting the tour which I have to say was fantastic. It had the usual fair, but lunch deals, which on this day was a filo pastry mushroom and bacon, with salad and garlic bread, it was divine and for $10 great value.

The centre itself is set out well and the frozen storm is a must do as well as the 4D movie. The penguins are gorgeous and the information is fascinating. The shop has an amazing range of gifts and it was well priced. All in all well worth going to do, especially if you don't like the cold that much, you can experience it for a few minutes without having to go to Antartica. Brilliant.

Thank subee40
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Reviewed April 10, 2014

Very informative, yet still fun. Could have spent hours watching the penguins in their pool! Haglund ride was fun and I now really want to volunteer to go!!

Thank Nadine B
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