Freephone NZ:   0800 200 371

Phone:   (+64) 03 341 7254


International Antarctic Centre

Located in the heart of a working campus, it is from here that most Antarctic missions are planned. Twice judged New Zealand's best attraction, the centre is a must see when visiting Christchurch.

Visitors can enjoy the wonder of Antarctica with a fun, exciting and interactive experience. Take an outdoor ride on the Hagglund, our all terrain amphibian vehicle. Imported from Sweden, these vehicles will take you over an exciting outdoor adventure course - even swimming in water!

Antarctica Centre

Enjoy a snow & ice experience in our polar room. Slide down an icy slope, brave the wind chill machine at -18 C or get exchillarated in the Antarctic Storm - a worlds first indoor storm!

View Little Blue penguins in the NZ Penguin Encounter, New Zealand's first combined indoor/outdoor penguin viewing area.

Open every day of the year from 9am. For more info Free call 0508 PENGUIN (736 48 46)

Westside Motorlodge is only a 10 minute drive from the International Antarctic Centre.  Click Here To View Our Rooms

Our Location

298 Riccarton Road
Upper Riccarton
Christchurch 8041
New Zealand 
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Contact Us

Freephone:  0800 200 371 - NZ
Phone:        (+64) 03 341 7254
Fax:            (+64) 03 341 7256

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