Conferences | International Antarctic Centre


Lead the pack

Frosted glasses, ice cubes and cool conversation…

Is there a better place to turn up in a tuxedo than where the locals are already dressed in their own penguin suits?



The Atrium is a superb venue for everything from seated dinners to cocktail evenings, balls to product launches.

An elegant dining space for up to 130 guests, the Atrium can also accommodate 250 guests for cocktail functions. Its spectacular mural, dramatic lighting, silk lining and white marble floor combine to make this a beautiful, functional and wholly unique venue.

To ensure your event is one of the coolest in town we can include full or partial access to a wide range of experiences, including the Hägglund ride, ‘Antarctica’ the snow and Ice experience (with optional ice bar), 4D Extreme Theatre and the New Zealand Penguin Encounter.



An elegant silk-lined marquee offers a superb Christchurch venue option for your big event. We can set this venue up to accommodate large numbers for dinner and dancing.

While adjacent to the centre, the marquee is connected via a short undercover ramp and walkway, allowing guests to quickly and easily move between the spaces. Silk linings, heating, lighting, round tables, chairs, dance floor and stage are supplied for a sophisticated result.

There are several marquee options to ensure big crowds can still enjoy a cool event.


Colony collapse cause for concern

Where have all the penguins gone?

Over the last week a concerning report from Halley Bay has been making newspapers around the world.

The bay is Antarctica’s second largest emperor penguin breeding ground. Or, at least, it was. After…

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Breakfast with the penguins?

Looking for a delicious and unique breakfast experience for your group? We’ve got just the place.
The menu’s great, the view’s spectacular and the service is backed by our little friends in feathered tuxedos. Trust us… everything will go swimmingly.