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Want to see just what it takes to keep the stars of the International Antarctic Centre healthy and happy? We’ve got the exclusive tour just for you! This popular tour programme gives you the chance to see up close all the fascinating work done ‘backstage’ in the penguin habitat and penguin welfare centre.

Limited to just 8 visitors per tour, the exclusive pass takes you into the areas not accessible to other visitors. It is hosted by an Antarctic Guides, who will share their experience and expertise taking you through the daily routines and long-term goals of our penguin habitat and programme. You’ll see how a Penguin quarantine area works, learn about penguin feeding and husbandry and take your penguin knowledge to the next level!

This experience also includes general admission to the International Antarctic Centre, including the Storm Dome, Hagglund Ride, Penguin Rescue, Hd & 4D Theatres, and if you go Thursday-Monday, Huskies!

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

The iconic International Antarctic Center is an award winning visitor experience and will open your eyes to the historical & modern day struggles of life on the ice. The Icey continent is extremely fascinating to us all. Unfortunately, most of us wont get to explore it, but this is the next best thing we reckon! 

Exclusive Penguin Habitat Access at International Antarctic Center

2 Hours

$149 NZD

Visit the International Antarctic Centre and get behind the scenes in this exclusive guided access into the penguin habitats.

Experience provided by

International Antarctic Centre

Important Information
  • We recommend booking in advance as this experience sells out regularly
  • Penguin VIP experience is 20-25 minutes, allow additional time for exploring the centre
  • Tours are run daily at 11 am, 12 pm and 2 pm.
  • Please be at the centre at least half an hour before the tour time.
  • Sorry but this tour is not suitable for children under 6 years of age.
  • Not suitable for wheelchairs or those with limited mobility (stairs involved)

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