"International Antarctic Centre" International Antarctic Centre Tip by ATXtraveler


If you have the opportunity to look at a globe, you will probably have a good idea why the International Antarctic Centre is based in Christchurch, NZ. Although geographically, a couple cities south of ChCh could be considered "closer", this is probably the right size town for this location.

As you can imagine, with all of the different countries, and the logistically nightmares that is Antarctica, it is nice to have a location back at civilization where you can organize expeditions out to the ice. Christchurch is the home base for most countries Antarctic expeditions, and therefore it is nice to have a local museum to showcase such information.

Inside, you can learn the history of the explorers, learn about the flora and fauna, and also get to experience a blizzard, inside the snowstorm creation. We enjoyed suiting up in cold weather gear, and facing the blowing cold and snow.

This is definitely worth a look when you are in Christchurch!

Address: by the Christchurch Airport
Directions: Just follow the boot prints from the Christchurch Airport.
Phone: +64 3 353 7798
Website: http://www.iceberg.co.nz/

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Written Feb 29, 2008
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse



“Don't Worry About Tomorrow... Its Already Happened in Australia!”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 0 6 5
Forum Rank:
0 0 5 6 8

Have you been to Christchurch?

  Share Your Travels