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Adult Ages 16+
Children Ages 8-15

See Our Penguin Habitat Up Close!

Ever wondered what it takes to keep our colony of rescued penguins healthy and happy? Our exclusive backstage experience offers an insider’s glimpse into the dedicated work that goes into running a rescue centre for the world’s smallest penguin species; the Kororā, Little Blue Penguin.

Limited to just 6 participants, this exclusive tour grants backstage access to areas typically off-limits to other guests. Guided by our knowledgeable Antarctic Guides or dedicated Penguin Keepers, you’ll embark on a captivating 40-minute journey delving into the daily routines of a Penguin Keeper and gaining insights into the lives of our charming penguin residents.

Discover firsthand our cutting-edge facilities and the meticulous care that ensures the wellbeing of our penguins. Explore the inner workings of our vet room, marvel at intriguing specimens like penguin feathers, eggs, and skeletons; and expand your penguin knowledge in ways you never thought possible.

Book your Penguin Backstage Experience today and let the adventure begin!

What you need to know

Times: Tours depart at 11.30am and 1.00pm daily.
Duration: Approximately 40 minutes. Participants must arrive 30 minutes before the tour.
Participants: Limited to a maximum of 6 people. Minimum age requirement is 8 years. Children under 13 years old must be accompanied by someone 14 years or older (booked and paid) during the Backstage Experience.
Inclusions: Your Penguin Backstage Experience includes a general admission attraction entry ticket.
Experience details: Tours are in English only. Please note you will not be able to touch or feed our penguins on this tour. This experience is not recommended for those sensitive to strong smells.
Bookings: Bookings are essential and subject to availability / confirmation. Booking fees may apply.
Accessibility: Please contact us prior to booking if you have accessibility needs or limited mobility, as stairs are involved in this experience. Email [email protected]
Health notice: The Penguin Backstage Experience is not recommended for anyone with a compromised immune system (i.e. chemotherapy or HIV exposure) due to the close bird contact and potential exposure to bird faeces.
Cost: $99 per person, includes general admission to the International Antarctic Centre

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to connect with our penguins in a truly unique way!