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Our Experiences
General Information

Our Café

60 South Café has range of tasty menu options to fuel your explorations and is open daily from 8am til 5pm.

With a focus on fresh seasonal food, you will find something for everyone on our delicious menu. With indoor and outdoor seating areas, our focus is to provide delicious hand-crafted fresh food in an inviting atmosphere.  We have a number of Gluten and Dairy free options for those with intolerances.

We pride ourselves on our handcrafted baked goods.


For a stunning range of gifts, souvenirs and momentos.

Shop Antarctica features a fabulous range of exciting gifts for friends and family or a little something for yourself.

Prepare to be surprised and delighted at the extensive range available in both stores.

Luggage Storage

For visitors en route to and from the airport, coin-operated secure luggage lockers are available for hire outside the front of the attraction.

These lockers come in a variety of volumes accommodating a range of bag sizes.

Charges for luggage lockers are $2.50 for up to 3 hours or $3.50 for up to 5 hours.

Audio Guides

Get a personalised commentary of your journey to Antarctica with our Audio Guides.

Audio Guide tours are available in English, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Thai, German, French and Spanish.

The English tour is narrated by the late Sir Edmund Hillary.

These lightweight audio guides will enhance your experience by providing a comprehensive commentary through the indoor attraction.

A special children’s tour is also available.

Audio Guide hire is $10 per unit and can be booked with your ticket.

Penguin Express Shuttle

The Penguin Express is the Antarctic Centre's FREE shuttle to transport visitors between the city and the attraction.

The shuttle pick-up and drop-off stop in the city is located outside the Canterburyt Museum in Rolleston Ave.

The Penguin Express is a service ONLY FOR visitors to the Antarctic Centre.

The Penguin Express departs city centre at 9am, 11am, 1pm & 3pm daily.

The shuttle departs International Antarctic Centre at 10am, 12pm, 2pm & 4pm daily.

On the 29th September 2018 the shuttle will begin a new timetable as follows:

The Penguin Express departs city centre at 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm daily. 

The shuttle departs International Antarctic Centre at 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm daily.